Ryan Schultz is a trial lawyer focused on assisting clients obtain value and protection for their technology. Mr. Schultz works with his clients to align the trial strategy with the client’s business objectives in order to obtain the optimal result for the client.
He has worked with clients in a wide variety of technology, including software, teleradiology, semiconductors, semiconductor manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electroluminescence wiring, software and hardware for rendering three dimensional graphics, portable electronic devices, digital signal processing devices, ophthalmic devices, video gaming machines, and wireless and cellular communication systems, such as 802.11, 3G and LTE.
Mr. Schultz believes that having a full and comprehensive understanding of the technology is necessary to create and execute the most beneficial strategy for the client. To that end, Mr. Schultz utilizes his scientific background in genetics and biochemistry to help facilitate obtaining a deep understanding of his client’s technology.
In addition to resolving disputes for his clients, Mr. Schultz also works with his clients to obtain the most comprehensive protection for their technology, using a combination of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets that best matches the business plans and objectives of the client. Mr. Schultz also assists clients in acquiring valuable monetization of its intellectual property, including due diligence on IP issues and valuations of extensive patent portfolios.
Mr. Schultz represents clients as both plaintiff and defendant, which allows Mr. Schultz to not only understand the most strategic plan for his client, but also understand the litigation strategy of the adverse party. He has represented clients at all stages of litigation, all the way through appeals. Mr. Schultz has also represented both petitioners and patent owners in various proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in both inter partes review (IPR) and covered business method review (CBM).
He enjoys working with clients to present complex technology in an understandable manner for courts and juries. When not working with clients, Mr. Schultz enjoys spending time watching his two kids enjoy Minnesota activities, like ice skating and ice fishing.