Ryan Furtado is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's San Diego (Del Mar) office.

Areas of Practice

Ryan has over eight years of experience in patent application preparation and prosecution in the high tech, medical device, software, and fintech fields in a broad range of industries.  He is also well-versed in the management and monetization of patent portfolios, having assisted various clients in tech transfer and licensing, IP due diligence, and opinion/freedom to operate assessments. 

Ryan’s technical experience includes wireless communications, data storage devices and systems management, data networking/network management, wireless charging and power transfer, multimedia delivery and video coding (including HEVC and AVC content), AR/VR technologies, blockchain technologies, data analytics, artificial intelligence and deep/machine learning, automotive technologies (including connected car, autonomous driving, electric drive systems), green energy generation and storage systems, as well as health data collection, aggregation, and management and electro-mechanical devices for analyte monitoring and medication delivery and medical imaging.

Before becoming an attorney, Ryan spent six years an electrical engineer and project manager installing and supporting turnkey industrial automation systems in the pharmaceutical, home and body care product, and food and beverage industries.


J.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 2013

B.S., University of Missouri, 2005


  • California
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
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