Matthew K. Ryan is one of the founding partners of Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP. He has extensive experience in litigation, prosecution, transactional matters and client counseling with respect to intellectual property.

Mr. Ryan represents multinational and emerging companies in a wide range of high- and low-technology areas. He has represented these clients in numerous state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. In addition, Mr. Ryan supervises an aggressive prosecution practice for these clients in proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and assists in representing these clients before various international patent authorites. He also regularly counsels these clients in complex business matters and transactions, including drafting and negoiating research and development, sales and license agreements.

Mr. Ryan speaks regularly throughout the world on intellectual property subjects. He received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University in 1979 and his law degree from the University of Miami in 1982. He is a member of various local, national and international bar associations, including AIPPI, INTA, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the American Bar Association, the New York, New Jersey and Minnesota State Bar Associations and the Florida Bar. He is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, Florida and Minnesota.

Prior to the founding of Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP, Mr. Ryan was a partner in the law firm of Curtis, Morris & Safford P.C. He joined that firm as an associate in 1985 and was made a partner in 1989.


Bar Admission

Minnesota (1982)
Florida (1983)
New York (1986)
New Jersey (1986)


Vanderbilt University
(B.E.M.E., 1979)
University of Miami (J.D., 1982)
Cum Laude
Omicron Delta Kappa
Executive Editor,
Lawyer of the Americas
Journal of International Law


New York Intellectual Law
Minnesota State Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
American Bar Association
The Florida Bar

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