Patent Agent


Jay Ryan is a Patent Agent who received his Bachelor of Science in Physics from Cleveland State University in 1986.

Jay worked as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office from 1987 to 1993, where he examined patents in a wide range of optical technologies, from simple eyeglasses and vehicle mirrors, to high-tech holographic systems.

Jay worked for 12 years in the Intellectual Property groups at corporate law firms in Cleveland, Ohio.  After that, Jay was self-employed as a freelance patent agent for 14 years before joining Emerson Thomson Bennett in 2019.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Patent Preparation and Prosecution

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1993

EDUCATION

  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science in Physics – 1986
    • President, Society of Physics Students, CSU (1985-86)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • Cleveland Regional Association of Planetariums