Joshua M. Ryland
Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar LLP
1621 Euclid Avenue, 19th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44115
Disclaimer: I always feel odd describing myself in the third person—especially outside of post-game interviews. But Kyle refused to write my bio, so I have no choice.
Josh is an accomplished federal litigator and licensing attorney. With a background in biology and a serious addiction to computers and electronic gadgets, Josh found IP trials to be right up his alley. Before joining the ranks of the tech warriors, however, Josh cut his teeth as a federal clerk for Chief Judge Paul R. Matia of the Northern District of Ohio during the highly publicized trial of John Demjanjuk. After that, Josh honed his chops on complex federal suits and big deals at both Jones Day in Cleveland and Sullivan & Cromwell in New York. When the siren call of the courtroom became too much to ignore, he joined Renner Otto, crossing the country for good times and great results.
Josh is a member of the John M. Manos Inn of Court, the Cleveland Intellectual Property Lawyers Association, and the executive council for the intellectual property section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. He was also recognized as an Ohio Super Layers “Rising Star” for IP litigation.
Josh has spoken to numerous organizations on topics including patent litigation, Federal Circuit trends, brief writing, and litigation ethics.
In addition to IP trial work, Josh counsels clients—big and small—on IP licensing issues, technology transfers from universities and hospitals, and technology development agreements. It keeps him sane.
J.D. cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 1999
B.S. summa cum laude, Biological Science, The Ohio State University, 1996