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Ryan O. White

RYAN O. WHITE is a partner in the Indianapolis office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP and a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Group. Ryan counsels individual and corporate clients in all areas of intellectual property law, including the preparation, procurement, licensing and enforcement of patents, as well as the drafting and review of licensing and supplier agreements, IP protection clauses and confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements.

Ryan's practice experience also includes preparing and rendering oral and written patentability, freedom to practice, non-infringement and validity opinions, as well as conducting intellectual property due diligence investigations and audits of usage and ownership. In addition to preparing and facilitating the ongoing prosecution of U.S. patent applications, Ryan has experience coordinating the filing and prosecution of PCT and national stage foreign patent applications. Ryan has experience working with a diverse range of clients, from small start-up businesses, to Fortune 100 companies.

Ryan has experience spanning many technical disciplines, including working with businesses in the biotech, biochemistry, biomedical, chemical, Internet and mechanical engineering industries. He has also worked extensively with technologies within the medical device and surgical sectors, including orthopedic implants, minimally invasive and computer assisted surgical procedures, bioabsorbable stents, catheter devices, general infusion and pain management pumps, wound closure devices, medical imaging systems, immunoassay platforms, as well as diagnostic workstations and drug delivery devices. In addition to his practice experience within the intellectual property field, Ryan also has worked with clients on various FDA issues, including advising clients on governmental regulatory and compliance related matters. 

Ryan is admitted to practice law in both Indiana and Ohio and is registered before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is also admitted to practice law before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the Court of Appeals for Sixth Circuit and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Ryan serves on the board of directors for the Sociedad Amigos de Colombia (SADCO), a non-profit organization that focuses on creating a caring community by drawing together Latin American cultures in central Indiana, as well as by offering financial and educational support to those in need.