Ryan D. Jenlink

Principal / Dallas Metro Office

Ryan is focused on helping his clients use intellectual property to accelerate their business objectives. His value lies in his ability to pinpoint each client’s specific goals and then set a strategy for building portfolios of IP assets that will unlock those goals. His practice includes managing and analyzing IP portfolios, providing opinions of counsel, preparing and prosecuting patent applications in both the U.S. and internationally, negotiating intellectual property agreements, and representing clients in Post Grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Ryan has experience across a wide range of technology areas, including genetic engineering; gene therapeutics; pharmaceutical compounds, compositions, and methods; medical devices such as surgical tools and implants; and medical treatment regimen. Ryan also has experience related to polymer compositions, polymerization methods, and polymerization equipment; catalyst chemistry; telecommunications; and oilfield servicing operations including drilling, stimulation, production, and surface equipment.

  • Developed strategies for protecting a family of implantable, mechanically-active, bioabsorbable medical devices and negotiated licenses to bring the first generation of bioabsorbable devices into public use.
  • Represented a maker of vehicle tracking devices before the USPTO’s PTAB, successfully contesting the validity of all claims in a litigated patent.

Ryan has more than a decade of experience in serving his clients’ intellectual property needs. He works with both individual inventors and companies to develop application strategies; draft and prosecute patent applications related to mechanical, chemical, biological, and electrical inventions; and develop strategies for filing and prosecuting patent applications throughout the world. Ryan also holds substantial expertise in the area of design patents, including strategies for using design patents to supplement broader IP portfolios as well as best practices for procuring, protecting, and enforcing design patents.

During law school, Ryan worked for the University of Oklahoma’s Office of Technology Development where he evaluated invention disclosures for patentability, coordinated application filings and prosecution with outside counsel, and developed strategies for monetizing intellectual property assets by licensing university-owned technologies to start-up companies.

Outside of the office, Ryan likes running, spending time in the gym, and woodworking. He also enjoys taking hiking trips with his wife and two daughters.


  • Oklahoma State University Alumni Association, Advisory Board, Brighter Orange Scholarship Committee


J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law, 2008

B.S., summa cum laude, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Oklahoma State University, 2005

B.S., summa cum laude, Plant and Soil Science – Biotechnology, Oklahoma State University, 2005

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