Ryan Montgomery has been a registered patent attorney since 1999 and uses both his technical knowledge and leadership skills to counsel the best solution for the needs of each client. Mr. Montgomery's patent-prosecution experience includes various surgical medical devices, improved combustion engines, water-testing devices/instrumentation, electrical-power-transmission lines and materials, pathogen-inhibiting clothing materials, and business methods. Prior to entering law practice, Mr. Montgomery Ryan worked in the biotechnology industry (including some start-up firms), giving him a unique perspective on the interaction between intellectual property and scientific research.
Mr. Montgomery also has many years of experience as an administrative-law attorney for the United States Dept. of Agriculture, overseeing the investigation and enforcement of laws that target unfair competition and deceptive business practices, including fraudulent financial transactions and price manipulation in commodity markets. In this capacity, he has also enforced federal financial regulations and technical-measurement standards.
Mr. Montgomery's diverse legal experience draws from an enforcement and litigation background. He has served as an attorney in public service on the local, district, and Federal levels. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Montgomery has extensive experience with litigation, where he was an advocate for victims of crime, both through conducting over 20 jury trials and through numerous successful appeals. Mr. Montgomery has also successfully advocated the sanctity of the attorney-client privileged relationship, having written appellate briefs that resulted in the Colorado Supreme Courts opinion in People v. Madera.
As an undergraduate, Mr. Montgomery attended the University of California, Santa Cruz where he studied molecular biology, biochemistry, endocrinology. He also studied developmental psychology, and under the guidance of his professor, he co-authored the paper "Friendship, Transactive Dialogues, and the Development of Scientific Reasoning," which other researchers have cited in over 240 scholarly articles. Mr. Montgomery later earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver College of Law.
Mr. Montgomery is currently admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and all state courts in the State of Colorado.