Ryan W. O’Donnell

Ryan W. O’Donnell

Volpe and Koenig, PC
P. 215-255-9109


Ryan O’Donnell is a Shareholder at Volpe and Koenig, PC, a full service intellectual property law firm with offices in Philadelphia, PA, and Princeton, NJ.  Ryan is Chair of the firm’s Life Science Practice Group.  His practice focuses on chemical, biotechnology, and medical device patent prosecution, intellectual property litigation and licensing, and conducting validity, infringement, and freedom to operate analyses.

Ryan represents universities and companies of various sizes in intellectual property counseling, litigation, and licensing.  Ryan’s practice is primarily concentrated in biotechnology, chemical, and mechanical technologies.

Ryan has served as trial counsel in patent infringement disputes in various US Federal District Courts, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Ninth Circuit, and before the International Trade Commission (ITC).  He also served as lead counsel at several Markman claim construction hearings. Ryan has obtained several favorable claim construction opinions in patent infringement matters and has negotiated the successful pretrial resolution of some complex intellectual property matters.

Ryan works with his clients to routinely review their intellectual property assets and provide counseling on new and creative ways to maximize the value of those assets through licensing, enforcement, or strategic partnerships.  Ryan has played a key role in assisting his clients with successful industry-wide licensing programs and mutual cross-licensing programs.

Ryan also has significant experience with USPTO reexamination proceedings, inter parte review proceedings, patent interferences, and arguing appeals before the USPTO Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.