• June 3-6, 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, California


Ryan Abbott

Ryan Abbott, MD, JD, PhD

Brown, Neri, Smith & Khan, LLP
Ryan Abbott is Partner at Brown, Neri, Smith & Khan, LLP. His practice focuses on representing companies in the life science and information technology industries. Ryan assists with disputes, strategy, corporate and transactional matters, as well as with intellectual property rights including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret protections. He is an experienced trial and appellate attorney, having appeared as an advocate and lead counsel in numerous state and federal courts as well as in foreign courts and arbitration proceedings. Ryan's diverse educational and practice background allows him to contribute new perspectives and a business-oriented mindset to both conflicts and transactions. In 2019 and 2021, Managing Intellectual Property magazine named him as one of the fifty most influential people in intellectual property. In 2022, he was named a World IP Review (WIPR) Leader for Patents, one of IAM’s Strategy 300—The World’s Leading IP Strategists, and he was a recipient of Managing Intellectual Property’s Europe Cross-Border Patent Litigation Team of the Year award. In 2023, he was named one of IAM’s Strategy 300 Global Leaders and again a World IP Review (WIPR) Leader for Patents. Ryan is also the author of The Reasonable Robot: Artificial Intelligence and the Law published by Cambridge University Press in 2020, and his legal research has also been published in a variety of leading journals and books. Ryan is a physician, attorney (licensed in California and New York), and patent attorney in the United States, as well as a solicitor advocate in England and Wales. He is board-certified by the American Board of Legal Medicine (ABLM). Ryan is a graduate of the University of Surrey School of Law (PhD), Yale Law School (JD), University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (MD), Emperor’s College (MTOM), and University of California, Los Angeles (BS).
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