Dan Ryman serves as the Acting Deputy Commissioner for Patents in the Patents business unit. In this role, Mr. Ryman works with and provides executive leadership to the Office of International Patent Cooperation (OIPC) and Technology Centers 2600, 2900, and 3700.
Prior to becoming Acting Deputy Commissioner, he served as an Assistant Commissioner for Patents providing executive leadership to the divisions in OIPC as well as to TC 2900. Mr. Ryman has also held the positions of Associate Commissioner for Patent Quality, Director of OPQA, senior advisor to the Under Secretary and Director of the USPTO, senior advisor to the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality, and supervisor in both the USPTO’s Central Reexamination Unit and Technology Center 2400. Mr. Ryman started his USPTO career as a patent examiner focused on applications related to multiplex communication.
Mr. Ryman has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a law degree from the George Washington University Law School.