Ryan Damon

Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Riverbend Technology

He is responsible for all legal matters as well as corporate development, trade compliance, and industrial security.

My Articles

5 Years Later: Lessons Learned from the First Inter Partes Review

Based on the first five years, IPRs have proven to be an effective tool for accused infringers to challenge patent validity cheaply and effectively. IPRs have driven down the cost of defending against and the settlement value of many patent-infringement assertions. Those faced with patent assertions cannot afford to overlook IPR as a defense tool. And patent owners, too, must adapt their tactics to address the challenges of IPRs.