Target | Director Counsel, Intellectual Property
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Ryan received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, and his J.D. and Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He began his legal career at several Twin Cities-area law firms – first as a litigator and then as a patent prosecutor. He then moved in-house as Senior Counsel for Philip Morris International, overseeing its Brand Integrity function in Latin America & Canada. Ryan is now Director Counsel, Intellectual Property at Target. His current responsibilities include managing Target’s data science, supply chain and footwear patent portfolios, providing legal counsel in connection with Target’s open source software program, and negotiating software, technology and licensing agreements.