Ria Farrell Schalnat, Of Counsel
Ria’s passion for technology stems from her background as a computer programmer, which affords her unique perspectives when counseling clients on patent and licensing matters. She has helped clients secure patents for a wide range of technology-based systems, including billing, data management, customer relationship management and speech technology. She is adept at guiding clients throughout the entirety of the patent process, from reviewing disclosures and determining patentability to drafting and filing applications and interfacing with the patent office during the review process. She also has extensive experience in handling drafting and reviewing computer licensing agreements with an additional focus in open source licensing.
She is a frequent author and speaker on a variety of matters, including serving as an annual panelist at the Mobile Voice and SpeechTEK Conferences, which attracts industry leaders in the speech technology industry. She also has contributed to a number of industry publications, including the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal and Billing World. Additionally, she has served as an adjunct professor at both the University of Dayton and University of Cincinnati Law Schools, teaching courses in open source licensing, computer and cyberspace law, and patent prosecution history analysis.
- Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Articles in the National Law Review database by Ria Farrell Schalnat: