Ryan Brady is a registered patent attorney and Associate General Counsel at Utah State University. Before joining USU in 2011, Brady worked in the Washington, D.C. office of Baker Donelson where he focused on patent procurement, counseling and portfolio management for major technology institutions, primarily in the biotech and chemical industries. Prior to working for Baker Donelson, Brady practiced at a specialized patent boutique in Alexandria, Va. Brady's prior experience encompasses both patent litigation and patent prosecution, including appeals, freedom-to-operate evaluations, validity and non-infringement opinions, reexaminations and complex prosecution. Formally trained in microbiology, Brady also has experience in mechanical, electrical and computer system patent prosecution and litigation. Brady holds a BS in Microbiology from Brigham Young University and a law degree from the William and Mary School of Law.
Dale Andersen is a registered patent attorney and Associate General Counsel for Utah State University. Andersen also acts as a registered patent attorney for the USU Research Foundation, which houses the Space Dynamics Laboratory. Andersen's work focuses on patent prosecution, all forms of intellectual property licensing, and contracts. Prior to becoming an attorney and joining USU's team in 2012, Andersen worked at GE Energy as the Engineering Team Leader and Six Sigma Black Belt for a global turbine controls engineering team. Later, Andersen joined Moxtek, an optics and x-ray engineering and manufacturing firm, as the Lead Quality Engineer and Patent Agent. After law school, Andersen worked in Washington, D.C. for Chief Judge Randal R. Rader of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Andersen later worked for the Bacal Law Group in Arizona where his practice focused on patent and trademark rights procurement.