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Ryan Schermerhorn


Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Ryan Schermerhorn is a registered patent attorney with Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP who helps clients in all stages of patent prosecution. His engineering background provides him with an understanding of clients’ technologies and enables him to effectively and efficiently provide a range of patent procurement services. Ryan also leverages his experience to assist on intellectual property litigation as well as develop strategies for acquiring and protecting intellectual property.

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Recent Articles by Ryan Schermerhorn

Assessing the Impact of American Axle Six Months Out

Since the Supreme Court’s Alice decision in 2014, many patent prosecutors in Industrial & Mechanical Technologies practice groups have been spared the headaches that the decision created for their colleagues in Electrical & Computer Technologies practice groups. So, it came as quite a surprise, perhaps unwelcome to some, when the Federal Circuit decided American Axle v. Neapco, invalidating claims for a method for manufacturing propshafts as being directed to ineligible subject matter under Section 101 of the U.S. Patent Act…. Almost six months later, it appears that Neapco was right, at least when it comes to patent prosecution in the mechanical arts. Indeed, both anecdotal evidence and prosecution data aggregated by Juristat demonstrate that the American Axle decision has not affected the prosecution of mechanical inventions before the USPTO in any significant way.