Ryan Flax



Ryan H. Flax, is an Administrative Patent Judge with the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Before being appointed to the PTAB, Judge Flax was A2L Consulting’s Managing Director of Litigation Consulting and General Counsel. Judge Flax joined A2L Consulting after practicing intellectual property (IP) law as part of the Intellectual Property Group at Dickstein Shapiro LLP (now Blank Rome LLP) in Washington, DC. In 2015, The National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) published Judge Flax’s book, SwimTime, Corp. v. Water-Fun, Inc., which is the first NITA case file focusing on patent litigation.

Judge Flax earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Wake Forest University and his Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Between his undergraduate studies and law school, He was a Laboratory Scientist conducting DNA research at the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.



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Degrees & Universities

  • B.S., Wake Forest University
  • J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law