Ryan S. Davidson, Partner

With over thirteen years in the patent field, Ryan Davidson draws on his diverse experience both in private practice and as in-house counsel to provide exceptional client service, with an emphasis on patent procurement and patent licensing. Ryan began his career as a law clerk in the Washington, D.C. office of a large general practice firm, where he benefited from a breadth and diversity of patent-related projects, as well as from direct access to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In the course of his practice, Ryan has worked with a wide variety of companies, including Advanced Micro Devices, AT&T, Conexant Systems, Dell, Freescale Semiconductor, General Electric, Motorola Mobility, Nortel Networks, and ViXS Systems. More recently, Ryan developed a keen understanding of the pressures and constraints often experienced by clients through his in-house role as senior patent counsel at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), where he was responsible for development and management of AMD’s sizeable patent portfolio, including management of numerous outside counsel. As a principal at Davidson Sheehan LLP, Ryan brings this experience to bear though the delivery of high-quality work product with a focus on responsiveness to client needs.


  • U.S. and international patent preparation and prosecution
  • Patent portfolio management
  • Patent licensing
  • Non-infringement and invalidity opinions
  • IP due diligence


  • Computer architecture
  • Memory architecture
  • Graphics and video
  • Telecommunications and networking
  • Radio frequency (RF) and wireless design
  • Analog, digital, and mixed signal circuits
  • Human-machine interaction (HMI)
  • Software and databases
  • Medical devices
  • Business processes


  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office


  • J.D., The University of New Mexico School of Law
  • B.S., Computer and Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University