Ryan T. McCleary


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3001 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 624
Troy, MI 48084

P: 248-649-3333
F: 248-649-3338


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, L.L.M., Intellectual Property, 2014
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2011
  • Kettering University, B.S., Computer Science, 2004
  • Kettering University, B.S., Computer Engineering, 2004


  • State of Michigan
  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • District of Colorado
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Mr. McCleary concentrates his practice on intellectual property and litigation matters.  He regularly handles matters in the fields of video compression and transport, cloud computing, computer hardware & software, networking, industrial controls and electronics.  A large part of his practice focuses on patent-related matters, including patent portfolio management and invention harvesting, opinions relating to infringement and validity, due diligence / portfolio acquisition, and contested matters including in District Court, the International Trade Commission and as co-counsel in German nullity and infringement proceedings.  Mr. McCleary has also handled a wide variety of other intellectual property matters, including those relating to trademarks, domain names and trade secrets.  Mr. McCleary has also represented a number of companies in various commercial and employment litigation matters.

Industry Experience

Prior to joining Young Basile, Mr. McCleary managed the information technology and human resources functions at a Tier 1 automotive supplier. Before that, he held key engineering roles at various Tier 1 automotive suppliers and clerked for one year at a major automotive manufacturer. His technical background and experience is multi-disciplinary and includes software architecture, software programming, database design, electronic data interchange, wire harness design, industrial controls networks, embedded software programming and embedded computer design. He also has experience in automotive quality, logistics and inventory control.


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (Michigan), 2013-2016

Professional Activities

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Bar Association
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court

Case Studies

  • Litigation Case Study: Preventing a Class Action

    Young Basile’s aggressive defense successfully thwarts a high-stakes class action litigation against global paint manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company.

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