Dinsmore is pleased to announce that Ria Farrell Schalnat has joined the firm as Of Counsel in the Intellectual Property Department. She will practice in the firm’s Cincinnati office.
Prior to joining the firm, Schalnat practiced in the Cincinnati office of Frost Brown Todd, LLC. She maintains extensive experience handling patents with a technology focus in computer arts including billing, customer relationship management, and speech technology. Her substantive practice includes patent prosecution, software and open source licensing, due diligence reviews for mergers/acquisitions, and patent portfolio management.
Outside of her practice, Schalnat served as the President of the Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association in both 2008 and 2009. She earned her J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law and her B.S. in Computer Science from Northern Kentucky University.