RICHARD A. RYAN

ATTORNEY AT LAW

RICHARD A. RYAN
(on the trail to Pear Lake, Sequoia N.P.)

RICHARD A. RYAN is a patent attorney registered with the United States
Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Ryan primarily practices in the areas of
patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and related intellectual property
law.  He also assists clients with capitalizing on their intellectual property by
negotiating and preparing license and assignment agreements.

He lectures on intellectual property issues at the California State University,
Fresno and for the Entrepreneurial Resource Center in Fresno.

Mr. Ryan graduated from the Arizona State University College of Law in
1991 and became licensed to practice law in California later that same year.

Prior to law school, Mr. Ryan worked for Exxon Company, U.S.A. from
1980 to 1988 as a petroleum engineer, where he became a licensed
Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

Mr. Ryan obtained an engineering degree from the College of Engineering at
Arizona State University in 1980. While in engineering school, he was
honored with membership in Tau Beta Pi, an engineering honor society.

In his spare time, Mr. Ryan enjoys backpacking, hiking, camping, soccer and
travel.