Ryan - Patrick

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Dr. Patrick Ryan is Policy Counsel, Open Internet for Google, where he supports international policy and regulatory efforts for Google’s global products.  He has led the policy engagement for Google’s cloud computing platform and coordinates Google’s participation in multistakeholder Internet governance initiatives. In addition, Patrick is an Adjunct Professor (and previously, Faculty Director) at the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program where he has taught Internet and telecommunications policy, and holds an appointment as a Senior Affiliated Researcher with the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.  Prior to joining Google, Patrick was a lawyer in private practice and advised companies on the deployment of next-generation networks, international investment, and intellectual property.  He has published several law-review articles on spectrum, telecommunications and Internet regulation. Patrick received a JD from the University of Texas at Austin, an MBL in international business law from the Universität St.Gallen, (Switzerland), and a Ph.D. from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium).Dr. Patrick Ryan is Policy Counsel, Open Internet for Google, where he supports international policy and regulatory efforts for Google’s global products.  He has led the policy engagement for Google’s cloud computing platform and coordinates Google’s participation in multistakeholder Internet governance initiatives. In addition, Patrick is an Adjunct Professor (and previously, Faculty Director) at the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program where he has taught Internet and telecommunications policy, and holds an appointment as a Senior Affiliated Researcher with the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.  Prior to joining Google, Patrick was a lawyer in private practice and advised companies on the deployment of next-generation networks, international investment, and intellectual property.  He has published several law-review articles on spectrum, telecommunications and Internet regulation. Patrick received a JD from the University of Texas at Austin, an MBL in international business law from the Universität St.Gallen, (Switzerland), and a Ph.D. from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium).