Ryan is Of Counsel in the Licensing, Strategic Partnering and Commercial Transactions practice of Gunderson Dettmer and is based in the firm’s San Diego office. 

Ryan M. Enchelmayer
Ryan M. Enchelmayer
Of Counsel
San Diego
P+1 858 436 8085
Ryan M. Enchelmayer

Ryan's practice focuses primarily on technology, life sciences, and intellectual property transactions.  He advises technology-driven companies, investors, founders, creators, developers, manufacturers, collaborators and partners, with an emphasis on structuring and negotiating IP-intensive and other critical commercial transactions, including research and development, collaboration and co-development, licensing, manufacturing and supply, marketing, distribution, sales and reseller arrangements, professional and other services agreements, software, SaaS and other commercial and technology transactions and relationships.

He regularly counsels companies on the protection, sharing and enforcement of their important technologies and associated IP rights, and has extensive experience in strategic and investment-motivated M&A, collaborations, financings and other transactions involving IP diligence reviews and negotiation of key transaction agreements in connection with a broad range of domestic and international deals.

He represents public and private companies engaged in a variety of industries, including researchers, developers, sponsors, investors, providers, customers, buyers, sellers, lenders and borrowers in the life sciences, software and software services, electronics, communications, internet and other web-enabled and data-intensive technology industries, among others.

Prior to joining Gunderson Dettmer, Ryan was an attorney in the IP Transactions and Licensing practice of Paul Hastings LLP, where he also focused on technology and commercial transactions, in addition to advising clients on trademark strategies and prosecution matters, licensing and settlements in connection with the resolution of IP-related disputes, and coordinated pro bono initiatives for the San Diego office. 


  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D.
    • Berkeley Technology Law Journal
    • Berkeley Business Law Journal
  • University of California, San Diego
    • summa cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa


Ryan is a member of the California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA), San Diego Steering Committee.