Ria Schalnat

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Ria Farrell Schalnat

Adjunct Professor of Law

  • Adjunct


Ria Farrell Schalnat is an attorney with Dinsmore in the firm's intellectual property department. She is experienced handling patents with a technology focus in computer arts, including billing, customer relationship management and speech technology. Her substantive practice includes prosecution, litigation, due diligence reviews and portfolio management. Previously, she practiced at Frost Brown Todd. 

In 2010, she received the School of Law's Francis J. Conte Special Service Award in recognition of her extraordinary community service, as reflected in the School’s Catholic and Marianist values, and support for Dayton Law.

She is a board member of the Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association. She served as president of that organization in 2008 and 2009 and previously as vice president. She is also a member of the Intellectual Property Owners Subcommittee on Open Source. She performs pro bono legal services through Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor in the area of adoption law.

Courses Taught

LAW 6905 Capstone: Patent Litigation


J.D., magna cum laude, University of Dayton School of Law, 1999
B.S., Northern Kentucky University, 1995