Ryan has over fifteen years of experience litigating complex business and intellectual property disputes throughout the country. He has served as trial counsel for large and small companies in more than 100 disputes involving complex technology and business issues. He is a focused, results oriented litigator who is known for achieving his client's goals in the most targeted and efficient manner. Ryan also advises clients in all aspects of intellectual property protection and privacy issues.
Prior to founding this firm, Ryan was a litigation partner at Fenwick & West LLP, an international law firm known for handling high stakes litigations for technology companies.
Ryan has a strong track record of achieving early victories for defendants in patent litigation. For example, Ryan recently obtained a judgment on the pleadings invalidating all asserted claims in a patent case for Amazon.com in the Western District of Texas. Ryan also obtained summary judgment of non-infringement on all asserted claims for Twitter in a patent case in the District of Delaware. Similarly, Ryan obtained summary judgment of non-infringement on all asserted claims for Groupon in a patent case in the Middle District of Florida.
Ryan also has achieved success at trial for his clients. He obtained a defense jury verdict of non-infringement and invalidity for client Amazon.com. Ryan also successfully co-tried a difficult trade secrets matter involving complex polymer chemistry used to make silicon ink.
While in law school, Ryan served as an extern clerk to the Honorable Phyllis J. Hamilton of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
J.D., Hastings College of the Law - 2002
- cum laude - Notes Editor, Hastings Law Journal
B.A., Mass Media Studies
University of San Francisco - 1995
Member of the State Bar of California
Admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California
Admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit