Ryan’s practice focuses on complex patent and copyright litigation involving a wide range of sophisticated technologies including telecommunications, navigation, enterprise computer software and athletic apparel. Ryan’s experience ranges from preparing and responding to dispositive motions to managing all aspects of fact and expert discovery, including deposition practice.  Ryan also has recent experience at trial in federal court.  While Ryan was in law school, he worked as a research assistant on the intellectual property rights for human genes and collected data for the simulation of intellectual property frameworks. Before attending law school, he studied the neuropsychological effects of alcohol in rodents, co-authored an article appearing in the May 2003 edition of Alcoholism and worked as a medical assistant to a general family practice physician.

Representative Matters

Comcast v. Sprint Communications (D. Del. and E.D. Penn.) – Counsel for Sprint in patent litigation involving various telecommunications technologies. Prepared summary judgment briefs invalidating asserted claims in U.S. Patent No. 6,873,694.  Represented Sprint at jury trial in the District of Delaware where Comcast was found to infringe two Sprint patents related to synchronous optical networks and awarded the full damages request of $27.6 million.

Oracle USA, Inc. v. Rimini Street, Inc. (D. Nev.) – Counsel for Rimini Street in copyright litigation related to third party maintenance of enterprise software.

McDavid, Inc. v. Nike USA, Inc. (N.D. Ill.) – Counsel for Nike in patent litigation relating to padded athletic apparel. Prepared summary judgment briefs invalidating all asserted claims in reissue patents RE42,689 and RE43,441.

Child Protect v. Virgin Mobile (E.D. Tex.) – Counsel for Virgin Mobile in patent litigation relating to location-based services technology.

Sprint Communications v. Comcast (D. Del.) - Represent Sprint in patent litigation involving various telecommunications technologies.

Sprint Communications v. Comcast, Time Warner Cable, CableOne (D. Kan.) – Represent Sprint in patent infringement actions involving a portfolio of voice-over-packet patents.