Ryan is a litigation partner who focuses on intellectual property disputes. As trial counsel, he has obtained nine-figure jury verdicts for plaintiffs, and has defeated patent, copyright, trade secret, computer hacking, unfair competition and breach of contract claims for defendants. 

In addition to his trial work, Ryan handles post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Ryan regularly advises companies in the networking, data center, computer hardware and medical device industries.

Ryan is a registered patent attorney and regularly gives CLE lectures on intellectual property and litigation issues. Before law school, he worked for a robotics engineering firm and was a National Merit Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis, where he studied physics.

Representative Matters

Sprint v. Time Warner Cable (D. Kan.) – Trial counsel for Sprint in patent infringement action on 12 patents, securing jury verdict of willful infringement and damages award of $139.5 million. Affirmed by the Federal Circuit.

Cerner Corporation v. Visicu, Inc. (W.D. Mo.) – Trial counsel for Cerner in patent and trade secret case involving medical devices, obtaining jury verdict of invalidity and non-infringement for all asserted patents and no theft of trade secrets. Affirmed by the Federal Circuit.

Oracle v. Rimini Street (D. Nev.) – Trial counsel for Rimini Street in case alleging copyright infringement, computer hacking, breach of contract, tortious interference, unfair competition, trespass to chattels, and unjust enrichment. All non-copyright claims defeated, with copyright infringement determined by jury to be innocent. Cost award to Oracle reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sprint v. Comcast (D. Kan.) – Represent Sprint in VoIP patent litigation, obtaining summary judgment of infringement and a privilege waiver, leading to a settlement of at least $350 million on the eve of trial.

GE Lighting Solutions v. Feit Electric (N.D. Ohio) – Lead counsel for Feit Electric in patent litigation involving LED technology, obtaining summary judgment of invalidity for two patents under 35 U.S.C. § 112. Affirmed by the Federal Circuit.

First-Class Monitoring v. UPS (E.D. Tex.) – Lead counsel for UPS in case involving SMS technology, invalidating all asserted patent claims under 35 U.S.C. § 101 (Bryson, J.).

Saros v. The Coca-Cola Company (D. Del.) – Lead counsel for The Coca-Cola Company in patent dispute involving NFC payment technology, securing dismissal of all claims. 

Luminetx Technologies v. AccuVein (W.D. Tenn.) – Represent AccuVein in patent infringement action involving laser imaging devices.

Coding Technologies v. Colgate (D. Del.) – Lead counsel for Colgate in patent dispute involving QR codes, obtaining dismissal at pleadings stage.

SPEX v. DataLocker (C.D. Cal.) – Lead counsel for DataLocker in patent infringement action involving hardware encryption technology.

Sioux Chief v. Zurn (D. Del.) – Lead counsel for Sioux Chief in patent infringement action against Zurn involving drainage products, defeating institution of inter partes review before settlement.

Twilio v. TeleSign (N.D. Cal.) – Represent TeleSign in patent infringement action involving network security protocols, obtaining invalidity of four patents on 35 U.S.C. § 101 grounds.

Bosch v. The Coca-Cola Company (D.P.R.) – Represent The Coca-Cola Company in copyright dispute involving musical composition.

Cisco v. Sprint (D. Del.) – Represent Sprint in patent actions involving telephony, disposing of all claims before trial.

Flectere v. UPS (E.D. Tex.) – Lead counsel for UPS, obtaining dismissal of two networking patents.

Sprint v. Comcast (D. Del.) – Represent Sprint in patent litigation involving fiber optic rings, obtaining jury verdict of infringement.

Symbology v. UPS (S.D. Cal.) – Lead counsel for UPS, obtaining dismissal of QR-code patent claims at the pleadings stage.

Cox v. Sprint (D. Del.) – Represent Sprint in declaratory judgment action involving telephony and on-demand video patents, obtaining favorable settlement on eve of trial.

Sprint v. Cable One (D. Kan.) – Represent Sprint in patent infringement action against Cable One, obtaining settlement before trial.

Soteria v. DataLocker (C.D. Cal.) – Lead counsel for DataLocker in patent infringement case involving hard drive technology.

Comcast v. Sprint Communications (D. Del. and E.D. Penn.) – Represent Sprint in patent litigation involving various telecommunications technologies.

Light Transformation Technologies v. Feit Electric (E.D. Texas) – Represent Feit Electric in patent litigation involving LED technology.

Sprint v. Charter (D. Del.) – Represent Sprint in multiple infringement actions against Charter.

Document Generation v. Cerner (E.D. Mich.) – Represent Cerner in two patent infringement cases relating to electronic medical records.

Sprint v. Big River Communications (D. Kan.) – Represent Sprint in patent infringement action involving voice-over-packet technology.

Sprint v. Mediacom (D. Del.) – Represent Sprint in infringement action against Mediacom.

Geo Foundation v. Feit Electric (M.D. Florida) – Represent Feit Electric in patent litigation involving compact fluorescent lamp technology.

Mayo Clinic and Cerner v. Elkin (D. Minn.) – Represent Cerner in intellectual property matter in the District of Minnesota.

Cao Lighting v. Feit Electric (C.D. Cal.) – Lead counsel for Feit Electric in patent dispute involving LED lighting products.