Ryan is a litigation partner who focuses on complex intellectual property cases. He has handled patent, copyright, trade secret, computer fraud, unfair competition and contractual disputes from pre-suit investigations through trial and appeal. He regularly represents companies in the telecommunications, medical device, consumer goods, computer hardware, and software spaces.
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.
Sprint v. Time Warner Cable (D. Kan.) – Represent 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.) – Represent 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.
Sprint v. Comcast (D. Kan.) – Represent Sprint in VoIP patent litigation, obtaining summary judgment of infringement and a privilege waiver, resulting in a settlement of at least $350 million on the eve of trial.
Oracle v. Rimini Street (D. Nev.) – Represent 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.
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 under 35 U.S.C. § 112.
First-Class Monitoring v. UPS (E.D. Tex.) – Lead counsel for UPS, all asserted claims invalidated under 35 U.S.C. § 101.
Twilio v. TeleSign (N.D. Cal.) – Represent TeleSign in patent infringement action involving internet security products, obtaining invalidity of four patents on 35 U.S.C. § 101 grounds.
SPEX v. DataLocker (C.D. Cal.) – Lead counsel for DataLocker in patent infringement action involving encryption technology.
Sioux Chief v. Zurn (D. Del.) – Lead counsel for Sioux Chief in patent infringement action against Zurn.
Flectere v. UPS (E.D. Tex.) – Lead counsel for UPS in obtaining dismissal of case asserting two internet patents against UPS.
Cisco v. Sprint (D. Del.) – Represent Sprint in two separate cases, disposing of all claims before trial.
Sprint v. Comcast (D. Del.) – Represent Sprint in patent litigation involving fiber optic technology, obtaining full jury verdict in favor of Sprint.
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.
Soteria v. DataLocker (C.D. Cal) – Lead counsel for DataLocker in patent infringement case involving secured storage devices.
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.
Luminetx Technologies v. AccuVein (W.D. Tenn.) – Represent AccuVein in patent infringement action involving medical imaging technology.
Sprint v. Charter (D. Del.) – Represent Sprint in multiple infringement actions involving 18 patents 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.