Ryan is a litigation partner focused on complex 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 contract claims for defendants. To date, Ryan has recovered over $1 billion in settlements and jury verdicts for his clients. 

In addition to his trial work, Ryan handles post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Ryan regularly advises companies on telecom, computing, imaging, GPS, industrial equipment, semiconductor, and medical device technologies. 

Ryan is a registered patent attorney and frequently 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 VoIP technology case, securing jury verdict of willful infringement of five patents and full damages ask of $139.8 million. Affirmed by the Federal Circuit.

Cerner Corporation v. Visicu, Inc. (W.D. Mo.) – Trial counsel for Cerner in declaratory judgment action involving medical devices, obtaining jury verdict of invalidity and non-infringement of 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, computer hacking, breach of contract, tortious interference, and unfair competition. 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 of 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 SMS technology case, 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 technology, securing dismissal of all claims. 

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

Sprint v. Comcast (D. Kan.) – Counsel for 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.

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 regarding hard-drive encryption technology.

Cox v. Sprint (D. Del.) – Counsel for Sprint in declaratory judgment action involving telephony and on-demand video patents, reversing summary judgment of § 112 invalidity of six patents on appeal before obtaining settlement on eve of trial.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Datrec v. Netsmart (S.D. Fl.) – Lead counsel for Netsmart in patent case accusing medical record management technologies of infringement, obtaining dismissal at pleadings stage.

Transcend v. UPS (S.D. Cal.) – Lead counsel for UPS, obtaining dismissal of patent claims relating to GPS technology.

Bosch v. The Coca-Cola Company (D.P.R.) – Counsel for The Coca-Cola Company in copyright dispute involving musical compositions.

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

RanaVerde v. City of Sacramento (E.D. Ca.) – Lead counsel for the City of Sacramento and ParkMobile in patent infringement action involving parking reservation technology.

PayRange v. CSC ServiceWorks (D. Del.) – Lead counsel for CSC ServiceWorks in multi-patent action involving payment technologies.

Touchstream v. Google (W.D. Tex.) – Lead counsel for Touchstream in patent infringement action for video streaming technology.

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

Change and Innovation Associates v. Accelerated Development Corp. (W.D. Mo.) – Lead counsel for plaintiff in case involving copyright claims.

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

No Spill v. Scepter (D. Kan.) – Counsel for Scepter in patent, trade dress, and contract dispute involving portable fuel container technology.

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

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

Whitmire v. KCMO Board of Police (W.D. Mo.) – Lead counsel in case alleging civil rights violations under § 1983 along with claims of negligence and conversion, defeating summary judgement before obtaining favorable settlement.

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

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

Rimini Street v. Oracle (D. Nev.) – Counsel for Rimini Street in declaratory judgment copyright action.

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

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

Presson v. Reed (W.D. Mo.) – Lead counsel in case alleging § 1983 claims.

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