“I combine my engineering background and my legal knowledge to bring the most value to my clients as I help them protect their intellectual property.”

Overview

Ryan practices in the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group where he focuses on patent litigation, patent prosecution, and trademark matters. Ryan represents companies of all sizes and works to solve problems and protect their intellectual property. He assists clients in obtaining patent protection from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, defending patent infringement cases, and enforcing patent rights.

Ryan has represented clients in both patent litigation and patent prosecution matters across a variety of technologies such as wireless communications, semiconductor devices, signal processing, design of digital and analog circuits, imaging, and networking. He has represented clients in various federal district courts, the International Trade Commission, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and in post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board.
Away from the office, Ryan spends his time with his three young children and enjoys the beach and boating.

Ryan earned his J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and his B.S., in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Florida.

Experience

  • Representing manufacturing client in defending patent infringement suit related to spot welding machinery used primarily in auto manufacturing plants.
  • Represented large financial institution in defending patent infringement suit related to cash advance financial product, and successfully invalidated the asserted patent in a Covered Business Method Review proceeding at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
  • Represented financial services client in enforcing patents related to payment systems against multiple defendants to reach favorable settlement.
  • Represented manufacturer of GPS devices defending patent litigation suit related to providing GPS-based route guidance. Plaintiff stipulated to non-infringement following favorable claim construction ruling.
  • Represented large electronics manufacturer in defending patent infringement investigation at the International Trade Commission related to computer vision systems. Patent owner voluntarily dismissed suit following favorable claim construction ruling.
  • Represented patent owner in enforcing patent related to computer backup and restore systems against multiple defendants to reach favorable settlement.
  • Represented patent owner in enforcing patent related to search engine architecture against multiple defendants to reach favorable settlement.
  • Represented manufacturing client in defending against patent infringement investigation at the International Trade Commission related to accumulation tables used in manufacturing facilities. Client reached favorable settlement with patent owner.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Named, Chambers USA, "Up and Coming" in Intellectual Property (2022)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, "Lawyer of the Year," Litigation - Patent, Tampa, Florida (2022)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®: Litigation - Intellectual Property since 2021, Litigation - Patent since 2021, Patent Law since 2021, Trade Secrets Law since 2021
  • Tampa Magazine "Top Lawyer," Intellectual Property Litigation (2021)
  • Florida Super Lawyers "Rising Star," Intellectual Property Litigation (2015-2017)
  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyers "Rising Star," Intellectual Property Litigation (2014)
  • D.C. Courts Pro Bono Honor Roll (2013)

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Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association, Patent Litigation Committee, Section 101 Sub-Committee Co-Chair (2012-Present)
  • Member, Tampa Group, Highrise Networks (2021)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, IP Section Co-Chair (2019-2020)
  • Barrister, J. Clifford Cheatwood American Inn of Court
  • Member, Bay Area Manufacturer’s Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association, Tampa Bay Chapter

Paralegal/Assistant

Legal Practice Assistant

Maria Cormany
(954)-414-6223
mcormany@burr.com

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