Ryan’s practice focuses on representing companies in the life science and information technology industries. These range from Fortune 500 enterprises to start-ups, and include medical device, software, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology companies. Ryan assists with disputes, strategy, corporate and transactional matters, as well as with obtaining intellectual property rights including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret protections. His diverse educational and practice background allows him to contribute new perspectives and a business-oriented mindset to both conflicts and transactions. Managing Intellectual Property magazine named him as one of the fifty most influential people in intellectual property in 2019.
Outside of the firm, Ryan is a mediator and arbitrator with JAMS, Professor of Law and Health Sciences at the University of Surrey School of Law, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is the author of The Reasonable Robot: Artificial Intelligence and the Law published by Cambridge University Press in 2020, and his legal research has also been published in a variety of leading journals and books. He is regularly featured in media outlets such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times. Ryan also works as an expert witness which has included testifying in federal court.
Ryan is a physician, attorney (licensed in California and New York), and patent attorney in the United States, as well as a solicitor advocate in England and Wales. He is board-certified by the American Board of Legal Medicine (ABLM). Ryan is a graduate of the University of Surrey School of Law (PhD), Yale Law School (JD), University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (MD), Emperor’s College (MTOM), and University of California, Los Angeles (BS).