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Christopher V. Ryan

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Ryan, Christopher V.


Chris’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and IP counseling related to licensing and the acquisition and enforcement of patents. Chris has handled a variety of IP cases primarily in the high technology arena of patent litigation including, software, semiconductor, and computer industries, and in copyright matters concerning firmware, system software, and enterprise business software. Representative cases span much of the country, with extensive experience in the Eastern District of Texas, Northern District of California and the District of Delaware. He has experience in all phases of complex intellectual property litigation including pre-suit strategy, discovery, arguing summary judgments, trial preparation and strategy, including patent Markman hearings and Daubert motions.

Chris’s technical background is in physics and the electrical and computer engineering fields. He has significant experience advising technology clients extensively as a management consultant and legal counselor.

Representative Experience
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  • Representing a major semiconductor manufacturer in a declaratory judgment action in Northern District of California and a patent infringement action in the District of Delaware involving patents related to semiconductor processing, flash memory products and integrated circuit packaging
  • Represented a semiconductor company in series of patent infringement cases involving wireless CMOS and TV Tuner technology
  • Led technical side of the case and procured favorable settlement for large academic research center and licensee in litigation involving breaches of material transfer and confidentiality agreements related to Google’s search engine
Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Education and Professional Background
  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with honors, 2002 (Order of Barristers)
  • Rice University, M.E.E Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1993
  • Rice University, B.A. Physics, 1988
  • United States Peace Corps, 1988 - 1990 
  • Research Technician, Shell Oil Environmental Division, 1991
  • Management Consultant, McKinsey & Company, 1993 - 1999
  • Admitted to practice: Texas, 2002; United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2003; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Western, Eastern, Southern, and Northern Districts of Texas
Professional Recognition
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers, 2010 – 2012
Activities and Affiliations
  • Panel representative; The University of Texas Law School 18th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute; 2013 
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Christopher V. Ryan
2801 Via Fortuna
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78746-7568

Tel  +1.512.542.8643
Fax  +1.512.236.3291


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