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Patrick Martin Ryan

Intellectual property Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 10 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 12 years
    California - CA 24 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2014
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2011
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

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About Patrick

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Patrick Ryan is a litigation partner in the firm’s San Francisco office who focuses his practice on a cross-section of complex commercial litigation, antitrust, class action, intellectual property, tax, and constitutional matters. He represents clients in diverse industries, such as software, health care, retail, biotech, manufacturing, and real estate.

Mr. Ryan has significant federal and state courtroom experience, in both bench and jury trials, extensive law-and-motion background, and appearances in both federal and state appellate courts. He has handled significant matters involving the RICO, anti-SLAPP, and International Discovery Blocking statutes.

Mr. Ryan is often tapped to lead attorney teams in crisis litigation matters, where high stakes ride on prevailing on or defeating claims for injunctive relief.


Bartko, Zankel, Bunzel & Miller
One Embarcadero Center, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA, 94111

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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2019
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Patrick Ryan
Patrick has represented two of the companies where I have supervised outside counsel—ASML and Cisco. Patrick’s work--regardless of whether it was a trade secret, antitrust, patent, or commercial litigation matter--was exemplary. Patrick knows how to win cases and he wins over and over again! And the in-house legal teams, as well as the business executives with whom he worked closely at the companies where I worked, greatly trust his judgment and turn to him to handle exceedingly complex and tricky situations. Patrick brings a combination of passion, tenacity, and creativity to his work that I have not seen from any other lawyer with whom I have worked—of which there are myriad. Patrick also has a way of boiling down complex arguments to their essence so that judges and juries can quickly understand his arguments. Patrick is equally as good in front of judges and juries, but jury trials are where Patrick really shines because everything Patrick does, he does from his heart, and juries can feel that passion. You just can’t teach the kind of jury magic that Patrick possesses. If you have a complex problem that requires brilliant creative lawyering, go with Patrick. If you have a bet-the-company jury trial, make Patrick the voice of your company. He really is that good!
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Posted by Michael | February 18, 2014
Patrick Ryan
I worked with Patrick on several critical matters where I was a senior executive and the lead internal client legal representative and Patrick was the lead outside counsel. During that time, I went to trial with Patrick in federal court twice and got to see his artistry first hand. Both trials were truly bet-the-company trials where the entire business was riding on the outcome. Even though the odds were greatly stacked against us, Patrick won both trials in spectacular fashion obtaining a multi-multi-million dollar recovery far beyond our expectations. I had taken the matter to some of the top trial lawyers in California who told me that the case had so many difficult legal and factual issues that it was a "dead bang loser." But Patrick was able to come up with creative arguments that turned our negative facts into positive facts and his knowledge of the law and ability to apply it those facts brought us victory. It was truly extraordinary to watch. Not only does Patrick win at trial, but he wrote and argued our response to the defendant's appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, where he argued against one of the top appellate lawyers in the United States. Despite our adversary's tremendous quality, Patrick wrote better briefs, researched the law better, and argued better than every lawyer that the defendant threw at us. Indeed, Patrick was so tremendous in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that, after the case was final, one of the judges on the panel wrote him a letter praising his oratory skills. I have never seen a better crisis manager or someone cooler under pressure. Patrick thrives on solving complex problems whether in or out of the courtroom and he is the only lawyer I trust with our company's critical issues.
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Morgan Lewis
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Thelen LLP
  • 1999 - 2008


  • Notre Dame Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Arizona
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996
  • University of Arizona
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996


  • Lawyers Club of San Francisco
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • Lawyers Club of San Francisco
  • President
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Lawyers Club of San Francisco
  • President Elect
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Lawyers Club of San Francisco
  • Board of Governors
  • 2000 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
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  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Antitrust Policy: Convergence and Coordination
  • 2010
  • San Francisco Daily Journal
  • Class Certification: Wave of Stricter Standards Reaches Ninth Circuit Shores
  • 2010
  • California Literary Journal
  • Joint Defense Agreements: The Hidden Dangers
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Antitrust Panel Discussion At the Four Seasons, San Francisco
  • Economic Analysis in Antitrust Class Certification: A New Emphasis
  • 2009
  • Unknown
  • Legality of Torture
  • 2005
  • Unknown
  • Joint Defense Agreement
  • 2004
  • Unknown
  • Law in Film
  • 2001
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Unknown Attorney | May 21
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"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Feb 07
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"I endorse this lawyer. I helped him with something that is not a part of his normal practice area and he really, really quickly got a handle on the legal issues involved. It is no wonder that he is rated 10 by AVVO."
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San Francisco Intellectual property Lawyer Patrick Martin Ryan
Patrick Martin Ryan
Intellectual property Attorney
San Francisco, CA
Licensed for 24 years