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Ryan P. Cunningham

San Diego (Del Mar)
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Silicon Valley
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  • J.D., George Washington University Law School, 2010, with honors
  • B.A., Physics, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 2007
  • California


Ryan Cunningham is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's San Diego (Del Mar) and Palo Alto offices.

Areas of Practice

Ryan specializes in handling complex patent litigation matters before U.S. district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission. Ryan has represented clients in patent infringement actions involving a broad array of technologies, including liquid crystal displays, semiconductor fabrication, wireless networking devices, core and edge network routers, and microprocessor architecture. Ryan’s experience covers all major aspects of patent litigation, including pre-filing investigations, fact and expert discovery, Markman hearings, summary judgment, trial, post-trial proceedings, and appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Prior to joining the firm, Ryan was an associate in Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s intellectual property litigation group. Ryan graduated with honors from George Washington University Law School. During law school, he served as an intern to the Honorable Richard Linn on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and as a law clerk with the U.S. International Trade Commission Office of Unfair Import Investigations.


Representative Patent Litigation Experience

  • TCL Communication Technology Holdings v. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson and Ericsson Inc. (C.D. Cal.)
    Represents TCL Communication in breach of contract and declaratory judgment action relating to fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing and the IPR policies of ETSI and 3GPP relating to 2G, 3G, and 4G technology.
  • Ericsson Inc. and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson v. TCL Communication Technology Holdings, et al. (E.D. Tex.)
    Represents TCL Communication and TCT Mobile in a five patent infringement action relating to patents Ericsson has alleged cover aspects of mobile phone hardware and the Android operating system, including multi-mode direct conversion circuitry, control program software, and assisted GPS functionality.
  • Rosetta Wireless v. HTC (N.D. Ill.)
    Represents HTC Corporation and HTC America, Inc. in a infringement action relating to a portable, wireless file server patent alleged to cover aspects of mobile phone hardware and software.
  • Certain Earpiece Devices having Positioning and Retaining Structure (USITC)
    Represented Monster, Inc., Monster, LLC, and Monster Technology International, Ltd. in an ITC investigation filed by Bose regarding headphone design.  Obtained a favorable settlement two weeks before trial.
  • Net Navigation Systems v. Cisco Systems, et al. (E.D. Tex.)
    Represented Cisco in a four patent infringement action relating to the design and operation of network processors for use in core and edge network routers, including processors with parallel processing channels, multi-processor systems, dynamic congestion management, and quality of service implementations.  Obtained a favorable settlement.
  • Certain Omega-3 Extracts from Marine or aquatic Biomass (USITC)
    Represented Olympic Seafood AS, Olympic Biotec Ltd., Avoca, Inc., Rimfrost USA LLC and Bioriginal Food & Science Corp. in an ITC investigation filed by Neptune alleging infringement of a patent regarding a krill extract comprising omega-3 fatty acids, including EPA and DHA. Obtained a favorable settlement.
  • Netgear v. Ruckus Wireless (D. Del.)
    Represented Netgear in a five patent infringement suit against Ruckus regarding wireless networking devices, including wireless mesh networking, interference mitigation, and beamforming.
  • Certain Equipment for Communications Networks, Including Switches, Routers, Gateways, Bridges, Wireless Access Points, Cable Modems, IP Phones (USITC)
    Represented Cisco in a six patent ITC investigation regarding wired and wireless local area networking devices.  Obtained a favorable claim construction ruling invalidating one patent and won numerous pre-trial motions.  MOSAID dismissed the case the day before trial.
  • Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices (USITC)
    Represented Thomson Licensing in five patent ITC investigation relating to the design and semiconductor fabrication of thin film transistors, as well as the fabrication of liquid crystal display cells.