Ryan McCrum, who co-chairs the Firm's ITC (International Trade Commission) practice, has more than 20 years of experience handling high-stakes patent litigation. He has led teams from the initial filing of a complaint through jury and bench trials. He has extensive experience examining witnesses at trial and arguing claim construction and summary judgment hearings.
Ryan recently helped lead an ITC case for R.J. Reynolds involving tobacco heating products and e-cigarettes. At trial, Ryan examined five witnesses, including four experts.
Ryan was also a member of the trial team that achieved the record-breaking patent infringement verdict for a subsidiary of Merck & Co., the largest infringement verdict in U.S. history. After a two-week trial, the jury ordered Gilead to pay $2.54 billion in damages for its infringement of a patent related to the treatment of hepatitis C. At trial, Ryan cross-examined one of Gilead's two technical experts, put on one of Idenix's two technical experts, cross-examined one of Gilead's executives, and examined the alleged inventor of the only prior art asserted against the asserted patent.
Ryan's other recent experience includes representing two major consumer electronics companies in a case brought by LGE. At trial, he shared first-chair responsibilities and cross-examined LGE's chief technical experts on two of the four asserted patents as well as several other key witnesses. All claims of the four patents (but two) were found invalid and/or not infringed. He also represented Callaway Golf in an ITC action brought by Hitachi Metals. On the eve of trial, Hitachi withdrew all claims against Callaway.
ITC Recommends GEO Against Inexpensive Slider Devices Sold Through E-Commerce Websites, ITC Blog
- November 19, 2009
Litigation Cases Before the ITC: A Primer On Section 337 Investigations
- October 14, 2009
Executive Roundtable Series: Section 337: Protecting Your Domestic Industry From Infringing Imports
- January 27-30, 2009
AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute
- Case Western Reserve University (J.D. magna cum laude 1999; Order of the Coif); The Johns Hopkins University (B.S. in Civil Engineering 1996)
Named a "Rising Star" in intellectual property by Law360 and was one of only nine lawyers awarded this distinction in the U.S. in 2013, where he was described as "a fierce competitor in . . . patent cases"
Identified as a "notable practitioner" in Chambers USA (2015): hailed as a "terrific lawyer," with one client calling him "one of the best patent litigators we have had"