Ryan McCrum, who co-chairs the Firm's intellectual property ITC practice, has nearly 20 years of experience handling high-stakes patent litigation. He has led teams from the initial filing of a complaint all the way through jury and bench trials. He has extensive experience examining witnesses of all types at trial, arguing claim construction and summary judgment hearings, and handling matters through appeal.
In 2016, Ryan was a member of the trial team that achieved the record-breaking patent infringement verdict for Idenix Pharmaceuticals (a subsidiary of Merck & Co.), the largest infringement verdict in U.S. history. After a two-week trial, the jury ordered Gilead Sciences to pay $2.54 billion in damages for its infringement of an Idenix patent related to the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. 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. The case settled favorably after nearly all claims of the four patents 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.
Ryan has been recognized for his work in Law360 and Chambers USA.
- 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"