Ryan B.McCrum


Cleveland + 1.216.586.7291

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.


  • R.J. Reynolds wins major patent dispute at ITC involving tobacco heating and vaping productsJones Day's client Reynolds prevailed against competitors Philip Morris Products S.A. ("Philip Morris") and Altria Client Services LLC ("Altria") in a patent infringement dispute before the International Trade Commission (ITC) involving tobacco heating and vaping products.
  • Merck unit files DJ action involving pneumococcal vaccine patentsJones Day is representing Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. in an action in Delaware district court against Wyeth, LLC seeking declaratory judgment of invalidity and non-infringement of U.S. patent Nos. 8,895,024; 8,808,708 and 9,399,060 relating to a new 15-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, known as V114, for the prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease in adults 18 years of age and older.
  • Xiaomi obtains complete dismissal in patent infringement action based on jurisdictional groundsJones Day successfully represented Xiaomi Inc. in a patent infringement case where the plaintiff asserted that Xiaomi infringed four patents relating to devices for controlling smartphone functions.
  • Hikvision resolves patent infringement action relating to surveillance camera devicesJones Day successfully represented Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd. in a patent infringement action relating to remote control surveillance camera devices.
  • Cooper Lighting successfully asserts patents relating to LED downlights against competitorsJones Day represented Eaton Corporation's subsidiary Cooper Lighting, LLC, in successfully asserting four Cooper Lighting patents on LED downlights against competitors Cordelia Lighting, Inc. and Jimway, Inc.
  • Idenix wins $2.54 billion jury verdict in Gilead patent dispute involving hepatitis C drugsAfter a nine day trial and less than two hours of jury deliberation, Jones Day, on behalf of Idenix Pharmaceuticals LLC (a subsidiary of Merck & Co.), won the largest patent infringement verdict in U.S. history to date, involving a multi-billion dollar patent dispute with Gilead Sciences Inc. over sofosbuvir, the active ingredient in Gilead’s hepatitis C drugs Sovaldi® and Harvoni®.
  • Eaton successfully defends indoor lighting patents against IPR petitionsJones Day represented Eaton Corporation's subsidiary Cooper Lighting, LLC, in successfully defending two inter partes review petitions filed by Cordelia Lighting, Inc., against U.S. Patent Nos. 8,348,479 and 8,789,978, which relate to indoor lighting.
  • Avid settles revived data storage patent infringement suit against Harmonic shortly before trialAfter a Jones Day team obtained a reversal of an adverse jury verdict from the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on behalf of Avid Technology, Inc. ("Avid"), the case settled shortly before trial.
  • Strix settles patent infringement action against TopNet/OventeJones Day represented Strix Limited in patent litigation against TopNet/Ovente accusing the defendant of infringing one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,971,810 ("’810 patent").
  • Hikvision USA wins dismissal with prejudice in multi-defendant patent infringement suitJones Day successfully obtained a voluntary dismissal with prejudice and award of costs on behalf of Hikvision USA, Inc. in a patent infringement case relating to security surveillance technology.
  • Sprint Nextel defends against claims of patent infringement for location based and E911 servicesJones Day represented codefendant Sprint Nextel against EMSAT in a patent infringement lawsuit concerning location based services and E911 service.
  • Tier one auto supplier Nexteer settles ITC patent dispute involving steering columns incorporating rare earth magnetsJones Day represented Nexteer Automotive Corporation, a tier one supplier of major steering components to the auto industry, which was sued over alleged infringement concerning rare earth magnets contained in steering columns.
  • SanDisk revives flash memory patent infringement claims against Kingston in Federal CircuitJones Day represented SanDisk Corporation ("SanDisk") in a successful appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit involving patent infringement.
  • Intersil resolves Section 337 action involving integrated circuit technologyJones Day defended Intersil Corporation and related affiliates Techwell, Inc. and Zilker Labs in a Section 337 action before the ITC relating to six patents for integrated circuit technology.
  • GE resolves dispute with Fawoo over its patents on LED modular lamp and power pack technologyJones Day represented General Electric Company subsidiary Lumination in a patent infringement action against a competitor, Fawoo Tech North America.
  • A.U.L. Corp. obtains denial of motion for temporary restraining order and preliminary injunctionJones Day obtained the denial of a Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction on claims that A.U.L. Corp. and its co-defendants engaged in acts of trade secret misappropriation, copyright infringement and trademark infringement relating to the sale and marketing of lifetime warranty programs for automobiles.
  • SanDisk asserts patent over flash memory systems before the ITCJones Day represented SanDisk Corporation as a complainant in an ITC action regarding flash memory systems.
  • Procter & Gamble resolves patent dispute with Asher over toothbrush technologyJones Day represented The Procter & Gamble Company in defense of patent infringement allegations relating to toothbrush technology.
  • Alltel defends against patent infringement claims by EMSAT for E911 serviceJones Day represented Alltel Communications against EMSAT in a patent infringement lawsuit concerning location based services and E911 service.
  • Honda brings ITC action against Wuxi Kipor Power involving portable power equipment enginesJones Day represented American Honda as complainant in an ITC action against Wuxi Kipor Power Co., Ltd. regarding 4-stroke and other engines used in portable power equipment such as generators and water pumps.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • 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