Ryan Walsh is a trial lawyer with more than 20 years of experience enforcing and defending clients' rights in patent and other high-stakes technology litigation. He serves as co-chair of intellectual property litigation for Jones Day's global IP practice.
Ryan excels at taking the most complex technical and legal issues and making them digestible and relatable to judges and juries. While Ryan regularly defends clients accused of infringement by competitors and nonpracticing entities, he also has extensive experience enforcing clients' patent and other intellectual property rights. He has first chair experience in some of the most active patent venues in the United States, including the International Trade Commission.
His work in the patent and trade secret space has involved a wide range of disciplines, including wireless communications, Internet of Things, medical devices, software, advanced polymers, smart grid, cable television, interactive internet web pages, printer/copier, wireless sensor networks, glucose monitoring, and portable oxygen concentrators.
Ryan has litigated copyright cases involving software, musical compositions, carpet design, and other original works, and he has experience with offensive and defensive temporary restraining order (TRO)/preliminary injunction proceedings in trade secret and Lanham Act cases. Ryan has also litigated alleged violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).
Ryan is an active leader in the Atlanta legal community. He is a former president of both the Atlanta Bar Association and the Atlanta Legal Aid Society and currently serves on the board for the Atlanta Bar Foundation and the Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance.
- October 22, 2018
Employees and IP: Avoiding Pitfalls for the Unwary, The 12th Annual Corporate IP Institute
- September 21, 2018
Patent Venue Landscape One Year After TC Heartland 24th Annual Intellectual Property Institute
- January 22, 2018
The Odd Couple: What Companies Need to Know About IP & Tax Before Creating or Shifting IP Offshore, Jones Day CLE Academy
- February 13, 2017
Open Lines: How Professionalism Improves Communication and Fosters Stronger Client Relationships, Jones Day CLE Academy
- September 16, 2016
The Impact of Recent Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Decisions on Patent Infringement Litigation Strategies, 22nd Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute
- February 22, 2016
The Shifting Landscape of Patent Litigation, Jones Day CLE Academy
- The University of Georgia (J.D. magna cum laude 1999; Order of the Coif; Editorial Board, Georgia Law Review; Bryant T. Castellow Scholar); Brown University (B.A. 1993)
- Georgia; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal, Second, and Eleventh Circuits; and U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia and Eastern District of Texas
Legal 500, Patent Litigation: recommended lawyer
The Best Lawyers in America, Intellectual Property (2018-2022)
"Super Lawyer" (2014-2022), Intellectual Property Litigation, Atlanta magazine
Distinguished Service Award, Atlanta Bar Association (2016)
Recognized by Pro Bono Project of State Bar of Georgia for Outstanding Public Service
Master, Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court and Bleckley Inn of Court