Ryan Walsh is a trial lawyer with 20 years of experience enforcing and defending clients' rights in patent and other complex technology litigation. He serves as coordinator of the Intellectual Property Practice in the Atlanta Office.
Ryan has extensive experience enforcing clients' patent and other intellectual property rights in addition to defending companies accused of infringement by competitors and nonpracticing entities. He has represented companies in high-stakes patent cases, from the earliest preliminary investigations, through discovery and claim construction, and ultimately through trial and appeal. He has first chair experience in some of the most active patent venues in the United States.
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's practice in the copyright area has involved a variety of works, including software, musical compositions, carpet design, and other original works. His work in the trademark and unfair competition context has involved offensive and defensive TRO/preliminary injunction proceedings, and he has also litigated alleged violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Ryan is an active leader in the Atlanta legal community. He is currently board president for the Atlanta Bar Association and serves on the board of the Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance and the advisory committee for the Atlanta Legal Aid Society (past board president).
- 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
The Best Lawyer in America, Intellectual Property (2018-2020)
"Super Lawyer" (2014-2019) and "Rising Star" (2005-2007; 2009-2010), Intellectual Property Litigation, Atlanta magazine
Distinguished Service Award, Atlanta Bar Association (2016)
Recognized by the Pro Bono Project of the State Bar of Georgia for Outstanding Public Service
Master, Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court