Ryan K. Yagura

Partner

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Ryan Yagura, Chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Practice, steers some of the world’s leading technology companies through their complex patent infringement matters.  An accomplished trial litigator, Ryan has extensive experience leading offensive and defensive cases in District Court and ITC litigation.  This includes patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, breach of technology licensing or development contracts, standard setting, antitrust, and other technology-intense claims. Ryan has also practiced before the USPTO in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings.

Prior to attending law school, Ryan worked as an engineer at Intel Corporation on the Pentium microprocessor and at Read-Rite Corporation on the development of thin film magnetic recording heads. Among other accolades, the Daily Journal named Ryan to its list of the Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators in California, and Law360 featured Ryan in its publication of intellectual property lawyers to watch.  Clients too praise Ryan’s legal ability and call him a “pleasure” to work with. (IAM Patent 1000, 2015)

Honors & Awards

  • Recommended by Legal 500 for Intellectual Property - Patent and Trade Secrets Litigation (2016, 2017)
  • Daily Journal, “Top 75 Intellectual Property Lawyers” (2015)
  • IAM Patent 1000 (2015-2017); recognized for “solid legal instincts and knowledge” (2015)
  • Law360, one of 10 “IP Lawyers Under 40 to Watch” (2010)
  • Repeatedly recognized as a Southern California “Super Lawyer” in surveys conducted by Law & Politics Media Inc. and published in Los Angeles magazine

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Northern, Southern, and Central Districts of California, and the Eastern District of Texas
  • US Court of Appeals, Federal and Ninth Circuits

Registered to Practice

  • US Patent & Trademark Office

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles, J.D., 1998: Order of the Coif; Co-Editor-in-Chief, Bulletin of Law & Technology
  • Stanford University, M.S., Material Science & Engineering, 1995
  • Harvey Mudd College, B.S., Engineering, 1993: with distinction and Engineering department honors; Tau Beta Pi., I.E.E.E.

Professional Activities

Member

  • Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Los Angeles Intellectual Property Inn of Court
  • American Bar Association
  • California Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

Board of Directors

  • Bet Tzedek

Speaker

  • The Rise of Silicon Beach and LA's Emerging Hubs, Select LA Investment Summit (June 2017)
  • Served as lead counsel representing international consumer electronics companies in multiple patent infringement cases in the USITC and various District Courts involving graphics processor, microprocessor, wireless/cellular, video, LCD display, memory, and other technology used in smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other mobile and electronic devices
  • Prevailed on summary judgment for a major defense and aerospace company, defeating patent infringement claims involving certain military systems and seeking over US$150 million in alleged damages
  • Prevailed at trial and on summary determination, and successfully resolved, numerous Section 337 USITC investigations for several consumer electronics companies involving graphics processors, LCD display technology, optical disc drives, and other electronic technology used in digital televisions, laptops, computer hardware, and mobile devices
  • Defended a leading manufacturer of computer peripherals in multiple trials and matters involving patents alleged to be essential to 802.11 and other wireless standards
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