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Ryan Patrick O'Connor

Principal

San Diego, CA
858-678-4358
oconnor@fr.com
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Background

Ryan O’Connor is a Principal in the Southern California office of Fish & Richardson. For nearly a decade he has focused on litigating patent infringement disputes in industries such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and computer hardware/software. Mr. O’Connor’s experience covers all aspects of pre-litigation diligence and litigation, including case assessment, electronic document collection and production, managing teams handling fact and expert discovery, settlement strategy, and trial work. While Mr. O’Connor focuses his practice in the United States District Courts and has appeared in United States District Courts across the country, he also works on International Trade Commission investigations and post-grant proceedings at the Patent and Trademark Office.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. O’Connor investigated novel antibiotics as a Biochemist at Replidyne, assisted Pharma, Biotech and Medical Device companies with product development as a regulatory consultant at CBR International, worked on manufacturing processes used to create x-ray film and various coatings as an Engineer at Kodak and Valspar, respectively, and researched over-expression of recombinant DNA in E. Coli at the University of Colorado.

Education

J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center 2007


LL.M., Franklin Pierce Law Center 2007
Intellectual Property


B.S., University of Colorado Boulder 2004
Chemical Engineering


B.A., University of Colorado Boulder 2004
Biochemistry

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2007
  • California 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 2013

Other Distinctions

Nominee, Top Young Attorneys, San Diego Daily Transcript, 2014

Selected publications

Brief submitted on behalf of the Franklin Pierce Law Center Intellectual Property Amicus Clinic as Amicus Curiae in Support of Respondents in KSR Int’l Co. v. Teleflex, Inc., 550 U.S. 398 (2007) (No. 04-1350) (contributor).

Research Tool Case Study: Sangamo and Zinc Finger Nuclease Technology.

Presentations

“Ethics: Common and Emerging Challenges,” Fish CLE Event (January 24, 2018 – San Diego)

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