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, internet advertising, and computer hardware/software.
Mr. O’Connor has technical experience investigating novel antibiotics as a Biochemist at Replidyne, assisting Pharma, Biotech and Medical Device companies with product development as a regulatory consultant at CBR International, troubleshooting and optimizing manufacturing processes used to create x-ray film and various paints/coatings as an Engineer at Kodak and Valspar, respectively, and researching over-expression of recombinant DNA in E. Coli at the University of Colorado.
Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc., et al. (E.D. Tex.) (counsel for Amazon, Zappos, Sears, Kmart, Lands’ End, and Netflix in multi-patent litigation involving various e-commerce related technologies)
Allergan, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., et al. (E.D. Tex.) (counsel for Allergan in patent litigation concerning ANDAs for Allergan’s glaucoma drug Combigan)
ARIES Associates v. L-3 Communications, Inc., et. al. (C.D. Cal.) (counsel for L-3 Communications in trade secret litigation involving decontamination technology for chemical and biological weapons)
ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. and ASUS Computer International v. IBM (N.D. Cal.) (counsel for ASUS in patent litigation concerning products implementing power supplies, variable speed fans, and Network Address Port Translation; successfully obtained stay of case after a year into litigation, and case subsequently settled favorably)
Corning Inc. v. DSM Desotech, Inc. (D. Del.) (counsel for Corning in litigation over fiber optic coatings)
Function Media, L.L.C. v. Google, Inc., et al. (E.D. Tex.) (counsel for Google in multi-patent litigation involving internet advertising technology; 4 parallel inter partes reexaminations)
Geomembrane Technologies Inc v. R P S Engineering Corp et al, (C.D. Cal.) (counsel for URS Corp. in patent litigation concerning clarifier covers for water treatment reservoirs)
Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. AbbVie (D. Del.) (counsel for Gilead in litigation over its hepatitis C treatment HARVONI®).
Network Signatures, Inc. v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., (C.D. Cal.) (counsel for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. in patent litigation concerning SSL technology)
St. Jude Medical v. Volcano Corp. (D. Del.) (defended Volcano against St. Jude’s assertion of a patent related to cardiac guidewire consoles; case resulted in settlement favorable to client)
Walker Digital, LLC v. Google, Inc. et al. (D. Del.) (counsel for Microsoft in multi-patent litigation involving various internet advertising and automated bidding technologies)
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. v. NuVasive, Inc., (S.D. Cal.) (counsel for NuVasive in patent litigation and parallel inter partes reexaminations concerning spinal implant technology)
Section 337 Investigations – International Trade Commission
ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. and ASUS Computer International v. IBM (337-TA-628) (counsel for ASUS in patent litigation concerning products implementing power supplies, variable speed fans, and Network Address Port Translation; win at trial and initial determination, Commission decided not to review initial determination which became the final determination, and case subsequently settled favorably.)
Renesas Technology Corp. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Dynamic Random Access Memory Devices and Products Containing Same (337-TA-595) (counsel for Samsung in patent litigation concerning on-die termination and driver circuits for DDR2 SDRAM memory devices and phase-shift masks allegedly used in the fabrication of DDR1 and DDR2 SDRAM memory devices; Staff concurred with non-infringement and invalidity of asserted patents; settled favorably two days before the initial determination issued).