Creative Representation | Expert Litigation

Patrick M. Ryan Named “Top IP Lawyer” in California

May 17, 2023

San Francisco, CAPatrick M. Ryan, head of Bartko law firm’s Litigation practice and Chair of its IP and Brand Protection and Antitrust groups, named as a “Top Intellectual Property Lawyer” in California by the Daily Journal.

The annual list recognizes California lawyers who made the most significant contributions to intellectual property law in the last year.

Ryan has more than 23 years of experience successfully trying—for both plaintiffs and defendants—a wide variety of cases, including major intellectual property cases. The Daily Journal’s article, published May 17, 2023, recognized Ryan’s creativity and strategic mindset, in what it dubbed Ryan’s “high-speed-attack approach” to litigating cases.

The Daily Journal emphasized Ryan’s significant track record of obtaining swift and sweeping injunctive relief against defendants accused of violating his clients’ intellectual property rights. Such relief, cited by the Daily Journal, included barring defendants from any conduct related to the infringement, such as blocking all distribution channels, eCommerce access, shipping channels, financial-institution access, as well as asset freeze orders, which have included millions of dollars in frozen assets at the very inception of a case.

When he represents plaintiffs, Ryan believes in marshalling a case with powerful evidence before filing suit, so the case hits the ground running, making broad early injunctive relief possible, as well as very early summary judgment motions. And when Ryan represents defendants, he embeds himself in the company’s ethos and gets to know their employees, so he is able to personalize the company to judges and juries. Ryan takes cases he believes in to his core—regardless of whether he’s on the plaintiff or defense side—fighting tirelessly for clients with an unpredictable approach to litigation. “I like to think not just outside the box, I like to use tactics from another dimension,” Ryan told the Daily Journal.

About Bartko Bunzel & Miller

Bartko Bunzel & Miller, established more than 45 years ago, is a boutique law firm specializing in national and international complex litigation and investigations, as well as real estate and franchising transactions. It is a 45+ lawyer firm dedicated to strategic cutting-edge representation of clients in California, nationally, and internationally. Bartko’s practice areas include representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex business, intellectual property, antitrust and competition claims, trade secret litigation, anticounterfeiting, complex employment litigation, employment/labor strategic advice and collective bargaining, and real estate litigation, among others.

A pdf copy of the Daily Journal article may be accessed here.

Contact: Patrick M. Ryan | pryan@bartkolaw.com | 415.291.4540