Ryan litigates intellectual property and business disputes for technology companies and entrepreneurs. He focuses on disputes in the software, digital entertainment, and Internet industries, and his practice covers copyright, patent, trade secret, trademark, data security, business and antitrust matters in courts across the country. Ryan also counsels clients on pre-litigation dispute mitigation and dispute resolution strategies.


Ryan has fifteen years of experience litigating high-stakes IP and business disputes. He knows how to effectively navigate all phases of litigation—from pre-suit investigation through trial and appeal.  Ryan built his practice on understanding his clients, advocating for them tenaciously, and adding value while doing so.  


Ryan served as lead trial counsel for a co-founder in an $85.7 million trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract case brought by Huawei, winning a complete defense jury verdict in E.D. Tex.

Ryan was lead trial counsel for CrowdStrike in a dual-front litigation against NSS labs involving copyright, trade secret, breach of contract, CFAA, and antitrust claims. As a part of the settlement, NSS issued a corrective statement about its testing of the CrowdStrike Falcon product.

Ryan won a judgment in excess of $2.5 million, including prejudgment interest and attorneys's fees, for a shareholder group in an M&A dispute involving search engine technology.

Ryan also won a judgment of invalidity in a patent infringement litigation in the Southern District of New York for his client, a mobile content management platform provider.  He also got the judgment affirmed at the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.  


Prior to founding Tyz Law Group PC, Ryan spent over ten years as a litigator in Fenwick & West’s intellectual property litigation group in Silicon Valley representing and counseling technology clients in patent and other intellectual property matters. 

Ryan represented Zillow in a patent litigation brought by rival, LendingTree v. Zillow et al. (W.D.N.C.), and he led the litigation from its inception to winning a complete defense jury verdict of non-infringement and invalidity at trial.

Super Lawyers named Ryan a Rising Star in 2013 and 2014.  Ryan has served as a faculty member for NITA deposition and fact investigation clinics, and a presenter to federal judges at UC Berkeley School of Law’s intellectual property law program.


  • J.D., University of Oregon School of Law - 2004, Editor Oregon Law Review 

  • M.A., International Institute for the Sociology of Law - 2001, Spain

  • B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara - 1998, Law & Society


  • Member of the State Bar of California

  • Admitted to all of the United States District Courts for the State of California

  • Admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

  • Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit



Ryan's Representative Matters

  • Defendant co-founder of SSD company in trade secret, contract, and CFAA action in E.D. Tex. (Complete Defense Jury Verdict)

  • Defendant cybersecurity company in antitrust litigation in N.D. Cal.

  • Defendant software platform provider in trade secret, trademark and breach of contract action in D. Nev.

  • Plaintiff cybersecurity company in copyright, trade secret, and CFAA litigation in D. Del.

  • Defendant video game development studio in copyright litigation in D. Minn.

  • Defendant VoIP provider in patent litigation in D. Del.

  • Defendant video content platform provider in patent litigation in S.D.N.Y. (Fed. Cir. Affirms Win).

  • Plaintiff founder and tech investors in contract and fraud action.

  • Defendant clean technology company in trade secret misappropriation action in Santa Clara Superior Court.

  • Plaintiff Ad Tech company in contract action.

  • Defendant chip manufacturing software provider in copyright, trademark and antitrust action.

  • Defendant clean technology company in contract and tort litigation.

  • Defendant internet real estate company in defamation action.

  • Defendant productivity app developer in patent litigation.

  • Defendant internet real estate company in in patent litigation.*

  • Defendant wearable technology provider in patent litigation.*

  • Plaintiff chip designer in copyright and trade secret actions.*

  • Plaintiff cryptography company in patent and antitrust action.*


* denotes matter while at previous firm.