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DLA Piper LLP (US)

1251 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10020-1104, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 335 4500
Fax:
Fax +1 212 335 4501
Web:
www.dlapiper.com

Frank Ryan

Tel:
Work +1 212 335 4850
Email:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Partner; Global Co-Chair and US Co-Chair, Intellectual Property and Technology; Deputy Chair, Media, Sports and Entertainment Sector 

Career

Frank Ryan provides legal and strategic advice to domestic and multinational clients who draw on his experience in litigation, intellectual property, media and sports, and complex commercial matters.

Frank has successfully taken a wide variety of cases to trial and his clients turn to him as a go-to litigator and strategist for their most important matters. He has handled numerous cases and jury trials in the media, sport and medical device arenas and has particular experience in patent, trademark, trade secret, false advertising and business litigation. Frank routinely counsels clients on media and sports deals as well as on patent, trademark and copyright litigation and intellectual property portfolio development and protection.

Member

International Trademark Association; American Bar Association, Litigation and Media and Communications sections; New York State Bar Association; Bar Association of the City of New York

Education

J.D., Syracuse University College of Law; B.S., Syracuse University


United States: Intellectual property

Trademarks: litigation

Within: Trademarks: litigation

The ‘outstanding’ practice at DLA Piper LLP (US) covers a broad range of sectors, including technology and consumer goods, and has seen an increase in media and entertainment clients following its merger with Liner LLP. San Francisco-based group head Gina Durham as well as Frank Ryan and Tamar Duvdevani in New York have been acting for Nike in an infringement suit brought by Why Not Apparel regarding certain Nike products. Duvdevani has also been representing the estate of Marilyn Monroe in an infringement claim under the Lanham Act brought against a merchandiser. The practice includes Ann Ford, who is co-head of the wider IP and technology department.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Technology: transactions

Within: Technology: transactions

DLA Piper LLP (US)’s ‘excellent team provides considerable value and has a deep understanding of clients' businesses and sensitivities’. It acts for clients involved in cleantech, computer hardware, software, games and entertainment, online commerce and new media, IT, semiconductors, and telecoms. The practice acted for private equity firm ABRY Partners in its sale of Datapipe, and advised SoftBank Vision Fund on its lead role in a Series E investment into Guardant Health, a biotech company that sells blood tests to track and potentially detect cancer. Silicon Valley-based joint global technology chair Victoria Lee is highly rated for her IT, IP and technology transactions experience; and global technology transactions and strategic sourcing co-chair Vinny Sanchez divides his time between Chicago and Century City. Frank Ryan in New York and Northern Virginia’s Eric Grossman are also notable.

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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