- Life Sciences Practice Group
- Pharmaceutical Practice Group
- Post Grant Practice
- "Super Lawyers," Intellectual Property, Connecticut, 2012, 2016-2018
- U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2001
- U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 2000
- State of Connecticut, 2000
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1997
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1997
Western New England University School of Law, J.D., 1997
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, B.S., 1992
Andrew Ryan is a partner in Cantor Colburn’s Litigation Department and chairs the firm’s Post Grant Practice. He is a trial lawyer with almost 20 years' experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in patent cases and other intellectual property and complex litigation matters. He also has significant experience in inter partes review (IPR) and other adversarial proceedings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Andy has experience in a wide variety of industry areas, including electronics and semiconductors, robotics, automotive components, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. He has participated in and led matters before the U.S. District Courts of CT, MA, NY, NJ, DE, FL, CA, TX, the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB), the International Trade Commission (ITC), and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Andy is experienced in the fields of patents, trademarks, trade dress, unfair competition, copyrights and trade secrets. He has represented clients in federal and state court in bench and jury trials, preliminary injunction proceedings, and in appellate matters. Andy's trial experience includes cases involving a variety of technologies, including shape memory alloys, medical stent technology, restorative dental materials, and industrial safety products, including earplugs and protective eye wear.
Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2006-present
Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 1999-2006
- July 25, 2018
- Legal 500 USA 2018June 4, 2018
Cantor Colburn LLP has been recommended as a Leading Firm by the Legal 500 United States 2018 in Intellectual Property for Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings). This is the ninth consecutive year that Cantor Colburn has been recognized for this highly selective honor.
- April 27, 2018
On April 24, 2018, the Supreme Court issued two important decisions in the cases of Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, et al., and SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu, addressing inter partes review (IPR). Both cases will have a significant impact on IPR proceedings. In sum and as discussed in greater detail in Cantor Colburn's Client Alert, the Court determined that (1) IPR proceedings are indeed constitutional, and (2) the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) must address all challenged claims in the final written decision.
- October 17, 2017
Cantor Colburn is pleased to announce that seven attorneys from its Hartford office were named to the 2017 list of Connecticut Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
- October 11, 2017
Partner Andrew Ryan, chair of the Post-Grant Practice Group at Cantor Colburn, is author of a Client Alert on the recent Aqua decision that reduces the burden on patent owners to amend claims in inter partes review (IPR). Cantor Colburn has extensive experience in handling IPRs and other post grant proceedings for its clients.
- June 30, 2017
Cantor Colburn has been recommended as a Leading Firm by the Legal 500 United States 2017 in Intellectual Property for Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings). This will be the firm’s eighth consecutive year as being recognized for this highly selective honor. Partners Michael Cantor, Phil Colburn, Leah Reimer, Pamela Curbelo, Andy Ryan and Dave Christensen received special recognition from the editors of the publication. Dave Christensen was also recognized as a Next Generation Lawyer.
- October 28, 2016
Cantor Colburn is pleased to announce that four attorneys from its Hartford office were recently named to the 2016 list of Connecticut Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Andrew C. Ryan, Partner and Chair of the Post-Grant Practice Group, was selected as a Super Lawyer for Intellectual Property Litigation and Michelle Ciotola, partner and Vice Chair of the Trademark & Copyright Department, David Rodrigues, Ph.D., Partner, and Alicia Hayter, Associate, were all recognized as Super Lawyers Rising Stars in Intellectual Property.
- The Legal 500 United StatesJune 17, 2016
Cantor Colburn LLP has been recommended as a Leading Firm by the Legal 500 United States 2016 in Intellectual Property for Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings). This will be the firm’s seventh consecutive year as being recognized for this highly selective honor.
- The Connecticut Law TribuneApril 20, 2015
- Law360March 24, 2015
Members of Cantor Colburn's Pharmaceutical IP Services Practice Group co-authored an article on biosimilars entitled "BPCIA: How Long Does The Party Last And Do I Have To Dance?" that appeared in Law360 on March 24, 2015. Leslie-Anne Maxwell, Andrew Ryan, Christopher Potts and Derek Denhart wrote the article which discusses Amgen Inc. v. Sandoz Inc.
- Law360March 20, 2015
Partner Andrew Ryan comments in Law360's March 20, 2015 article on Amgen Inc. v Sandoz Inc., "3 Things To Watch After Sandoz's Biosimilars Win."
- Law360February 4, 2015
- IP Law 360January 21, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court on January 20, 2015 cast aside the Federal Circuit's long-standing rule that all district court claim construction rulings must be reviewed anew on appeal. Cantor Colburn litigation partner Andrew Ryan and other litigators tell Law360 why the decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz is significant.
- The Connecticut Law TribuneDecember 29, 2014
Cantor Colburn Litigation Partner Andrew C. Ryan and Associate Chad A. Dever wrote the article, "A New Era in Intellectual Property Law," published by The Connecticut Law Tribune on December 29, 2014.
- The Connecticut Law TribuneOctober 20, 2014
The 2012 America Invents Act ushered in three new procedures that allow a petitioner to challenge the validity of one or more patent claims after they have been granted by the PTO: inter partes review, post grant review, and covered business method. This article by Cantor Colburn partner and trial attorney Andrew Ryan and litigation associate Chad Dever, Ph.D., examines the new procedures. Ryan chairs the firm's Post Grant Practice Group, one of the first of its kind in the country.
- Law360June 2014
Law360 quoted several attorneys about the Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Inc. decision and amongst them was Cantor Colburn’s Andrew C. Ryan.
- Connecticut Law TribuneMay 2014
Cantor Colburn was named Litigation Department of the Year in the Intellectual Property category by the Connecticut Law Tribune.
Cantor Colburn’s litigators have decades of trial experience, presenting technically complex matters to judges and juries, and work collaboratively with their patent colleagues who are highly educated and expert in a wide variety of technologies. The Law Tribune described Cantor Colburn as “a law firm… and a haven for scientists.”
- Corporate CounselOctober 2013
Cantor Colburn was nationally ranked for patent litigation by Corporate Counsel magazine in its October 2013 issue. Cantor Colburn’s dedicated team of litigation attorneys have decades of experience in presenting technically complex matters for trial in front of judges and juries. A partner participates in every facet of the case, bringing results that count for the client. And at each phase of the litigation, Cantor Colburn seeks practical strategies to achieve a prompt, efficient resolution of the dispute.
- Connecticut Law TribuneSeptember 3, 2012
- Hartford Business JournalAugust 14, 2012
- IP Law 360October 12, 2011
- Corporate CounselDecember 31, 2010
- May 2, 2019New York City
Andy Ryan will be a panelist at the Joint Patent Practice CLE on May 2, 2019 in New York City. His panel will be on patents found invalid under Section 112 for lack of written description and enablement, including the cases D Three Enterprises, LLC V. Sunmodo Corporation et al 2017-1909 et al (Fed. Cir.) May 21, 2018 and Trustees of Boston University v. Everlight Electronics Co., LTD, et al, 2016-2576 (Fed. Cir. July 25, 2018). Also attending the JPPCLE are Leah Reimer, Pam Curbelo, and Anne Barry.
- April 29, 2019New York City
Pharmaceutical Litigation Chair Steve Coyle will be a panelist at the Paragraph IV Disputes Conference in New York City, April 29-30, 2019. Cantor Colburn has a dedicated Pharmaceutical Practice Group comprised of experienced litigators, Ph.D. chemists, and patent attorneys expert in other supporting technologies. Also attending from Cantor Colburn are Michael Cantor, Andrew Ryan and Nicholas Geiger.
- April 23, 2018New York City
Cantor Colburn is sponsoring the Paragraph IV Disputes conference in New York City on April 23-25, 2018. Cantor Colburn has a dedicated Pharmaceutical Practice Group comprised of experienced litigators, Ph.D. chemists, and patent attorneys.
- April 21, 2016New York, New York
Andy is a trial lawyer with over a decade of experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in patent cases and other complex litigation matters. He also has significant experience in adversarial proceedings in the Patent and Trademark Office and chairs the firm’s Post Grant Review Practice Group. He regularly counsels clients on adversarial PTO proceedings co-pending with litigation.
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Connecticut Patent Law Association
Connecticut Bar Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)