Bryan is a partner in Porter Wright’s Litigation department, where he represents clients in intellectual property and complex commercial litigation matters. He handles cases involving business contracts, patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and unfair competition. Bryan also represents federal criminal defendants as a member of the federal court’s Criminal Justice Act panel. Bryan has tried bench and jury trials, as well as domestic and international arbitrations.
Before joining Porter Wright, Bryan clerked for the Honorable James L. Graham, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio. He also served as an adjunct instructor at The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law.
Business Tort and Contract Disputes
- Obtained temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions and favorable settlements for clients seeking to enforce covenants not to compete and non-solicitation agreements
- Successfully defended a law firm in legal-malpractice action arising from prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications
- Tried and won AAA arbitration on behalf of automotive component supplier in contract dispute with sub-supplier
Intellectual Property Disputes
- Tried and won international arbitration in Switzerland before the ICC in license dispute related to synthetic proteins
- Successfully defended patent-infringement action against a sporting goods manufacturer involving design and construction of sporting goods
Constitutional and Governmental Litigation
- Tried and won federal court trial on behalf of a public university accused of violating an employee’s First Amendment rights
- Represented Ohio governor before Ohio Supreme Court, in which that court recognized for the first time the existence of an executive privilege under Ohio law for gubernatorial communications