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 routinely represents clients in matters involving claims and issues of federal and state constitutional law.
Before joining Porter Wright, Bryan clerked for the Honorable James L. Graham, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio, from 2000-2002. In 2004 and 2005, Bryan served as an adjunct instructor at The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, teaching second-year legal writing.
Business Tort and Contract Disputes
- Successfully defended a patent attorney and 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
- Currently defending cryogenics manufacturer and supplier in copyright infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets case
- Successfully defended patent-infringement action against a sporting goods manufacturer involving competition basketball design and construction
Constitutional and Governmental Litigation
- Obtained directed verdict in favor of a state institution accused of violating an employee’s First Amendment rights in federal court trial
- 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