We solve thorny intellectual property related issues without the “sticker shock” of a larger firm. Our clients include pioneering tech, media, and design clients. Over the years, we’ve developed IP portfolio strategies for clients like Kanvas Labs (acquired by AOL) so they can scale and get acquired. When necessary, we’ve successfully litigated IP, contract, and related First Amendment claims at the trial and appellate levels. Recently, for example, we represented an ex-Google privacy researcher in connection with the company’s defense against a $5 billion class action alleging digital privacy violations.

We prioritize classic advising and problem solving over billable hours. We believe quickly solving a client’s problem with powerful remedies at workable rates, or by encouraging collaborative problem solving with their adversaries, is the best way to develop a sustainable relationship with the client. It’s also the way to establish a long lasting reputation. In addition, we provide clients with holistic advising which takes into account the short and long-term non-legal consequences of their actions. These have included the risk of a foreign government’s extrajudicial retribution, leaks to the press, and credit rating problems.

“I want to recommend Ryan E. Long as a superb results-focused attorney. In addition to legal expertise and the ability to litigate he understands that client needs come first. This means assessing costs and benefits and getting results that the client wants in the time frame the client desires. He’s very accessible, clear, and focused on service and I highly recommend him.”
     Art Bresnahan at Zumpano Patricios Winker & Bresnahan, LLC  Read more Recommendations for Ryan >>

As a result, our services are regularly sought out by the vanguard in technology, media, and design industries. Clients include: Taiwan based hardware manufacturer LegendSky Tech Company LTD; best new iTunes app Kanvas Labs; Mr. Ramble Jon Krohn (“RJD2”), composer of the theme music to AMC’s award winning Mad Men series; actor and producer Mr. Edward Burns, who played a G.I. in Saving Private Ryan, among others; Northern Lights Post, a New York based post-production concern; Web Liquid, a digital marketing agency based in New York, London, and Lagos; and Mr. Richard Chai, Council of Fashion Designers of America member and winner of the Swarovski Designer of the Year in 2010.

In order to best serve our East and West coast clients, we have offices in New York and California. Our main office is in Santa Monica. We also have satellite office locations in downtown San Francisco and New York City.

For office locations and information or to contact us, please see our Contact page.