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Goldstein, Ryan S.

Ryan S. Goldstein

Partner

  Biography

Ryan Goldstein is the head of Quinn Emanuel's Tokyo Office and lives full time in Japan.  Ryan's practice is devoted to complex business litigation, including patent and intellectual property litigation, antitrust, class actions, product liability, criminal investigations, defamation, and contract/fraud disputes.  With respect to patent work, he has litigated and advised clients in a wide range of technologies, including complex cellular communications technology, television technology, encryption systems, GPS and other navigation systems, automobile technology, internet provider systems, printers and print heads, fiber optics, and electric razors, amongst others.  He has also litigated extensively in the fields of software and hardware implementation and aerospace contracts, and mechanical engineering.  In addition to being involved in approximately 20 ITC lawsuits, Ryan also frequently appears in the ICC in international arbitrations.

Moreover, Mr. Goldstein has unique expertise in advising Japanese clients and litigating on their behalf.  His fluency has allowed him to work closely with Japanese clients on all phases of litigation, from document collection and production to the preparation and defending of key witnesses (including numerous patent inventors), all in Japanese.

Ryan taught a class on comparative international law, in Japanese, at Doshisha University this year as part of the school’s faculty.  He also served as a visiting scholar at Waseda University Law School, and has been invited to speak as a visiting lecturer at Waseda Law School, Keio Law School, Keio Law Department, Doshisha University, Seikei Law School, and Omiya Law School, amongst others.  He generally lectures, in Japanese, on a variety of topics related to complex litigation, including patent and intellectual property law issues, the attorney-client privilege, trial strategy, and e-discovery.  Last year, Ryan was the keynote speaker at an IP Forum sponsored by the Sankei Newspaper that drew over 400 participants.  He has appeared in over 50 Japanese publications, including feature articles in the Nikkei Newspaper, Sankei Newspaper, Lawyers Magazine, Nikkei Business Journal, and Business Law Journal.  He has also been interviewed in national Japanese radio programs, in Japanese, on aspects of U.S. law.

Ryan also appears regularly for CNN as a commentator on CNN Saturday Night, a live CNN Japan news show that airs weekly on the BS Asahi channel.  More information about the show can be found at http://www.bs-asahi.co.jp/cnn/.

In 2015, Ryan was named one of the world’s leading patent professionals for his work in Japan by IAM Patent 1000, where he was described as a “polyglot” and “terrific communicator…who notched up courtroom victories for a wide array of electronics entities.”  Ryan has been ranked in the categories of Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, and Legal 500 Asia Pacific  numerous years in a row. Ryan was also recently recognized by The Nikkei as one of Japan's Top 10 Lawyers for Foreign Law.  He was also named by The Daily Journal as one of the top 20 lawyers in California under 40 years old, and has been named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine.  He has also been named a “Local Disputes Star” for Arbitration, Antitrust, IP, and Class Action by Benchmark Asia-Pacific.

  Representative Clients

  • In intellectual property matters, he has represented Sony, Sharp, Sanyo, Ricoh, Samsung, Nissan, Ford, Clarion, Furuno, Seiko Epson, Pioneer, Izumi, Seiko Instruments, Nanao and numerous others.
  • Mr. Goldstein has also been involved with numerous international arbitrations including  arbitrations in the ICC on behalf of Nissan Chemical and Isuzu.
  • Other notable clients include Marubeni, Suzuki Motors, IBM, Shogakukan, Asia University, K-1, Titan Kogyo, the NFL Network, Johnson & Johnson, Mitsubishi Rayon, Iomega, Wanbishi and Sony Bank.

  Notable Representations

  • Representing Samsung and Google against Apple in numerous ITC and district court cases involving cell phone and software technology.
  • Representing Nissan and Ford in ITC matter involving GPS and automobile and navigation technology.
  • Representing Ricoh in major contract and patent actions involving a well-known U.S. film manufacturer.
  • Representing Sony Electronics in numerous patent litigations involving television technology, including both ITC and district court litigations.
  • Representing Sanyo in its international patent litigations.
  • Represented Furuno Electronics in ITC and district court litigations involving GPS technology.
  • Represented Seiko Epson and Epson America in class action involving claims against printer technology.  Obtained dismissal of lawsuit at district court level.
  • Represented Seiko Epson in one of the largest patent infringement cases ever filed with the International Trade Commission, asserting eleven patents and thirty-one claims against 1,000 different cartridge models sold by twenty-four manufacturers, importers and distributors of aftermarket ink cartridges for resale in the U.S. After a 7-day trial, the Administrative Law Judge found for our client on every asserted patent and claim, against every single accused product that was adjudicated, and against every respondent that had not already entered into a consent order, and based thereon, it issued a general exclusion order prohibiting all companies, whether or not they were parties to the ITC proceeding, from importing and selling infringing cartridges in the U.S.
  • Represented Pioneer in U.S. patent litigation.
  • Represented a global telecommunications company in patent infringement case in the International Trade Commission, obtaining a finding of non-infringement on all patents asserted against our client and invalidating one of the patents asserted as well.  Also represented this company in numerous other patent litigations.
  • Represented Eizo Nanao in numerous U.S. patent litigations.
  • Represented Suzuki Motor Corporation in product liability class action filed in Florida.
  • Represents Marubeni in numerous actions, including disputes in California and New York.
  • Represented Seiko Epson as a plaintiff in patent suit in District of Oregon against Print-Rite.  The case settled after Seiko Epson obtained summary judgment of infringement.
  • Represented Seiko Instruments Inc. as defendant in patent suit brought in Texas.  Obtained summary judgment of non-infringement.
  • Represented the Japanese publisher Shogakukan in a defamation case brought by Soka University of America.  Obtained dismissal of lawsuit and requested attorneys' fees.  Case now on appeal.
  • Representing Isuzu as a plaintiff in a suit predicated on a failed development project.  As part of the case, obtained favorable ICC arbitration ruling permitting Isuzu to pursue its claims in district court.
  • Prevailed on a motion for preliminary injunction in a suit brought by wrestler Bob Sapp.  The lawsuit was dismissed soon thereafter.

  Education

  • Harvard Law School
    (J.D., magna cum laude, 1998)
    • Ames Moot Court Competition
      • Semi-Finalist, 1997

  • Waseda University Graduate School of Commerce
    (Tokyo Monbusho Scholarship, 1993-1995)

  • Dartmouth College
    (B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1993)

  Admissions

The State Bar of California

  Languages

  • Japanese

  Prior Associations

  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Judith N. Keep:
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of California, 1998-1999

  Awards

  • Named by The Nikkei as one of Japan's Top 10 Lawyers for Foreign Law
  • Ranked as a Leading Lawyer in Japan Dispute Resolution by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2016
  • Ranked as a Recommended Lawyer in Japan Intellectual Property by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2016
  • Ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 for Japan Dispute Resolution: International Firms
  • Ranked as a Recommended Individual in Japan: foreign litigation by IAM Patent 1000
  • Ranked by Chambers Global 2015 in Japan Dispute Resolution
  • Ranked by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015
  • Ranked as a Leading Lawyer in Japan Dispute Resolution by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2015
  • Ranked as a Recommended Lawyer in Japan Intellectual Property by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2015
  • Ranked in Japan Dispute Resolution: International Firms by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014
  • Named a “Local Disputes Star” for Arbitration, Antitrust, IP, and Class Action by Benchmark Asia-Pacific 2014
  • Ranked as a Leading Lawyer in Japan Dispute Resolution: International Firms and Joint Ventures by Legal 500 2012
  • Named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine 2010-2011
  • Named by California Law Business as one of the top 20 lawyers in California under 40 years old, 2008

Publications and Lectures

  • "Coruption Claims Against Foreign Companies:  Views on Enforcement Issues” Nikkei Morning Edition (November, 21 2016)
  • “Apprehension Regarding the U.S. Presidential Election” The Huffington Post (November, 7 2016)
  • “Pokemon Go Players – Have You Read the Terms of Use?” Nikkei Morning Edition (August 15, 2016)
  • “Analyzing IP Litigation and Strategy,” Business Law Journal (October 2016)
  • “Koyusho,” Nikkei Morning Edition Column (August 8, 2016)
  • “Contract Clauses Held to be Invalid” Nikkei Morning Edition (August 8, 2016)
  • “Understanding NPEs and Preparing for Lawsuits,” Intellectual Property Management Vol. 1 (January 2016)
  • Regular commentator and host for “CNN Saturday Night,” BS Asahi, Saturday at 11:30 pm
  • Cover, The Lawyers (December 2015)
  • “Trends and Expectations of Civil and Criminal Enforcement Proceedings by the DOJ,” The Lawyers (December 2015)
  • “Understanding the Trends of NPE Lawsuits Involving the Automotive Industries,” Chizai Ken Forum (Autumn, 2015)
  • “Small Businesses Can Win Patent Litigations in the US,” Business Homu (September, 2015)
  • “Protecting Companies from Class Actions I: Advantages Japanese Companies Have in Class Action Litigation,” Diamond Online (May 27, 2015)
  • “Protecting Companies from Class Actions II: How to Avoid Class Actions,” Diamond Online (May 28, 2015)
  • “Protecting Companies from Class Actions III: Discovery and Apologies – How to Approach Class Actions,” Diamond Online (May 29, 2015)
  • “Automotive Recalls: Acknowledging Risks – Interviews with Three Experts,” The Nikkei (January 19, 2015)
  • Q&A: Takata – Automobile Recalls and Legal Responsibility in the United States, The Nikkei (December 8, 2014)
  • “U.S. Bribery Prohibition Law (FCPA)” Nikkei Morning Edition (May 12, 2014)
  • “An Expert’s Perspective,” Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun (April 25, 2014)
  • “Realities of a Business Litigator,” Nikkei Morning Edition (January 6, 2014)
  • "American Principles,” The Lawyers, monthly column (April 2010 - current)
  • Recognized by The Nikkei as one of “Japan's Top 10 Lawyers for Foreign Law” Nikkei online (December 16, 2013)
  • Keynote Speaker, IP Business Forum: “Monetizing Patents in United States Litigation” (December 5, 2013)
  • “eDiscovery Costs: Recent Trends in US,” Business Law Journal (September 2013)
  • “Monetizing Patents as a Business Strategy,” Business Law Journal (Feature Article, October 2013)
  • “Intellectual Property Litigation by U.S., Chinese and Korean Companies in the United States,”  Fuji Sankei Business Eye (January 23, 2013) 
  • The Lawyers (Cover Story, February 2013)
  • “Apple vs. Samsung and the Smart Phone Lawsuits:  What Japanese Industry Can Learn” (Featured, February 2013)
  • Feature Story:  “Ryan Goldstein:  The Man Who Stands Up to Apple” Nikkei Business (January 28, 2013)
  • “Apple vs. Samsung: The Fight for Injunctions,” Nikkei Online (December 22, 2012)
  • “Business Forum: Taking Advantage of Intellectual Property,” Fuji Sankei Business Eye (Summary of December 5, 2012 Forum, Main Speaker)
  • “Important facts regarding the recent amendments to the U.S. Patent Law,” Business Law Journal (October, 2012 edition)
  • “Hidden Truths in U.S. Litigation: Views from an Expert U.S. Patent Litigator and Trial Lawyer,” Nikkei Morning Edition (September 12, 2012)
  • “IP Business: Training personnel to survive U.S. patent litigation,” Fuji Sankei Business Eye (July 30, 2012)
  • “Legal Trends”  Nikkei (morning edition) (July 23, 2012)
  • “Effective ways of dealing with Patent Trolls,” Business Journal (March, 2012 edition)
  • “Verdicts in technology theft and patent cases in the U.S.:  Affect on Japanese companies operating in the U.S. market,” Nikkei Online (January 13, 2012)
  • “The Misnomer of the ‘Rocket Docket’ of the US District Court, Eastern District of Texas,” Business Law Journal (December 2011)
  • The Lawyers (Cover Story, December 2011)
  • “New Risks in the U.S. Patent Litigation - Marking Trolls”  Nikkei Online (September 15, 2011)
  • “Document Retention and Litigation Holds:  Advice for Japanese Companies,” Nihon Keizai Shinbun (morning edition) (June 27, 2011)
  • “Making Use of Intellectual Property,” Fuji Sankei Business Eye (May 23, 2011)
  • “New Twists in Patent Litigation,” Business Law Journal (May 2011)
  • “Industry Crisis Management In Wake of Great East Japan Earthquake," Nihon Keizai Shimbun (morning edition) (April 4, 2011)
  • Co-author, “Jury Instructions and Opinion Letters: Important Trends to Consider in Any Patent Case,” The Lawyers (November 2010)
  • “Trends in Legal Technology,” Business Law Journal (October 2010)
  • Gekkan Kokusai Houmu Senryaku, Vol. 12-12 (2004)
  • “The Toyota Recall: The Response of Japanese Companies to Crises in the U.S. Market, ” Nippon Housou Radio, commentator for “Ohayo GOODDAY” hosted by Masahiko Ueyanagi
  • “Strategy Issues in Representing Public Figures in Jury Trials: Japan and Manabu Oshio,” Nippon Housou Radio, commentator for “Gogo Ban”
  • Co-author, "Tokkyo Soshou Wakai Wa Naze Beikoku Dokusenkinshihou Ihan No Utagai wo Ukeyasui No Ka?:  Mondai ni Taisuru Ninshiki Busoku Kara Hassei Suru Risuku No Jissai" (published in Japanese and under English Title: "The Susceptibility of Patent Litigation Settlements to Scrutiny Under the United States Antitrust Laws:  The Risk of Not Being Aware")

Professional Activities

  • Member, Japan America Society
  • Member, Waseda Alumni Club of Los Angeles (Toumonkai)
  • Member, Tokyo American Club