Ryan D. Levy

Ryan D. Levy

Patterson Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

Recognized since 2020

Nashville, Tennessee

Practice Areas

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Litigation - Patent

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Patent
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Ryan D. Levy is the managing shareholder at Patterson Intellectual Property Law and co-chairs the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He is an accomplished litigation attorney focusing on complex patent disputes in a variety of technologies, including industrial and automotive machinery, chemical, medical devices, and software ranging from web-based protocols to automated detection systems.

Ryan has a wide range of litigation experience before federal district courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the Court of International Trade, and various arbitration forums. He is a thoughtful team leader and is sought out for his good judgment and quick ability to determine the key issues of a case.

Leading litigation teams in representing both international and domestic companies, Ryan is not afraid to take creative approaches to resolve disputes. He understands the intricacies of litigation and can guide clients while clearly articulating their positions.

In addition to his litigation practice, Ryan also counsels clients on intellectual property procurement and licensing. He is regularly involved in developing and supervising patent prosecution strategies for maximizing the value of his clients’ intellectual property portfolios. Ryan’s litigation experience enables him to advise clients on complex prosecution strategies to avoid potential problems if a patent portfolio is later challenged. He continues to maintain a patent prosecution practice with particular emphasis on chemical compounds, medical devices, and the firearm industries.

Contact & Links


  • Roundabout Plaza, Suite 500
    1600 Division Street
    Nashville, TN 37203


  • Duke University School of Law, J.D.
  • North Carolina State University, B.S. Biochemistry
  • North Carolina State University, B.S. Chemical Engineering

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Patent

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Patent, Nashville (2021)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent

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