Ryan A. Cook
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Ryan Cook’s practice centers on patent litigation and counseling in the pharmaceutical industry. As lead associate on multiple Hatch-Waxman cases involving billion-dollar drug products, Ryan helped his clients reach their goals through favorable settlements. Ryan further supports his pharmaceutical clients through his advocacy at FDA, protecting and preserving critical rights to market drug products in the United States. Ryan’s practice also covers the area where technology and multimedia converge, litigating for and counseling well-known clients in groundbreaking matters involving copyright, antitrust, and consumer protection.

Ryan achieved a certificate in intellectual property at UConn Law School, where he helped small businesses and individuals protect their intellectual property rights at an IP law clinic.

Prior to law school, Ryan spent over 12 years in software development, designing video games for prominent publishers, such as Disney Interactive Studios and Namco Bandai Games. Ryan’s games have published on Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony platforms. Selected titles include:

  • Disney Epic Mickey for Nintendo® Wii® 
  • Toy Story 3 for Microsoft® Xbox 360®, Sony® PlayStation 3®, Nintendo® Wii® 
  • Disney’s Bolt for Microsoft® Xbox 360®, Sony® PlayStation 3®, Nintendo® Wii® 
  • Dead to Rights 2 for Microsoft® Xbox®, Sony® PlayStation 2® 
  • Van Helsing for Microsoft® Xbox®, Sony® PlayStation 2® 
  • The Hobbit for Nintendo® Game Boy Advance® 
  • Hot Wheels: Velocity X for Nintendo® Game Boy Advance® 
  • Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear for Sony® PlayStation®

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law and Young Lawyers Division


University of Connecticut School of Law

  • William H. Hastie Moot Court Competition Champion (2012)
  • David H. Neiditz Professional Writing Award (2014)
  • Olimpiad Ioffe Prize (2014)

American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association

  • Semi-Finalist, Northeast Region, Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition (March 2014)


  • JD, with Honors – University of Connecticut School of Law (2014)
  • BS, magna cum laude – University of Utah (2005)


  • Connecticut
  • US District Court District of Connecticut

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