Ryan Nishimoto's practice focuses on complex litigation involving intellectual property and technology, with a particular emphasis on copyright, trademark, trade secret, and patent litigation.

Mr. Nishimoto has represented clients in protecting intellectual property in a wide range of technologies and industries, including software development, graphical user interfaces, medical devices, media and entertainment, fashion and toys, telecommunications, e-commerce, and database management. He also provides strategic counseling on a broad range of intellectual property, contractual, and competitive issues.

Mr. Nishimoto also regularly advises and defends clients regarding California's consumer protection and environmental laws. His work in this area includes representing and providing strategic advice to restaurants, amusement parks, and food and clothing manufacturers.


  • Amusement park in Proposition 65 litigation involving sufficiency of warnings relating to brass objects.
  • Distributor of coin and currency products in consumer class actions alleging violations of the California Consumers Legal Remedies Act, unfair business practices, and RICO.
  • Mail-order provider against class allegations of illegal wiretapping based on recordings of telephone calls placed by California residents.


Southern California Super Lawyers
"Rising Star" – Intellectual Property Litigation (2013-2015)


  • JD, Boston College Law School, 2004
  • BS, Mathematics, Pepperdine University, 1997
  • California

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