1901 L Street, NW Suite 700
DC, 20006
United States

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Quick facts:

Established: 2015
Number of Partners: 11
Number of IP Practitioners: 18
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Hindi, Japanese, German
Network Memberships: INTA, AIPLA, Bar Association of San Francisco, San Francisco IPLA, Federal Circuit Bar Association

RuyakCherian LLP blends the the knowledge and depth of a big law firm with the trial experience of a litigation boutique, and a history of success in high stakes cases. Founded in 2015 as a Technology and Competition Law Firm by Robert Ruyak and Sunny Cherian, RuyakCherian has established itself as a leading litigation firm. It is based in Washington, D.C., and represents both domestic and international clients throughout the United States in their most significant legal matters.

Attorneys at RuyakCherian have successfully represented a broad variety of clients, including some of the largest U.S. and international corporations and organizations, corporate officers, boards of directors, charitable organizations, lawyers and law firms, classes, and individuals in complex litigation matters. 

RuyakCherian represents both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts, arbitrations, and mediations, and has achieved favorable results for clients in government investigations. It is a record that sets it apart from other firms and offers an advantage and unique perspective.

Our attorneys bring with them decades of experience as partners and associates from some of the world’s leading law firms. In fact, Bob Ruyak was the managing partner of Howrey, the largest litigation-focused firm in the world, from 2000 to 2011. They have also served as law clerks, authored treatises, and contributed to numerous scholarly journals.

RuyakCherian has consistently been ranked as a top-tier firm by U.S. News—Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” since its inception. Our lawyers have been awarded numerous accolades and are consistently recognized for their excellence and leadership in peer reviews, client surveys, and various other ranking methods.

Practice Areas:

Copyright & related rights, Intellectual property (contentious), Intellectual property (prosecution), IP transactions, ITC litigation, Life sciences IP, Patent, Patent contentious, Patent prosecution, PTAB litigation, Trade mark, Trade mark contentious, Trade mark prosecution

Sector Expertise:

Chemical, Automotive, Biotechnology, Computer technology & services, E-commerce, Electronics, Fashion & luxury goods, Financial services, Food & beverage, Industrials, Internet, Life sciences, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Media, Medical device, Not-for-profit, Oil & gas, Pharmaceutical, Professional services, Robotics, Semiconductors, Technology hardware, Telecommunication, Utilities