Ryan Hagglund is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. His practice is focused on patent litigation, particularly in the areas of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, including Hatch-Waxman litigation.
Mr. Hagglund earned his J.D. from University of Chicago Law School. He also holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in virology from the University of Chicago and has conducted extensive research on herpes simplex viruses and paramyxoviruses, including research on the structure and function of viral proteins and their role in the invasion of the cell. Mr. Hagglund has written extensively on his original scientific research and the patentability of living things.
Before joining Munger Tolles in 2012, he was a part of the patent litigation practice at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York, where he concentrated on litigation matters relating to patent infringement, patent licensing disputes, and technology driven copyright and trade secret issues. He also has extensive experience in transactional and opinion practice relating to intellectual property issues in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical segments, including due diligence, patent portfolio analysis, and preparation of freedom to operate opinions.
He was a law clerk for Judge Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and a judicial extern for Judge Harry D. Leinenweber of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
He is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Sciences and New York Intellectual Property Law Association.
Constitutional Protections against the Harms to Suspects in Custody Stemming from Perp Walks, 81 MISS. L.J. 1757 (2012).
Patentability of Human-Animal Chimeras, 25 SANTA CLARA COMPUTER & HIGH TECH. L.J. 51 (2008).
Patentability of Cloned Extinct Animals, 15 GEO. MASON L. REV. 381 (2008).