Ryan Pohlman is Director, Intellectual Property Counsel at Sony Corporation of America.  Ryan joined Sony in October 2014 and is based in Park Ridge, New Jersey.  At Sony, Ryan manages and advises on third-party intellectual property issues, primarily focusing on patents.  His practice includes patent litigation, inbound and outbound licensing, corporate transaction diligence and support, and general business and contract advising.  He supports a wide variety of Sony’s US businesses and subsidiaries, including consumer electronics, semiconductors, mobile devices, digital media, and online services.  He also supports the Sony Innovation Fund, which provides early stage funding to emerging technology companies.   

Prior to joining Sony, Ryan was a partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he primarily practiced in patent litigation.  He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the DePaul University College of Law.