Ryan Brunner


  • JD, ​magna cum laude, Duke University School of Law, 2017; Executive Editor, Duke Law Journal; Senior Research Editor, Duke Law & Technology Review
  • BA (English; Ethics & Public Policy), ​magna cum laude, University of Iowa, 2014


  • District of Columbia, 2017

Ryan Brunner


Ryan Brunner joined Ropes & Gray in 2017 as an associate in the intellectual property litigation group. Ryan represents clients in a variety of intellectual property matters, including patent, trade secret, and false advertising disputes. His experience includes drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs; drafting written discovery requests and responses; preparing witnesses for depositions; and preparing for hearings and oral argument. Ryan has worked on litigation in federal district courts, the Federal Circuit, and an international arbitration.

Ryan also maintains a pro bono practice in the District of Columbia and other state courts, spanning wrongful conviction, civil rights, domestic violence, and landlord-tenant matters.

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Ryan was an intern for the Federal Communications Commission. During law school, Ryan served as an executive editor of the Duke Law Journal and as a senior research editor of the Duke Law & Technology Review; upon graduation he was selected for the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Award by the Duke Law faculty.


  • Represents a global semiconductor wafer manufacturer and its employees in a series of federal lawsuits and an international arbitration involving allegations of trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract.
  • Represents a medical technology company in federal district court in an action to redress trade secret misappropriation and related torts in the field of flow cytometry.
  • Part of a team representing a multinational electronics company in a series of appeals and cross-appeals to the Federal Circuit from decisions of the Eastern District of Texas and PTAB relating to patents directed to image sensors and digital cameras.
  • Represented a multinational pharmaceutical company in a false advertising dispute against a competitor in federal district court.


  • Co-author, “Exploring Interplay Between PTAB and Claims Court: Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3,” Law360 (February 5-7, 2018)  
  • Author, “Websites as Facilities Under ADA Title III,” 15 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 171 (2017)
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