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.
- 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