Shane A. Brunner

Partner
Madison
10 East Doty Street, Suite 600
Madison, WI 53703
D: 608.280.6753
Contact My Assistant
Amy Miller
D: 608.280.6741

Education

University of Wisconsin Law School 
J.D., cum laude, 1999
Order of the Coif
Articles Editor, Wisconsin Law Review
Moot Court Board

University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.B.A. Accounting, 1993

Bar and Court Admissions

Illinois State Bar
Wisconsin State Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana

Professional Affiliations

Wisconsin Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

2010 Western District of Wisconsin Pro Bono Service Award

Publications & Speaking

Co-authored Boosting Creative Competition: America Invents Act, Wisconsin Lawyer, October 2012

Shane represents clients in complex intellectual property cases involving patents, trademarks, trade dress, and trade secrets in a variety of industry sectors and technical fields including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, mechanical technology, electronics, computer technologies, and business methods. He has extensive experience representing generic pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman litigation, and he also serves as local counsel for intellectual property litigation and other complex litigation brought in the Western District of Wisconsin.

As a former certified public accountant, Shane is adept at analyzing the financial aspects of cases and using a nuanced understanding of his clients' financial condition and interests to make sound decisions about litigation strategy. He enjoys the process of learning about and solving his clients' issues and problems, both on the plaintiff and defendant sides.

At Merchant & Gould, Shane serves on the diversity committee. He has represented many clients pro bono in criminal and civil rights cases.

An avid distance runner, Shane runs one or two marathons each year. He is married and has three children.

Representative Cases

The Medicines Co. v. Exela Pharma Sciences, LLC, et al., 14-cv-00058 (W.D.N.C. 2014) (represented defendants in patent infringement case relating to Angiomax®, bivalirudin).

Novartis v. Pharmaceutics Int’l, Inc. and Hikma Pharmaceutica, 13-cv-3967 (D.N.J. 2013) (represented defendants in patent infringement case involving methods of treatment and packaging for Zometa® and Reclast®, zoledronic acid).

IGI Laboratories, Inc. v. Mallinckrodt, LLC, et al., 13-cv-02044 (D. Del. 2013) (represented declaratory judgment plaintiff in patent infringement case involving Pennsaid®, diclofenac topical solution 1.5%).

GlaxoSmithKline PLC, et al. v. Hikma Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., et al., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 115736 (D.N.J. 2012) (represented defendants in patent infringement case involving pharmaceutical formulation for Argatroban)

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP v. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd., 669 F.3d 1370 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (represented defendant in patent infringement litigation involving treatment methods with Crestor®).

Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. v. Paddock Laboratories, et al., (D. Del.) (represented defendants in patent infringement case involving pharmaceutical formulation for Offirmev®).

The Chamberlain Group v. Guardian Access Corp., (N.D. Ill.) (represented defendant in patent infringement litigation involving garage door opener technology).

Abbott Laboratories, et al. v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al., (D. Del.) (represented defendant in patent infringement litigation involving pharmaceutical formulation for Simcor®).

Purdue Pharma Products L.P. v Paddock Laboratories, Inc., (D. Del.) (represented defendant in patent litigation involving pharmaceutical formulation for Ultram ER®).

Reizler v. Allen, (D. Col.) (represented plaintiff in inventorship dispute).

Abbott Laboratories v. Watson Laboratories, Inc., (D. Del.) (represented defendant in patent infringement case involving pharmaceutical compositions and methods of treatment relating to brand drug Simcor®).

AstraZeneca, et al. v. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd., (D. Del) (represented defendant in patent infringement case involving methods of treatment relating to brand drug Crestor®).

The Chamberlain Group v. Decko Products and Guardian Access Corp., (N.D. Ill) (represented defendants in case involving garage door opener technology).

Allergan et al. v. Watson Laboratories-Florida, Sandoz, Inc., and Paddock Laboratories, Inc., (D. Del.) (represented defendant in patent infringement case involving pharmaceutical composition relating to brand drug Sanctura XR®).

Purdue Pharmaceuticals et al v. Paddock Laboratories, Inc., (D. Del.) (represented defendant in patent infringement case involving pharmaceutical composition relating to brand drug Ultram ER®).

Riezler et al v. Allen et al, No. 08-CV-332 (D. Colo.) (represented plaintiffs in patent inventorship case involving methods of treatment with vitamin formulations).

Future Fibre Technologies Pty. Ltd. v. Optellios, Inc., No. 08-CV-600 (MD. Fla.) (represented plaintiff in patent inventorship and infringement case involving perimeter intrusion detection system technology)

AstraZeneca, et al. v. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd., et al. (D.Del.) (represented defendant in patent infringement case involving pharmaceutical composition).

Crown Iron Works et at v. Specialty Protein Producers, Inc. et al., (Minn.) (represented defendants in trade secret case involving soy protein technology).

The Braun Corporation v. Vantage Mobility, (N.D. Ind.) (represented plaintiff in patent infringement case involving electronic technology allowing wheelchair accessibility to vehicles).

Monster Cable Products v. Trippe Manufacturing, (E.D. Tex.) (represented defendant in patent, trademark, and trade dress case involving power conditioning products).

Third Wave Technologies, Inc. v. Stratagene Corp., (D.Del.) (represented plaintiff in patent infringement case involving nucleic acid cleaving technology).

Herman Miller, Inc. v. Teknion Corp., (N.D. III.) (represented defendants in patent infringement case involving furniture design technology).

Forest Labs., Inc., et al. v. IVAX Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al., (D.Del.) (represented defendant in patent infringement case involving pharmaceutical composition relating to brand drug Lexapro®).

Avid Identification Systems, Inc. v. Allflex USA, Inc., (W.D. Wis.) (represented defendant in patent infringement case involving radio frequency identification technology).

Rexall v. Pharmavite LLC, (W.D. Wis.) (represented defendant in patent infringement case involving nutraceutical tablet preparation technology).

Eli Lilly and Co. v. Zenith Goldline Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (S.D. Ind.) (represented defendant in patent infringement case involving pharmaceutical composition relating to brand drug Zyprexa®).

Promega Corp. v. Applera, (W.D. Wis.) (represented plaintiff in patent infringement case involving DNA genetic identity technology).

The Regents of the University of California v. Promega Corp., (N.D. Cal.) (represented defendant in patent licensing dispute involving certain biotechnology patents and products).

Chu v. Sabratek, 100 F.Supp. 2d 827 (N.D. Ill.) (represented corporation and certain Directors and Officers in class action 10-b-5 claim).

Netcraft v. eBay and PayPal, (W.D. Wis.) (represented defendants as local counsel in patent infringement case).

Taurus v. Ford Motor Co. et al., (W.D. Wis.) (represented defendants as local counsel in patent infringement case).

Professional Licensure

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Quoted

Federal court jury says Apple owes WARF $234 million, by Kathleen Gallagher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 16, 2015

Apple likely to appeal Madison jury's patent-infringement decision, by Kathleen Gallagher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 14, 2015

$52 million patent verdict overturned, appeal planned, by Jane Pribek, wislawjournal.com, September 24, 2012