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Shane Coleman


401 North 31st Street, Suite 1500, Billings, MT 59101

As a registered patent attorney with a background in electrical engineering, Shane is able to approach his cases with a technical understanding that many of his clients rely on.

He concentrates on intellectual property law, including prosecution and litigation of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. His litigation practice includes intellectual property, construction, employment, bankruptcy, and other commercial disputes.

He has represented clients before Montana state and federal courts, Federal Appellate Courts, the Montana Supreme Court, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and administrative agencies.


Shane has tried and argued appellate cases in the following jurisdictions, where he is admitted to practice:

  • Montana Federal District Court
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
State Courts
  • Montana State District Court
  • Montana Supreme Court
Administrative Forums
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Additionally, Shane has represented clients pro hac vice throughout the region, including Arizona, Nevada, North Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming.

Client Results

  • In re Yellowstone Mountain Club, LLC, (Blixseth v. Glasser), ___ Fed. Appx. ___, 2016 WL 3947830 (9th Cir. 2016); 601 Fed. Appx. 504 (9th Cir. 2015); 593 Fed. Appx. 643 (9th Cir. 2015); 460 B.R. 259 (Bankr. Mont. 2011); et al.

  • Preston v. Marathon Oil Company, 684 F.3d 1276 (Fed. Cir. 2012), 277 P.3d 81 (Wyo. 2012)

  • Montana Silversmiths, Inc. v. Taylor Brands, LLC, 850 F. Supp. 1172 (D. Mont. 2012)

  • Flexible Lifeline Systems, Inc. v. Precision Lift, Inc., 654 F.3d 989 (9th Cir. 2011)

  • Rippentrop v. E.H. Oftedal & Sons, 356 Fed. Appx. 945 (9th Cir. 2009)

  • Doe, M.D. v. Community Medical Center, Inc., 2009 MT 395, 221 P.3d 651 (Mont. 2009)

  • Stockman Bank v. Mon-Kota, et al., 2008 MT 74,180 P.3d 1125 (Mont. 2008)

  • Stoneman v. Drollinger, 2003 MT 25, 64 P.3d 997 (Mont. 2003)

  • Daniels-Sheridan Federal Credit Union v. Bellanger, 2001 MT 235, 36 P.3d 397 (Mont. 2001)



Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions

Court Admissions


  • The Best Lawyers in America© Litigation-ERISA, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent, Patent Law, 2009-2020
  • Managing Intellectual Property, IP Star, 2013-2019
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Intellectual Property, 2008, 2011, 2012

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Montana State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, Founding Member
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Montana Bar Association, Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Yellowstone Area Bar Association, Board Member

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