Meunier Carlin & Curfman strengthens its intellectual property practice with the addition of former Vedder Price shareholder, Rebecca Goldman Rudich. Rebecca is the sixth professional to join the firm since the start of the year. The firm now has 31 attorneys and agents, rivaling the size and scope of some of Atlanta’s preeminent IP boutiques and big law IP departments.

Rebecca formerly practiced in Vedder Price’s Washington, D.C. office, where she focused on the electrical and mechanical arts. Rebecca advises across a spectrum of electrical and mechanical patent matters, including flat panel displays, medical devices, microfluidics, home appliances, software inventions, internet systems, semiconductor devices, cellular telephone systems, cable television systems, audio amplifiers, computer memory devices, laser devices, flooring systems and injection molding. In addition to counseling clients in patent matters, she also advises clients in portfolio strategy and enforcement, technology transfer, government rights in IP and licensing agreements.

Rebecca also has extensive experience in freedom-to-operate, invalidity and infringement opinions, and post-grant proceedings, a particular niche area for the firm.

She formerly worked as a Satellite Systems Engineer for the United States Air Force, where she directed the development of spacecraft navigation.

“We are thrilled to have Rebecca join our team,” said managing partner, John Harbin. “Her knowledge of complex electrical and mechanical issues and matters will expand and deepen our already high caliber practice.”