Rebecca Goldman Rudich is a patent attorney with diverse experience in electrical and mechanical technologies. Rebecca’s experience is an all aspects of patent law, including procurement, litigation, and licensing, which she uses in her patent prosecution practice to draft patent applications strategically tailored to the client’s goals.
Bolstered by her previous experience as an electrical engineer with the U.S. Air Force, Rebecca is uniquely able to understand the needs of clients in a broad range of technologies, from communications and software to photovoltaics and semiconductors. With over 25 years of experience counseling clients her prosecution practice is focused in the electrical and mechanical arts, including liquid crystal display devices, home appliances, software inventions, Internet systems, semiconductor devices, cellular telephone systems, cable television systems, audio amplifiers, computer memory devices, laser devices, flooring systems, computational biology, medical devices, and injection molding.
She is a member of the firm’s Post Grant Proceedings practice, with extensive experience in reexamination proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
In addition, Rebecca counsels clients in portfolio management, technology transfer and licensing matters. She has engaged in a wide variety of enforcement actions in the areas of liquid crystal displays, optical discs, microprocessors, memory devices and computer hard disks, and has participated in administrative hearings before the United States International Trade Commission. She has prepared numerous infringement, validity and freedom-to-operate opinions in a variety of technologies.
Tufts University, B.S., Electrical Engineering
California State University Long Beach, M.S., Electrical Engineering
Franklin Pierce Law Center, J.D.
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- U.S. District Court, District Court of Maryland
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- Shareholder – Vedder Price, P.C.
- Partner – McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (now Dentons)
- Associate – Steptoe & Johnson LLP
- Associate – Sughrue Mion PLLC
- Acquisition Office/Electrical Engineer – United States Air Force
- Control Systems
- Data Storage
- Display Devices
- Electrical, Computer, and Software
- Electronic Display
- Image Processing
- Materials Science
- Medical Devices
- Optical Properties
- Payment Systems
- Power Systems
Publications & Presentations
“Using Federal Circuit Law to Overcome an Obviousness Rejection,” Practising Law Institute Course Handbook, Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2012: Claim Drafting and Amendment Writing (July 2012).
“KSR, Obviousness and the Federal Circuit in 2011,” Practising Law Institute Course Handbook, Prior Art & Obviousness 2011: Current Trends in Section 102 & 103 (2011).
“Patentability Under 35 U.S.C. Section 102(d),” Practising Law Institute Course Handbook, Prior Art & Obviousness 2011: Current Trends in Sections 102 & 103 (2011).
“Abandonment Under 35 U.S.C. Section 102(d),” Practising Law Institute Course Handbook, Prior Art & Obviousness 2011: Current Trends in Sections 102 & 103 (2011).
Membership & Affiliations
- International Trademark Associate (INTA)