Alexander Rudis is a partner in Quinn Emanuel's New York office. His civil trial practice focuses on intellectual property matters with a particular emphasis on complex and high-stakes patent litigation. He has extensive experience building cases in highly technical subject matter for both plaintiffs and defendants. His practice encompasses all aspects of case preparation, pre-trial discovery, expert preparation, trial preparation and trial. Having expertise in both electrical engineering and computer science, Mr. Rudis has been trial counsel for clients involved in a variety of technologies, including: cyber security; encryption; anti-malware and hacking software; artificial intelligence; machine learning; mainframe, cloud, and personal computing technologies; 2G/3G/4G cellular standards; wireless local area networks; data compression algorithms; semiconductor chip fabrication; integrated circuit design; casino gaming and player tracking technologies; and automotive technologies. Mr. Rudis has litigated in jurisdictions throughout the country, including the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of Texas, the Northern and Southern Districts of California, the Eastern District of Virginia, the District of Delaware, the Western District of Wisconsin, the Southern District of Florida, the International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
- Representing Qualcomm against Apple in a complex multi-jurisdictional series of litigations involving patent infringement, breach of contract, and trade secret misappropriation.
- Representing Symantec in a litigation filed by Columbia University asserting patent infringement and state law claims. Columbia University stipulated to judgment of non-infringement of all asserted patents after claim construction, the majority of which were affirmed by the Federal Circuit.
- Co-lead counsel for IBM and its subsidiary SoftLayer in a patent infringement case involving encryption methods for cloud computing. Case settled favorably for IBM after Markman hearing.
- Co-lead counsel for IBM and its subsidiary Trusteer in a patent infringement case involving malware and hacking protection software. Obtained a determination of invalidity by indefiniteness of all asserted claims in the district court that was affirmed by the Federal Circuit.
- Represented Symantec in a litigation filed by Finjan in the Northern District of California, in which Finjan asserted eight patents relating to computer security technologies against Symantec.
- Represented Mercedes-Benz USA in a litigation involving adaptive headlamp technologies. Case settled favorably before trial.
- Represented Mercedes-Benz USA in a litigation involving automotive wireless technologies. Case settled favorably after IPR filing.
- Represented Motorola Mobility in various patent litigations relating to cell phone technologies against Apple in the ITC, Southern District of Florida, and Western District and Wisconsin.
- Represented Motorola Mobility and Time Warner Cable in a patent case brought by TiVo related to DVR and data compression technology that resulted in favorable settlement for Motorola Mobility and Time Warner Cable.
- Represented Sony and Sony Ericsson in a series of patent cases involving CDMA and WCDMA cell phone technology that resulted in favorable settlement for Sony and Sony Ericsson.
- Represented Bally Technologies in a patent case involving casino and slot management systems that resulted in favorable settlement for Bally Technologies.
- Represented IBM in a complex patent and antitrust action in the Southern District of New York relating to IBM’s flagship System z mainframe computers. District court granted summary judgment in favor of IBM.
- Represented Google in patent infringement case involving its online advertising technology. After a one-week trial, the jury returned a verdict of noninfringement and invalidity.
- Represented Motorola in a multi-billion dollar trade secret case that resulted in favorable settlement for Motorola.
- St. John's University School Of Law
(J.D., cum laude, 2003)
- Bucknell University
(B.S., Electrical Engineering, 2000)
- The State Bar of New York
- United States District Court:
- Southern District of New York
- Eastern District of New York
- Eastern District of Texas
- United States Court of Appeals:
- Federal Circuit
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Member, New York Intellectual Property Law Association
- Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers