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Rudy Y. Kim

Partner | Palo Alto

With 20+ years of experience in high-stakes IP and technology related litigation, I enjoy representing clients in cases involving new, complex, and sector-changing technologies.


(Northern District of California). Successfully obtained order invalidating all asserted patent claims in multi-patent litigation involving CAD software-related technology. Currently on appeal.

Defended TSMC and downstream respondents in two concurrent ITC investigations involving multiple patents relating to semiconductor manufacturing and design technologies. (International Trade Commission).

Defended Uber in multi-patent litigation involving location sharing technology. Successfully won summary judgment of noninfringement of all asserted claims. (Northern District of California).

Defending TSMC in multi-patent case involving semiconductor manufacturing and design technology. (District of Delaware & International Trade Commission).

Successfully obtained award of $7.5M in damages plus prejudgment interest on behalf of a small medical technology fund against a large pharmaceutical company in a breach of contract case involving medical device technology. (JAMS).

Defended Uber in a high-profile trade secrets and patent infringement case against Waymo, Google’s autonomous vehicle subsidiary. Successfully defended Uber against far-reaching motion for preliminary injunction and secured dismissal of all patent infringement claims prior to favorable settlement. (Northern District of California).

(Northern District of California). Representing defendants in multi-patent case relating to semiconductor fabrication technology.

(District of Massachusetts). Defending Autodesk in multi-patent case relating to software activation technology.

Representing Palo Alto Networks in a multi-patent case involving Internet security-related technology. Successfully moved to stay case after initiating inter partes review (IPR) of asserted patents. (Northern District of California).

Representing Fujitsu in multi-patent case involving data compression technology. Successfully moved to stay case pending inter partes review (IPR) of asserted patents. (Eastern District of Texas).

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