Rudy Y. Kim

Partner | Palo Alto
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(650) 813-5869
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.

Experience

(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).

Defended Autodesk in a patent case involving computer-assisted design (CAD) technology. Initiated covered business method (CBM) challenges to asserted patents, resulting in all asserted claims being found unpatentable by the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). (Eastern District of Texas).

Defended Freescale through trial in a multi-patent litigation involving semiconductor bus architecture, arbitration, and power-management technology. Successfully secured summary judgment and judgments as a matter of law (JMOLs) of non-infringement on several claims prior to global settlement of related actions. (Northern District of California).

Defended Autodesk in litigation involving a patent directed to product knowledge management. Obtained a “walk away” dismissal, with prejudice, of all claims against Autodesk. (Eastern District of Texas).

Defended Autodesk in litigation involving memory mass storage device technology. Obtained a “walk away” dismissal, with prejudice, of all claims against Autodesk. (District of Delaware).

(Western District of New York). Successfully defended Netgear in a patent case involving digital network technology.

(Eastern District of Texas). Successfully defended Logitech in a patent case involving data processing and home automation systems.

(Eastern District of Texas). Successfully defended Fujitsu in multi-patent case involving digital rights management (DRM) technology.

(District of New Jersey). Represented Fastenetix in litigation to enforce patents covering spinal implant devices. Successfully obtained a highly favorable Markman ruling prior to settlement. As reported in Medtronic’s 10-Q filed on December 3, 2008, Medtronic paid a total of $125 million cash, which included payment for past damages and the purchase of patents.

(Northern District of California). Represented Applied Biosystems in litigation involving DNA-sequencing products. Participated in pre-trial preparations. Resulted in jury verdict of non-infringement and invalidity in favor of Applied Biosystems.

(Northern District of California). Represented Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment in litigation involving allegations of trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, and unfair competition related to semiconductor chemical-vapor deposition (CVD) and etch tools. Resulted in favorable settlement prior to trial.

(Eastern District of Texas). Represented Tessera in an action involving multiple patents related to semiconductor chip packages. Appeared and argued on behalf of Tessera at a pre-trial Markman hearing, which resulted in favorable Markman order. Part of team that helped secure upfront payment of $80 million from Micron and Infineon to settle this and related offensive action.

(Central District of California, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit). Represented IpVenture in suit to enforce patents covering thermal and power-management technology for laptop computers. Successfully appealed case to the Federal Circuit, which resulted in a published opinion. Case ultimately settled with entry of a consent judgment in favor of IpVenture.