Rudy Kim chairs the Litigation Department in the firm’s Palo Alto office and is a member of the Firmwide Diversity Strategy Committee. Mr. Kim has nearly 20 years of experience representing clients in high-stakes IP and technology related litigation in federal district and appellate courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and the Patent and Trial Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). He has also successfully tried criminal jury cases with the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.
His matters have involved a wide range of complex, cutting edge technologies, including autonomous vehicles, computer hardware and software, consumer electronics, data storage, network security, semiconductors, wireless communication, and medical devices. Representative clients include Autodesk, Freescale (now NXP Semiconductors), Fujitsu, HP, Logitech, Netgear, Palo Alto Networks, Silicon Image (now Lattice Semiconductor), TSMC, and Uber.
In 2011, Mr. Kim was elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization limited to one-third of one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. In 2013, he was selected as a Global Fellow by the Federal Circuit Bar Association, a program limited to senior IP and patent attorneys who have a strong international focus in their practice and who have achieved recognition within their own organizations as future leaders. He is also recognized as a leading patent lawyer by Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2016.
Mr. Kim received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Kim served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alan D. Lourie of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. For the past four years, he has taught trial advocacy classes at Stanford Law School.
Mr. Kim serves as a Vice Chair of the Patent Litigation Committee of the Federal Circuit Bar Association. He is a past president of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley and a member of the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association, the San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and the International Association of Korean Lawyers.
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