rhutz@reedsmith.com

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Rudy is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. A preeminent patent litigator, he has been representing clients for more than five decades in a variety of areas, including patent infringement litigation and appeals, ITC Investigations, counseling and opinions, due diligence, licensing and transactions, interferences, post grant proceedings, reissues, reexaminations and patent prosecution.

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as Best of the Bar, Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers for Intellectual Property Litigation (2017)
  • Designated as a Trailblazer by the National Law Journal for Intellectual Property (2017)
  • Recognized in Who’s Who Legal – Patents
  • Named Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year (2012)
  • Ranked first for IP in Delaware by Chambers USA
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation and Patent Law
  • Recognized as one of the World’s Leading Patent Litigators by Intellectual Asset Management Patent Litigation 1000
  • Recognized in Who’s Who Legal – Life Sciences
  • Recognized as one of the World’s Leading Patent Litigators by Intellectual Asset Management Patent Litigation 250
  • Named Delaware Intellectual Property “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America
  • Ranked as one of the World’s Leading Life Sciences Patent Litigators by Intellectual Asset Management
  • Ranked in Chambers USA
  • Named a Delaware Super Lawyer

Credentials

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
  • Princeton University, B.A.

  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - District of Delaware

  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Philadelphia Intellectual Property Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA)
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers