The Rude Law Firm (TRLF)

~ a boutique law firm focused on intellectual property and strategy for technology companies, inventors, and innovators

~ strategic approaches to creating and utilizing intellectual property portfolios

~ helping entrepreneurs and organizations make more effective and more efficient intellectual property investments

if the (so-called) mind is a terrible thing to waste, what then of creations thereof

~ typically fixed fee services

Seth Rudin

~ experienced engineer, programmer, inventor, non-profiter, entrepreneur, strategist, counselor, patent attorney, and attempted global citizen

~ Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude, from Union College in Schenectady, New York, leading cross-country and track teams and Tau Beta Pi chapter; term in industry with General Electric Power Systems and term abroad in Japan

~ consulted for Accenture (then Andersen Consulting)

~ ran the fraud department at GiftCertificates.com

~ worked on credit card fraud systems at a card issuer then under the umbrella of GE Capital

~ Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York; worked with organizations including Cornell Legal Aid, The New York City Department of Investigation, the law firm WilmerHale, The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York, and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA); also competed in the Ironman Triathlon at Lake Placid

~ admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and New York, as well as before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

~ labored approximately nine thousand hours in the Intellectual Property Department of the law firm WilmerHale, primarily litigating, prosecuting, and advising technology clients on patent-related issues; worked with large teams on billion-dollar smartphone/tablet litigation, litigated on behalf of very large American and multinational corporations on technologies in smartphones, tablets, cameras, circuits, operating systems, powersports, GPS, biotechnology, and data storage; prosecuted patent assets on behalf of startup companies covering devices, drones, batteries, textiles, lighting, databases, software, and systems; worked on Intellectual Property transactions on wireless telephony, power systems, genetic sequencing, and hardware and software

~ substantial pro bono WilmerHale time as well, including indigent criminal defense, asylum, and domestic violence cases, as well as intellectual property services for artists and students

~ actively inventing technology in fields including mobile communications, digital imaging, and others

~ interested in le monde, the world, broadly speaking; travels extensively, often in less developed countries; has lived in East Africa, and spent recent months overland in West Africa and the Sahara Desert with a small motorcycle