- Emerging Technologies
- Trademark, Copyright & Advertising Litigation
- IP Litigation
- Patent Litigation
|University ||Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.B., Electrical Engineering/Computer Science, with a minor in Mechanical Engineering, 2004; Northeastern University, M.P.A., 2006 National Science Foundation Fellowship, Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society|
|Law School||University of Chicago Law School, J.D., with honors, 2009|
|Admitted||2010, Illinois; Massachusetts; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; U.S. Patent & Trademark Office|
|Languages||Portuguese and Spanish|
Ruben Rodrigues is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the firm's IP Litigation and Electronics Practices and the Emerging Technologies Industry Team.
Mr. Rodrigues has worked on patent litigation matters for technology companies of all sizes on cases involving software, semiconductors, medical devices, and biomedical research tools. He also represents a number of startup companies in patent acquisition and general IP strategy. Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Rodrigues interned at the Massachusetts Governor's Office of Legal Counsel.
Mr. Rodrigues earned his law degree, with honors, from the University of Chicago Law School. He was awarded the Olin Fellowship in Law & Economics, and was the winner of the ABA Section on Science & Technology Law's Student Writing Competition. Mr. Rodrigues holds a master's degree concentrating in science & technology policy from Northeastern University, where he received a National Science Foundation Fellowship and was admitted to the Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society. He earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and computer science, with a minor in mechanical engineering, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Mr. Rodrigues is author of "Privacy on Social Networks: Norms, The Market, and Natural Monopoly," a chapter published in The Offensive Internet (Chapter 13, Harvard University Press, November 2010).
Mr. Rodrigues is admitted to practice in Illinois and Massachusetts and before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Eastern District of Texas. He is proficient in Portuguese and conversant in Spanish.
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Medical Device Patents: To Reexamine or Not to Reexamine
Ruben J. Rodrigues, May 22, 2012
Reexamination requests are generally on the rise at the USPTO, and nowhere is the increase more evident than in the important field of medical devices. Determining whether to invest resources into a patent reexamination proceeding can be very complicated: What is your company’s position in...
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