Gibbons P.C. is pleased to announce that Robert E. Rudnick, a Director in the firm’s Intellectual Property Department, has been elected President of the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (NJIPLA). Mr. Rudnick has been an NJIPLA board member for the past four years.

The New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (NJIPLA) is an organization consisting of more than 300 practicing intellectual property attorneys, patent agents, law students, and interested individuals, primarily from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

Mr. Rudnick, along with Thomas J. Bean, a Director in the Gibbons Intellectual Property Department, will serve as panelists for the NJIPLA’s next event on Thursday, January 24, entitled, "Electronics, Telecom and Software Patent Practice Update." This program will focus on non-practicing entities, recent PTO regulations issued under the AIA, and various IP case law updates. For additional details or to register, please click here.

Mr. Rudnick counsels clients in a wide variety of intellectual property matters, including patent procurement and portfolio development strategies, value generation from patent portfolios, patent and technology licensing, patent clearance studies, patent non-infringement/invalidity evaluations and opinions, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and patent prosecution, especially in the medical device and telecommunication technologies. In addition, Mr. Rudnick has significant business and legal experience negotiating and providing counsel with intellectual property-based transactions. He has also counseled and defended clients from other aggressive patent licensing entities such as non-practicing entities (“patent trolls”). He spent time in various in-house roles at AT&T and subsequent spin-off companies Lucent Technologies and Avaya Inc. before joining Gibbons.