In addition, Rudy counsels clients by providing freedom to operate, patentability and validity opinions of patents.
Rudy received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. During law school, Rudy was a Senior Articles Editor for the Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal and published a note on burgeoning biometric identification technologies (Catching Up To Our Biometric Future: Fourth Amendment Privacy Rights and Biometric Identification Technology, 28 Hastings Comm. & Ent. L.J. 425 (2006)). In his first year at Hastings, Rudy received the CALI Award for excellence in Legal Writing and Research and the award for Best Moot Court Brief.
Prior to law school, Rudy worked at Gilead Sciences as a process chemistry research associate, where he synthesized and analyzed reverse transcriptase inhibitors, as well as worked with in-house counsel on freedom to operate and patentability issues.
Rudy completed post-baccalaureate and graduate studies at San Francisco State University, receiving a Masters of Science degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry. During the course of his graduate studies, Rudy gained valuable experience in areas including medicinal chemistry, small molecule organic synthesis, and biochemical assay techniques. Rudy also received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis in Biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley.
Rudy is admitted to practice in California, and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Rudy joined Bozicevic, Field & Francis as an associate in 2007.