Overview

Dawn Rudenko is an intellectual property litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Stamford office and a member of the firm's Litigation and Intellectual Property practice. Ms. Rudenko’s practice covers a wide range of intellectual property areas, including brand protection, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, patents, unfair competition, licensing and cybersecurity as it relates to intellectual property. She has represented clients at bench and jury trials and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), as well as on appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Ms. Rudenko has litigated dozens of complex, high-stakes intellectual property cases for Fortune 500 companies and joint defense groups in courts across the country, including through trial. She also routinely acts as legal counselor and advisor in the 1) maintenance and enforcement of client trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets in the U.S. and abroad, including acquisition and sale of rights, clearance and fair use; 2) negotiation and drafting of patent, trademark and copyright license and other intellectual property-related agreements; 3) mergers & acquisitions and IP due diligence; 4) freedom to operate analyses, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) claim substantiation compliance; and 5) the management and monetization of intellectual property portfolios. Also, she has an expansive client base in a range of industries that include financial services, consumer products, textile and apparel, media and entertainment, information technology, computer software and hardware, telecommunications and healthcare.

Ms. Rudenko devotes a significant part of her practice to pro bono counseling and litigation with a focus on civil and children's rights and protection.

Ms. Rudenko's representative litigation matters include the following:

Patent Infringement

  • Represented a technology company in a patent infringement action against several multinational Internet technology and retail companies relating to search engine technology
  • Represented a large international manufacturing company in a patent infringement action against a primary competitor relating to computer jukeboxes and computer jukebox networks that manage and distribute digital music to multiple jukeboxes
  • Represented an international manufacturing company in patent infringement litigation against a primary competitor relating to countertop video game technology
  • Defended a leading global technology company against patent infringement allegations relating to electronic radio frequency identification systems or radio-frequency identifications (RFIDs) and related technologies used to identify animals or inanimate objects
  • Represented a leading financial markets operator in patent infringement litigation against a primary competitor relating to computerized trading methods for trading of financial instruments

Copyright Infringement

  • Represented several large national retail chains against copyright infringement claims relating to fashion designs
  • Represented national apparel manufacturer against several copyright infringement claims relating to fashion designs

Trademark Infringement

  • Representing radio/TV personality against claims of trademark infringement under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1051, et seq.
  • Represented a multinational electronics company in a trademark infringement, false advertising, unfair competition, false designation of origin under Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1051, et seq., deceptive trade practices under NY Gen Bus Law § 349, false advertising under NY Gen Bus Law §§ 350-350-e and tortious interference with contracts
  • Represented a large kosher food manufacturer and distributor against former employees and competitors for misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of confidence, unfair competition, trademark infringement under 15 U.S.C. § 1125(a), injury to business reputation and dilution of distinctive trademark under 15 U.S.C. § 1125(c) and New York Anti-Dilution Statute, N.Y. Gen. Bus. Sec. 360-1

Credentials

Education
  • New England School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Western Connecticut State University, B.A., cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Memberships
  • New York City Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • American Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • Pro Bono Partnership, Volunteer of the Year Award, 2019
  • Holland & Knight Public and Charitable Service All-Star Award, 2017

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