Ethan Rubin is a registered patent attorney who focuses his practice on patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property litigation.

He has litigated in U.S. District Courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Ethan is experienced in all facets of IP litigation, including fact and expert depositions, motion practice, claim construction, pre-trial preparation, and post-grant matters before the PTAB. Ethan is regularly called upon to draft and argue dispositive motions in U.S. District Courts. His cases span a range of complex technologies, including computer networking and network security, digital image processing, data storage systems, and medical devices.

In his pro bono practice, Ethan represents clients in need of political asylum and immigration representation through Kids In Need of Defense and the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project. 

During law school, Ethan worked at a corporation’s IP department in which he prepared and prosecuted patents relating to data storage systems. Ethan also worked as a student attorney, advocating for local pro bono clients on various housing and family law matters.


Adv. Qualcomm Incorporated (S.D. Cal) (represented defendant in patent infringement case relating to digital image processing)

Bell Northern Research, LLC v. Huawei Device USA, Inc. (S.D. Cal.) (represented defendant in patent infringement case relating to power regulation systems and 3GPP networking standards)

ARRIS Enterprises LLC v. Sony Interactive Entertainment (N.D. Cal.) (represented plaintiff in patent infringement case relating to content delivery in distributed networks)

Advice Interactive Group, LLC v. Web.com Group, Inc. (M.D. Fla) (trade secret misappropriation and copyright infringement case relating to online visibility reporting and web crawlers)