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Zach Ruby

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Zach Ruby is a counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Crowell & Moring and a member of the Intellectual Property Group. He litigates fast-paced, high-stakes matters for clients. He has been trial counsel in several major litigations, including the first-ever bench trial on the application of IPR-based estoppel after the Supreme Court’s decision in SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu, 138 S. Ct. 1348 (2018).

He has practiced before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, various district and state courts, various arbitration panels, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Mr. Ruby also has experience advising small, entrepreneurial clients regarding various aspects of their businesses, including assessment of their intellectual property portfolios.

Mr. Ruby graduated from Duke University School of Law with a J.D. in 2014 after completing both B.A. and B.S. degrees from the University of Washington, where he graduated magna cum laude. There, Mr. Ruby worked as part of the Human Interface Technology Laboratory (HITLab), where he engaged in cutting-edge research involving all manner of technology.

Mr. Ruby has been named a “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers Magazine for 2020 and 2021.

Recent Articles by Zach Ruby

Reexamining Three Preconceived Notions of SEPs as the 5G Patent Wars Ignite

5G—the next generation of telecommunications standards provided by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)—began implementation in 2019. It boasts significant technical benefits over prior generations, including higher speeds, greater bandwidth, lower latency, and larger coverage areas. Unlike previous 3GPP standards, 5G is not limited to cellular phones. Rather, 5G will support a plethora of technologies ranging from Enhanced Mobile Broadband to Massive Internet of Things. Accordingly, 5G will support a tremendous amount of economic activity: by 2026, 5G will have 3.5 billion subscribers and will account for 84% of mobile subscriptions in the United States. By 2035, 5G is expected to underly $13.1 trillion in global economic activity, accounting for 0.2% of the 2.7% projected annual global GDP growth.