Adam Ruttenberg is a partner in the Cooley Business department and the head of the Firm's Technology Transactions Group. He joined the Firm in 2000, and is resident in the Firm's Washington, DC and Reston offices.
Mr. Ruttenberg advises a number of leading technology companies regarding the exploitation of their intellectual property assets. His practice focuses on all aspects of technology transactions, including counseling, structuring and negotiating such deals.
Mr. Ruttenberg has broad experience representing emerging companies and large corporate clients in technology and intellectual property matters.
He handles a wide variety of matters, including:
Domestic and international matters involving inbound and outbound licensing
Technology development, procurement, and distribution agreements (software and hardware)
Joint marketing, strategic alliances and collaboration agreements
- Bioinformatics and healthinformatics transactions
Software and SaaS transactions
Digital media transactions
Data security and privacy counseling
Strategic counseling and dispute resolution
Information technology and business process outsourcing
His strategic counseling experience includes developing commercialization distribution and pricing strategies for companies.
In 2006 - 2009 the Washington Business Journal recognized Mr. Ruttenberg as one of the DC area's top technology transactions lawyers. From 2006 - 2013, Mr. Ruttenberg was named one of the Best Lawyers in America. The Legal 500 named Mr. Ruttenberg as a leading lawyer in the field of technology transactions in 2008 - 2013. Mr. Ruttenberg is currently listed as one of the world's leading patent and technology licensing lawyers in the IAM Licensing 250 and the IAM Patent 1000.
Prior to joining Cooley, Mr. Ruttenberg was the Vice President of Contracts and Sales Operations of MicroStrategy Incorporated. Previously, he had been in private practice representing technology companies in information technology and biotechnology matters.
Mr. Ruttenberg received a JD in 1992 from Washington University in St. Louis where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. He received a BS in Genetics, Microcell Biology and the Philosophy of Science from the University of Minnesota in 1989. Mr. Ruttenberg has published numerous articles on business transactions, technology transfer, intellectual property and internet law. He is also a frequent speaker on these topics.
Mr. Ruttenberg is a member of the bars of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia.
- Washington University School of Law
JD, 1992, Order of the Coif
- University of Minnesota
BS Genetics & Microcell Biology, 1989
- District of Columbia