Walter L. Rudberg

Intellectual Property

Walter (Zev) Rudberg is an associate at Munck Wilson Mandala, practicing in the firm’s technology/intellectual property group.  He focuses his practice in the area of patent preparation and prosecution.

Zev prepares and prosecutes domestic and international patent applications in a variety of technical areas including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, HVAC systems, semiconductor devices and fabrications, robotics, and appliances.  In addition to patent preparation and prosecution, Zev represents clients in patent litigation matters covering a wide variety of technologies.

Zev earned a B.E. in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University in 2008. In 2013, he received his. J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law. Prior to joining Munck Wilson Mandala, Zev worked as a patent attorney at IBM where he drafted and prosecuted patent applications in a high volume environment. Prior to his legal career, Zev worked as an engineer for a Dallas-based HVAC firm.

Representative Matters

  • Prepare and prosecute patent applications within a broad range of technologies not limited to cloud, cognitive computing, analytics, mobile, social and security, as well as a variety of mechanical, electrical, software and biomedical arts;
  • Responsible for working closely with inventors writing, filing and prosecuting patent applications with the USPTO;
  • Assist in developing best practices for doing patent procurement work in a high-volume, high-quality mode.


St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2013
Juris Doctor
Vanderbilt University, 2008
B.E. Mechanical Engineering

Associations & Memberships

State Bar of Texas

American Bar Association
Intellectual Property Law Section

American Society for Mechanical Engineering

Dallas Bar Association
Intellectual Property Section and Computer Law Section


Bar Admissions

Texas, 2013

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Focus Areas


IP Due Diligence

IP Portfolio Management & Counseling

Patents & Innovations

Patent Litigation

Trade Secrets