Neil A. Rubin

Los Angeles Office



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  • Stanford University Law School (JD, 2006)
  • Stanford University (MS, 2007, Physics)
  • Cambridge University (M.Phil., 2000, Physics)
  • Case Western Reserve University (B.S., 1998, Physics and Mathematics, summa cum laude)

Neil Rubin is a partner at Russ August & Kabat, where he practices in the intellectual property and litigation departments. Mr. Rubin focuses on patent, trade secret and other intellectual property litigation, for clients in the computer security, networking, electronics, software and financial industries. Prior to joining Russ August & Kabat, Mr. Rubin was a lawyer at Latham & Watkins from 2006 to 2016, where he was a member of the Litigation & Trial Department’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice group.

Mr. Rubin has litigated patent, trade secret, copyright and antitrust matters in the district courts, International Trade Commission and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, from the pre-suit investigation stage through appeal. He has helped his clients recover more than $1.7 billion in judgments and settlements.

Mr. Rubin also holds physics degrees from Stanford, Cambridge and Case Western Reserve Universities. He was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and attended Cambridge University as a Churchill Scholar. As a PhD student at Stanford, his area of research was solid state physics. Mr. Rubin was an award-winning teaching assistant, and his PhD advisor was 1998 Nobel Prize winner Robert Laughlin.

Mr. Rubin is active in community organizations and currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of Mental Health Advocacy Services, a non-profit organization that provides direct legal services to protect and advance the legal rights of children and adults with mental disabilities in the Los Angeles area.

Mr. Rubin was selected for inclusion in Los Angeles Magazine’s Southern California “Rising Stars” in 2017.


  • State Bar of California (2007)
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2010)

Representative Matters:

  • Intellectual Ventures v. Symantec – jury trial representing Symantec in four-patent suit brought by Intellectual Ventures; plaintiff obtained judgment of approximately 3% of the damages it had sought*
  • AU Optronics v. Samsung – represented AU Optronics in series of cases before the International Trade Commission and the district courts involving a total of 20 patents covering display technology*
  • AMD v. Intel – represented Advanced Micro Devices in patent and contract dispute*
  • OpinionLab v. Qualtrics – represented Qualtrics in patent, copyright, and trade secret case brought by OpinionLab; brought Inter Partes Review and Covered Business Method actions that resulted in invalidating all challenged claims of four OpinionLab patents*
  • Veritas v. Microsoft – represented Vertias Software in trade secret, patent, copyright and contract suit filed against Microsoft; obtained favorable settlement*
  • Intellectual Ventures v. Capital One – represented Capital One in five-patent suit brought by Intellectual Ventures; all five patents dismissed or held to be unpatentable*
  • v. WCSN – represented World Championship Sports Network in breach of contract case concerning sports-related website; won on summary judgment*

*Represents experience from a previous law firm.