Rubén H. Muñoz practices law in the area of intellectual property (IP), with an emphasis on patent infringement litigation.

Practice & Background

Mr. Muñoz has represented companies in litigations involving a wide array of technologies, including medical devices, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and electronics. He has represented clients in federal and state court, before the International Trade Commission, and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent Office in inter partes review proceedings.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Muñoz spent five years at Ford Motor Company’s Scientific Research Laboratory, where he worked as an engineer on the development of advanced engine technologies. 

Mr. Muñoz is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and holds a certificate in business and public policy from the Wharton School. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Louisiana State University.

Representative Matters

Mr. Muñoz’s recent representations include:

  • currently representing a medical device company in an inter partes review proceeding involving a patent directed to a suturing device (Patent Trial and Appeal Board)
  • currently defending a biotechnology company in an inter partes review proceeding involving a patent directed to a method for the treatment of cancer (Patent Trial and Appeal Board)
  • defended a pharmaceutical company in an inter partes review proceeding involving protease inhibitors for the treatment of HIV (Patent Trial and Appeal Board)
  • defended medical device companies in concurrent patent infringement lawsuits involving suturing anchors (District of Massachusetts)
  • defended a medical device company in a Section 337 investigation involving hemostatic hydrogels (International Trade Commission)
  • represented a technology company in multiple inter partes review proceedings involving representation of three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional display (Patent Trial and Appeal Board)
  • defended a medical device company in an inter partes review proceeding involving a patent directed to surgical staplers (Patent Trial and Appeal Board)
  • defended a pharmaceutical company in a patent infringement lawsuit involving a biologic medical product (District of Massachusetts)
  • represented a manufacturer of consumer products in a patent and trade dress infringement lawsuit involving sports equipment (District of New Jersey)
  • defended an electronic device manufacturer in a patent infringement lawsuit involving Ethernet technology (Eastern District of Texas)
  • defended a medical device company in a patent infringement lawsuit involving injectable viscosupplements to treat osteoarthritis (District of Massachusetts)
  • defended an electronic device manufacturer in a patent infringement lawsuit involving random access of digital information (District of Delaware)
  • defended a consumer electronics company in a Section 337 investigation involving video-on-demand and parental controls technologies (International Trade Commission)
  • represented an electronic device manufacturer in a patent infringement lawsuit involving temperature sensors in office equipment (Eastern District of Texas)
  • defended a pharmaceutical company in a patent infringement lawsuit involving a biotechnology patent (Central District of California)
  • defended an international automobile manufacturer in a patent infringement lawsuit involving integration of portable devices in vehicle systems (Eastern District of Texas)
  • defended a global software company in patent infringement lawsuits involving encryption technology (Eastern District of Virginia and Eastern District of New York)
  • defended a medical device company in a patent infringement lawsuit involving surgical instruments (District of Connecticut).

Awards & Accolades

  • Muñoz has been named by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in the field of IP litigation (2013-2016).

Languages

Spanish