Elizabeth (Koehn) Rudersdorf is a partner in the Chicago office. She joined Global IP in 2010 as an associate. Elizabeth’s practice concentrates at the intersection of law, technology, and finance. She has worked on several patent portfolio transactions at Global IP, including the sale of Nortel Networks’ patent portfolio for $4.5 billion, and the sale of a wireless communications patent portfolio for $75 million to Intel Corporation. She also acted as an IP advisor to the Unsecured Creditors’ Committee in Eastman Kodak’s bankruptcy proceeding, including acting as an advisor in the sale of its Digital Imaging patent portfolio for $525 million. Elizabeth’s practice also focuses in-part on portfolio evaluations and strategy. She provided Alcatel Lucent with a valuation of its 45,000 asset patent portfolio, which was used to support its debt financing in excess of $2.6 billion (US). Elizabeth has provided several portfolio evaluations for entities in the digital music market, e-commerce market, mobile health market, as well as valuations for portfolios covering wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure, cloud, and related markets. She also provided a valuation of RIM’s patent portfolio in connection with a potential acquisition of that company.
Prior to joining Global IP, Elizabeth was an associate with Hogan Lovells US, LLP (previously Lovells, LLP). While at Hogan Lovells, she handled matters with the Intellectual Property Media Technology, Litigation, and International Arbitration groups. In addition to litigating in U.S. Federal District Court, Elizabeth was selected from Hogan Lovells’s U.S. offices to work as part of the firm’s international arbitration team at its headquarters in London. While in London, she litigated claims in bilingual proceedings before the London Court of International Arbitration valued at more than $50 million, representing clients from Japan, Greece, Mexico, and Canada. During the course of these representations, Elizabeth developed an expertise in reasonable patent royalty rates related to 3G technology and other cellular technology. In addition to her litigation experience, she has worked on an extensive licensing campaign for a patent portfolio involving GPS navigation technology, which resulted in a sale of the entire portfolio.
Elizabeth holds J.D. (cum laude) from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she was admitted and attended as a Dean’s Scholarship student. She holds degrees in Economics and Spanish from the University of Illinois, where she graduated with honors.
Elizabeth was selected to the Illinois Rising Stars list published by Super Lawyers in 2015 and 2016. She is licensed to practice law within the state of Illinois.