David Rudin
Senior Attorney, Interoperability, Microsoft Corp.

As an attorney in Microsoft’s Interoperability Group, David Rudin specializes in legal, policy, and business issues arising from standards. David works closely with the product teams on topics covering the entire standards lifecycle, including the formation of standard setting organizations, governance, technology submissions, patent licensing obligations, disclosures, implementation issues, and general counseling. David’s practice focuses on media, DRM, and online standards related to areas such as optical disc format and content protection, music metadata, home networking, and website syndication. David has worked with standards organizations including the Open Web Foundation, SMPTE, W3C, DVD CCA, DLNA, DECE, DDEX, DVB, and AACS. Before joining Microsoft, David practiced law in Dow Lohnes’s Media and Information Technology group and was a software consultant in Lotus Development Corporation’s Architected Solutions Group. David holds a law degree and a Master of Science in Management Information Systems from Boston University.


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