Rudeina is a registered patent agent who focuses her practice on US and international patent prosecution, primarily for clients in the biotechnology and pharmaceuticals industries. She leverages her extensive experience as a patent portfolio manager for a university and as a patent agent in private practice to manage complex patent portfolios, develop patent strategies, prepare freedom to operate opinions, and perform due diligence. She has experience in the areas of molecular genetics, oncology, microbiology, cellular regeneration, oil drilling technologies, and agricultural sciences.
Prior to joining Mintz, Rudeina was a patent portfolio manager in the Office of Technology Transfer at a research university based in Texas, where she collaborated with outside counsel on patent prosecution strategy and oversaw patent-related correspondence to the USPTO and other patent offices. Earlier, she worked in patent agent and science advisor roles for several international and national law firms, where she drafted and prosecuted patents and assisted clients with managing complex patent portfolios. Her other experience includes serving as a consultant and scientific advisor in the general counsel’s office of a private, independent health center in Texas, where she also had a post-doctoral fellowship in bioinformatics.
In addition to her scientific background, Rudeina also has a professional focus on public policy, particularly in connection to issues involving the Middle East and energy. She earned a master’s degree in global affairs from Rice University. During this program, she also served as a student research intern at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, where she co-authored a conference report, Energy and Politics in the Persian Gulf. Rudeina is fluent in Arabic.
While earning her PhD, Rudeina served as a graduate research assistant at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where she performed molecular biology research on G proteins in the fungus Neurospora crassa. She also worked as a graduate teaching and research assistant at Texas A&M University, a role that involved conducting research involving the agricultural sciences, molecular genetics, and microbiology. She received several scholarships and awards, including from Texas A&M and the Association for Women in Science.
- Rice University (MA)
- Texas A&M University (PhD, Microbiology and Molecular Plant Pathology)
- American University of Beirut (MS, Plant Protection)
- American University of Beirut (BS, Agricultural Sciences)
Recognition & Awards
- American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow, Houston / Gulf Coast Chapter (2018)
- Senior Fellow, American Leadership Forum (2019 – present)
- Member, Houston Committee on Foreign Relations (2014 – present)
- Board Member, Trees for Houston (2009 – present)
- Member, World Affairs Council of Houston (2008 – present)
- Board Member, Tomorrow's Women (2014 – 2020)
- Founder, Dinner and Dialogue, Intellectual Salon (2014)
- Member, Houston Intellectual Property Law Association (2004 – 2011)
- Member, BioHouston (2004 – 2011)
- Member, The Association for Women in Science (1995 – 1998)