David Ruder
RPX Corporation

Prior to joining RPX Corporation, where he is current Vice President, David Ruder established Terrier IP Investments, LLC, a private investment firm focused on intellectual property-based investments in firms backed by hedge funds and private equity. He began his career working as an investment banker on Wall Street, helping companies in the consumer and entertainment sectors raise capital or engage in M&A transactions. He went on to practice intellectual property law for Kirkland & Ellis, working on M&A due diligence, patent licenses, and software development agreements. He has significant intellectual property transaction experience as co-founder and CEO of River West Brands LLC as well as positions in the M&A advisory practice of Ocean Tomo and patent investment firm Altitude Capital Partners. Mr. Ruder received his M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, his J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law, and his B.A. from Williams College.