Jack Rudnick is an experienced corporate and intellectual property attorney who has been providing legal counsel for almost 40 years. He has extensive experience in commercializing new technologies and advising emerging technology companies. His interests are IP strategy development to maximize protection and return on investment, developing corporate governance best practices at public and private companies, and managing technology commercialization programs and ventures.
Rudnick co-founded Blue Highway, Inc. while at Welch Allyn, Inc. to locate and accelerate the development of technologies with medical applications. He continued with Blue Highway after it was transferred to Syracuse University in the role of Senior Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs. He is currently of counsel with Hiscock & Barclay, LLP’s Emerging Technology Team, where he provides business and legal consultation to technology-based companies. Prior to his appointment as Director of the Innovation Law Center, Rudnick contributed to the program as an adjunct professor, assisting Founding Director Ted Hagelin in the Commercialization Research Center from 2011 until 2013. He is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, and the Association of Corporate Counsel (past president of Central and Western New York chapter). Rudnick has also served as the company representative to the Business Council of New York and is on the boards of a number of charitable and arts organizations.