Qudus brings to Avanci more than a decade of experience in intellectual property management and strategy, representing patent owners and technology implementors. He is an attorney with expertise in patent portfolio strategy, patent licensing, patent acquisitions and divestures, and patent conflict resolution. At Avanci, he is helping to transform and simplify how patent licensing is done, finding solutions that work for all involved in the development and production of Internet of Things (IOT) products, including connected vehicles.
Prior to Avanci, Qudus was a senior corporate counsel in Microsoft’s Intellectual Property Group, responsible for patent portfolio strategy, management, and conflicts related to Microsoft Surface and Gaming products. Before Microsoft, he practiced law as a patent litigation attorney at Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe and Perkins Cole in Silicon Valley and helped resolved disputes involving high tech companies. In his career before his legal practice, Qudus was an electrical engineer and held hardware design positions at Intel, Sun Microsystems, and a couple of Silicon Valley start-ups.
Qudus holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law.