Rudolph P. Darken

Monterey County Intellectual Property Lawyer

Rudolph P. Darken is a Monterey County intellectual property attorney who can offer you high-quality counsel and representation for patent prosecution cases, particularly those involving computers and information technology. Attorney Darken initially received an education in computer science and engineering, completing his B.S.E. at the University of Illinois at Chicago, then his graduate work including Ph.D. in 1995 at The George Washington University. He obtained his J.D. from the Monterey College of Law in 2017.

Because of this extensive background and knowledge of computers and the tech industry, he is a valuable ally to patent holders in Silicon Valley. Tech is constantly moving at a rapid pace, and Attorney Darken is uniquely qualified and equipped to help patent holders prosecute those who violate their rights and abuse their intellectual property.

Attorney Darken also serves as a professor at the Naval Postgraduate School and is a former Director of the Modeling and Simulation Institute.


  • J.D. — Monterey College of Law (2017)
  • Ph.D. — The George Washington University (Computer Science) (1995)
  • M.S. — The George Washington University (Computer Science ) (1993)
  • B.S.E. — University of Illinois at Chicago (Computer Science Engineering) (1990)

Practice Areas

  • Patent Prosecution

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted to the State Bar of California
  • Admitted to Practice before U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, California State Bar
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member IEEE Computer Society
  • Member ACM
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