Carl F. Ruoff


540 Broadway,
Albany, NY 12207
Tel: 518-449-0044
Fax: 518-449-0047

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., Chemical Engineering

Carl F. Ruoff

Special Counsel

Carl Ruoff’s practice includes patent preparation and prosecution, product clearance, due diligence and transactional work. He is knowledgeable of numerous technologies, focusing particularly on the chemical, materials, imaging, computer, display, lighting and printing arts. Over the course of his career, Carl has successfully prepared and prosecuted over five hundred patents.

Prior to joining Hoffman Warnick LLC, Carl served as IP counsel at Eastman Kodak, where he handled all aspects of intellectual property, including negotiating and drafting patent license agreements with numerous Fortune 500 companies. He has travelled extensively overseas regarding intellectual property matters and has managed a multi-million dollar patent license program. In addition, Carl has negotiated numerous development, research, software and confidentiality agreements, as well as instituted inventor training programs to increase patent input within corporate business divisions.


Professional Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association