Ben focuses his practice on helping companies protect their innovations and successfully resolving high stakes technology disputes. Clients rely on Ben for strategic guidance through all stages of litigation in federal courts, the International Trade Commission, and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). He has extensive experience representing both patent owners and petitioners before the PTAB in inter partes review proceedings.
Drawing on his strong technical aptitude, Ben represents clients involved in diverse technologies including medical devices, diagnostic equipment, consumer electronics, automotive accessories and sporting equipment. Ben has litigated cases relating to patents, trademarks, trade secrets, licensing agreements and other technology contracts. His clients range from large, public corporations to small startups and individuals. With this diverse experience, Ben is able to appreciate the litigation goals of all clients and tailor the litigation strategy to achieve those goals.
Ben is a partner in the firm’s Orange County office and is the chair of the firm’s education committee. Ben is actively involved in various organizations including the PTAB Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Growth, Orange County. Ben earned his J.D from the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, where he served as an editor on the Utah Law Review. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as an intern and later engineer at a global medical device company.
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