Ben Shiroma’s practice focuses on intellectual property disputes relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, and unfair competition.
Ben has experience working on biomedical device, social networking, computer, and electronics hardware cases as well as consumer class action, copyright, and trademark cases. Ben has assisted in the preparation of several motions, a mediation brief, a complaint, and a petition for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ben graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School. During law school, Ben remained involved with the intellectual property and startup communities by serving as an editor of the Journal of Law and Technology and representing startups with the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship project. This enabled him to analyze an office action for a biotechnology startup and advise a social networking startup on Pre-AIA interference proceedings.
Ben received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC), graduating summa cum laude. Upon graduation Ben was honored with the Philip S. Biegler Memorial Award, which is given to the Electrical Engineering student with the highest graduating GPA. While at USC he served as a research assistant to Professor Eshaghian-Wilner.
Prior to joining the firm as an associate, Ben worked at Knobbe Martens as a summer associate in 2017 and 2018.
Co-author, “Intellectual Property Protection Strategies for Successful Business in the US and Canada,” Knobbe Martens Publication (March 2020)
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