Ben Shiroma’s practice focuses on intellectual property disputes relating to patents, trade secrets, and trademarks.
Ben is a client focused advocate with experience working on medical device, social networking, computer, and electronics cases, as well as copyright and trademark cases. Ben has represented clients before district courts and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and can help guide clients between the two often interrelated forums. Ben has also assisted clients respond to third-party subpoenas efficiently and in a manner that minimizes disruption of their business.
Ben graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School. During law school, Ben engaged 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.
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, "A Long-Term Approach to Associate Development", The Recorder (September 2022)
Co-author, “Intellectual Property Protection Strategies for Successful Business in the US and Canada,” Knobbe Martens Publication (March 2020)
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- A Collision of Patents, Copyrights, and Piracy on the High Seas