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Ben is a registered patent attorney and focuses on complex litigation and technology counseling.

Ben's litigation experience includes managing complex civil litigation cases of all types, including post grant IP matters, patent, unfair competition, trademark and trade dress, copyright, property disputes, and breach of contract cases. He also has experience in cases involving preliminary injunctive relief.

His technology practice involves litigation and also counseling small and large companies on all types issues impacting their companies, including guiding IP prosecution efforts. He has counseled individuals and companies in services industries, manufacturing, telecommunications, software, food and consumables, petroleum refining, internet and media, and transportation.

Ben also maintains an active pro bono practice. His pro bono work includes counseling and litigation for veterans denied disability benefits, prisoners, home associations, housing disputes, and is part of the pro bono counsel for the Rare Genomics Institute.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division, IP Committee, Past Chair and Vice Chair
    • Section of Intellectual Property Law, Member
    • Model Jury Instruction Committee, Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Member
  • King County Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division, Board of Trustees
    • CLE Committee, Member
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Volunteer Attorney
  • Missouri Bar Leadership Academy, 2013-2014
  • Rare Genomics Institute, Volunteer Attorney
  • Seattle IP Inn of Court, Past Member
  • St. Louis Bar Foundation
    • Fellow, 2011-Present
    • Board of Directors, 2011-2014
  • The Theodore McMillian American Inn of Court, Member, 2013-2014
  • Washington Lawyers for the Arts, Board Member
  • Washington State Bar Association
    • Washington Young Lawyers Committee, Board Member
  • Young Lawyers Division of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
    • Chair, 2014

Community Activities

  • Techbridge Girls, Pacific Northwest Advisory Council, Board Member
  • St. Louis Bar Foundation
    • Fellow, 2011-Present
    • Board of Directors, 2011-2014

News & Insights

Admissions

  • Washington
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • J.D., University of Missouri School of Law, 2009
    • Missouri Environmental Law and Policy, Associate Member
    • David Ray Trial Advocacy Award recipient
    • Roscoe Anderson Award for Excellence in Advocacy recipient
  • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 2004

Honors & Recognition

  • Foster Pepper Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2017
  • Pro Bono Award, Federal Bar Association, Western District of Washington, 2017
  • Award of Merit, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2014
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri John R. Essner Young Lawyer of the Year, 2011
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