Ben is an intellectual property attorney in Merchant & Gould's New York office. His practice is focused on general intellectual property law with an emphasis on patent prosecution and all forms of litigation, including patents, trademarks and trade dress, copyrights, trade secrets, and unfair competition. Ben has extensive experience successfully prosecuting patent applications directed to cutting-edge medical devices, mechanical devices, electronics, and consumer products. He has also participated in three trials resulting in successful jury verdicts for his client.
Ben partners with his clients to help them understand how the decisions made during the process of obtaining intellectual property can implicate concurrent or future litigation. His goal is to find and communicate authoritative support for the client’s position and determine the scope of a client’s or third party’s IP protection.
When he is not trying to be an inventor himself, Ben enjoys Ultimate Frisbee, tennis, cooking, and exploring new cities and countries.