Benjamin H. Graf

New York
767 Third Avenue, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10017
D: 212.223.6651
Contact My Assistant
Julie Harting
D: 212.223.6528



Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
   J.D. (IP Concentration), 2010
Boston University 
   B.A. Physics, cum laude, 2005

Bar and Court Admissions

New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Publications & Speaking

Prognosis Indeterminable: How Patent Nonobviousness Outcomes Depend Too Much on Decision-Makers, 9 CARDOZO PUB. L. POL’Y & ETHICS J. 567 (2011)

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.