Ben’s practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution, as well as portfolio management and client counseling, in the fields of communication technology, software engineering, electrical engineering, computerized business methods, computer engineering, and web applications. He has prepared and prosecuted countless applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, with subject matter ranging from high tech electronics and software to low tech mechanical devices.
First as a patent agent and then as a patent attorney, Ben has been practicing patent law since 2005. With more than a decade of experience, Ben has the forethought and ability to understand the complex issues that can be encountered when dealing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in acquiring a patent. From first filing, to dealing with examiners, and all the way through towards allowance, there are no guarantees and it can feel like the deck is stacked against inventors. This is where Ben can step in, identify issues, explain both sides of the issues in everyday language, and advocate for the best available outcome. Whether for large or small clients, Ben focuses on providing the highest quality preparation and prosecution that can be achieved within the available constraints of time and budget and focuses on providing work that is thorough and understandable to practically move forward and meet the client’s objective.
Ben has worked with standards engineers on standards patents for mobile phones, small business owners on patents for web applications and websites, aerospace engineers for wingtip technology, computer scientists on patents related to software development tool chains, and with doctors on patents for medical devices. As an engineer prior to practicing law, Ben worked on projects involving Bluetooth modules for Ericsson, developing a software tool chain, and developing a report writer for a relational database. This wealth of experience, both as an engineer and as a practicing patent attorney, translates to an ability to comprehend even the most complex systems and turn around and explain them in the simple language needed to move forward successfully.
Intellectual Property Law
- BS Electrical Engineering, Texas Tech, 1998
- BS Computer Science, Texas Tech, 1998
- JD, Texas Wesleyan School of Law (now Texas A&M School of Law), 2010
- MBA, SMU, 2015
- State Bar of Texas
Admitted to Practice
- State of Texas
- United States Patent and Trademark Office