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Ben Luehrs is a trial litigator and intellectual property strategist. His experience covers myriad business disciplines, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, contracts, unfair competition, misappropriation, and privacy rights. He has served as a leading attorney in many litigation venues:

  • Federal courts throughout the country;
  • Courts of appeal, including the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the US Supreme Court;
  • The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), including in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings;
  • The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB);
  • The International Trade Commission (ITC);
  • Connecticut state court; and
  • Arbitrations, including those before the American Arbitration Association (AAA).

Mr. Luehrs’ practice centers on complex legal analysis and writing in which he distills complicated scientific and technical topics into stories that persuade and IP assets that punch. He combines high-end leading-edge work with readily understandable advice and exacting tactics in complex disputes with many millions of dollars at stake. His successes in court and at trial enables him to anticipate issues and marshal experts and fact witnesses to achieve momentous outcomes. Smart, creative, and proven strategies result from Mr. Luehrs’ skill and experience.

Personal note: My passion is strategic IP planning and leveraging courts against clients’ competitors. I quickly assimilate new technologies and case facts to create persuasive, plain English narratives that win at trial and on appeal. The higher the stakes the better.

Education

University of Minnesota Law School, Intellectual Property & Technology Concentration, 2015
Bethel University, 2011

Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – Registered Patent Attorney
State of Connecticut
State of Minnesota
United States Federal District Court (Connecticut)
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

Blog Posts

Efficient Patent Litigation Through Smart Claim Construction Strategies, September 1, 2020
My Patent License Says What?, May 16, 2019
TC Heartland: The End of Patent Venue as We Know It (But Patent Owners are Doing Fine), April 2, 2019
Real Parties at the PTAB – Don’t Leave Anyone Off the Guest List, October 9, 2018
PTAB Takes Mulligan in “Golf Cart” IPR, July 17, 2018
PTAB Persistence Doesn’t Always Pay, December 12, 2017
IPR Petitions Collapse For Failure to Identify Structure Corresponding to Means-Plus-Function Claims, September 8, 2017
Dislike v. Discourage: The Metes and Bounds of Successful “Teaching Away” Arguments, May 9, 2017
The P3 Program Warrants Extension, March 10, 2017

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