Benjamin Weed is a registered patent attorney with a background in computer science. He concentrates his practice in patent litigation, post grant practice at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, prosecution, counseling, due diligence, and opinion work. Prior to his career as a lawyer, Benjamin worked as a software developer at Motorola, Inc.’s Chicago-area corporate headquarters.
As a PTO-registered lawyer, Benjamin has experience handling standard patent prosecution matters as well as matters before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. Benjamin also has experience with post-grant proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and has been involved in the preparation and prosecution of more than 30 inter partes review and covered business method review petitions. In all instances, Benjamin’s involvement has been on behalf of Petitioners and has been coupled with overall trial strategy for co-pending district court litigation. He has experience handling ex parte reexamination, broadening reissue, and inter partes reexamination on behalf of clients at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Benjamin is experienced in all facets of intellectual property litigation, including fact and expert discovery, motion practice, claim construction practice, and trial practice. He has argued before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, has presented Markman arguments in the Eastern District of Texas, has presented technical tutorials in the Western District of Texas, has argued motions in the Northern District of Illinois, and has presented expert witness testimony at the International Trade Commission. He has been an integral part of trial teams developing strategies in patent infringement cases before various federal district courts as well as the International Trade Commission. He also has experience in appellate practice before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Benjamin’s experience includes work in various federal district courts and before the International Trade Commission handling Section 337 Investigations, both supporting and in defense of charges of patent infringement. Benjamin’s patent litigation experience spans a diverse set of technologies, including work in the fields of computer systems and software, medical devices, robotics, passive RFID technology, battery technology, location-based services technology, smartphone operating systems, computer interface technology, digital imaging and image processing technology, DRAM and NAND flash technology, automotive parts, cellular telephone technology, and security systems.
Benjamin has litigated in numerous patent venues, including the Northern District of Illinois, the Eastern District of Texas, the Western District of Texas, the District of Delaware, the Northern District of California, and the International Trade Commission. He has experience in appellate practice before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Benjamin worked as a software developer for Motorola’s cellular infrastructure business over the course of three years. During this time, he was responsible for developing software that operated on cellular infrastructure components, as well developing software to test the functional and load capabilities of infrastructure components. He has experience in web site administration and web software development.
During law school, Benjamin was a legal extern for the Chicago office of a large international law firm, assisting in patent prosecution and patent litigation matters. Also during law school, Benjamin was actively involved in the Moot Court program at the Chicago-Kent College of Law.