Benjamin Kelly is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Intellectual Property Practice Group in Dallas. Ben has managed the enforcement and protection of a wide range of technologies, particularly electrical, communications, and networking systems or equipment.
His casework experience includes patent litigation and other IP litigation in federal district courts, including courts in Texas, Illinois, Virginia, and California, at the US International Trade Commission, and in international arbitration before the American Arbitration Association. Ben’s practice emphasizes patent litigation, trade secret enforcement, and associated business torts.
- University of Texas School of Law (JD) (2006)
- University of Texas at El Paso (BS Electrical Engineering cum laude) (2003)
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit~United States (2012)
- Supreme Court of Texas~United States (2006)
- Texas~United States (2006)
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas~United States (2007)
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas~United States (2006)
- Represented a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom to successfully obtain Combat Related Special Compensation.
- Prepared wills and related ancillary documents for residents of West Dallas.
- Mentor, Mercy Street of West Dallas
- Member, small group leader, and children’s small group leader, Watermark Community Church
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Texas Review of Law & Politics (Board of Directors)
- Dallas Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section and Trial Skills Section
- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Representative Legal Matters:
- Led the presentation of a non-infringement expert witness at trial with over 40 accused products and seven asserted patents before the American Arbitration Association.
- Successfully secured summary judgment of invalidity based on contested prior art in a long-standing patent fight between two telecommunication network equipment competitors. The summary judgment eliminated over USD 100 million in potential damages exposure (N.D. Illinois).
- Assisted with the development of background and strategy which resulted in a jury finding that the patent owner willfully breached its obligation to license the asserted patent on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms (N.D. Illinois).
- Assisted with preparation of numerous witnesses for deposition and trial testimony, including technical and economic experts, patent inventors, executives, and senior management.
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