Benjamin T. Hemmelgarn focuses on district court pharmaceutical patent litigation, particularly Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigation. His litigation experience involves numerous aspects of trial preparation.
While in law school, Ben worked as a law student associate at the Ohio State University Technology and Commercialization office, where he met inventors, performed due diligence checks, and drafted responses to office actions from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Ben spent a semester as a legal extern to the Honorable Judge Jeffrey Sutton on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He received a fellowship to spend a semester studying International and European Business Law in Madrid, Spain. As a summer associate at Finnegan, Ben assisted in ANDA litigation matters before federal district courts.
Prior to his legal career, Ben worked as a research assistant in several research labs at the Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center. As an undergraduate student, he researched the effect of transcriptional pathways on aberrant cell cycle progression, and successfully defended an undergraduate thesis relating to this research. Ben also spent time as an international research fellow, working in a leukemia research lab at the University of São Paulo’s Ribeirão Preto campus in Brazil.
Ben volunteers his time as a part of the firm’s immigration law pro bono group. He represents refugees seeking asylum who are escaping domestic violence and gang violence in Central America, as well as a political refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law J.D., 2018
- The Ohio State University B.S., Molecular Genetics, magna cum laude, research distinction, 2013
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Professional Activities :
- American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
- Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Bar Association
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