Benjamin J. Byer’s practice focuses on litigation involving patent infringement claims and cybersecurity, including biometric privacy, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and related trade secret misappropriation and copyright infringement claims.
He litigates before trial and appellate courts nationwide, representing clients in disputes involving cellphone hardware, cellular communication standards, tablets, image processing, payment systems, e-commerce, internet-based customer service, search engine ranking algorithms, photogrammetry, electro-optical systems, internet chat, speech recognition, laser devices, control systems, and automotive products.
Ben has a diverse technical background that includes electrical engineering, computer architecture, and atomic physics research.
- Associate, Merchant & Gould P.C., Seattle, 2006-2008
- Senior Research Assistant, Physics Department: Penning Trap Mass Spectrometer, University of Washington, Seattle, 2003
- Research Assistant, Electrical Engineering Department: ACME Lab, University of Washington, Seattle, 2003
Professional & Community Activities:
- Director, The Seattle Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
- Federal Bar Association
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Washington State Patent Law Association
- J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School, 2006
- Best Oral Advocate, First Year Moot Court Competition
- Semester Law Program, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, 2006
- B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, 2003
- Dual Specialization: Digital Systems (VLSI); Electronic Circuits and Devices
- B.S., Physics, University of Washington, 2003
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