Benjamin Hodges is a registered patent attorney and focuses on complex litigation and technology counseling. His litigation experience includes managing complex civil litigation cases of all types, including post grant IP matters, patent, unfair competition, trademark and trade dress, copyright, property disputes, and breach of contract cases. He also has experience in cases involving preliminary injunctive relief.
His technology practice involves litigation and also counseling small and large companies on all types issues impacting their companies, including guiding IP prosecution efforts. He has counseled individuals and companies in services industries, manufacturing, telecommunications, software, food and consumables, petroleum refining, internet and media, and transportation.
Ben also maintains an active pro bono practice. His pro bono work includes counseling and litigation for veterans denied disability benefits, prisoners, home associations, housing disputes, and is part of the pro bono counsel for the Rare Genomics Institute.
- J.D., University of Missouri School of Law – Columbia, 2009
- B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 2004
- Washington, 2015
- United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2012
- U.S. District Court
- Seattle IP Inn of Court, Past Member
- American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Member
- Washington State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Foster Pepper PLLC
- Senniger Powers LLP
- U.S. Attorney’s Office, Kansas City, Missouri, Summer Associate, 2008
- Office of Special Counsel, Washington, D.C., Intern, 2008
- University of Missouri, Research Assistant for Professor Margaret McGuinness, 2008
- Farmland Foods, Inc., Summer Associate, 2007
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