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Ben Levi

Ben Levi

Principal

Contacts

1 (202) 997-3711

Education

J.D., Northeastern University School of Law


B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, Dean’s List Honors

Court Admissions

The District of Columbia


The State of New York


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


The U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado


The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas


The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Bar Associations

Executive Committee, International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association

Overview

Ben Levi is a trial lawyer and registered patent attorney who has been litigating complex patent disputes in the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and in federal District Courts for over 20 years.  Ben has particular expertise and knowledge of how best to guide clients through ITC litigation.  Ben has prevailed in patent cases brought in the ITC and has won jury verdicts in patent cases of hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

Before forming Levi & Snotherly, Ben specialized in ITC litigation as a Partner at a large national law firm for nearly seven years. From 2006-2011, Ben was a senior investigative attorney with the ITC’s Office of Unfair Import Investigations.  He also served as a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) from 1989-1993, where he received the Distinguished Graduate award from the PTO’s Patent Academy.

Experience

Representative Matters

As a senior investigative attorney with the ITC’s Office of Unfair Import Investigations, Ben was the lead government lawyer in over 15 cases. A representative sampling of those cases, and cases he litigated after leaving the government, includes:

  • Radio Frequency Micro-Needle Dermatological Treatment Devices and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-1112;
  • Digital Video Receivers and Related Hardware and Software Components, Inv. No. 337-TA-1103;
  • Mirrors with Internal Illumination and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-1055;
  • Digital Video Receivers and Hardware and Software Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-1001;
  • Quartz Slabs and Portions Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-996;
  • Wireless Communications Equipment and Articles Therein, Inv. No. 337-TA-866;
  • Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices, Tablet Computers, Media Players, and Televisions, and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-862;
  • Communication Equipment, Including Power Over Ethernet Telephones, Switches, Wireless Access Points, Routers and other Devices used in LANs, and Cameras, Inv. No. 337-TA-817;
  • Static Random Access Memories and Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-792;
  • Integrated Circuits, Chipsets, and Products Containing Same Including Televisions, Media Players, and Cameras, Inv. No. 337-TA-709;
  • Probe Card Assemblies, Components Thereof and Certain Tested DRAM and NAND Flash Memory Devices and Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-621;
  • Bulk Welding Wire Containers and Components Thereof and Welding Wire, Inv. No. 337-TA-686;
  • 3G Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) Handsets and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-601;
  • 3G Mobile Handsets and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-613;
  • Equipment for Telecommunications or Data Communications Networks, Including Routers, Switches and Hubs, and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-574;
  • Foam Footwear, Inv. No. 337-TA-567; and
  • Inkjet Ink Supplies and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-691.

Also, in private practice, Ben successfully represented a medical device manufacturer in lawsuits enforcing patents covering pioneering cardiovascular stent technology resulting in substantial jury verdicts.

Ben has successfully represented clients in patent litigation suits in U.S. District Court and the ITC covering diverse technologies such as digital video receivers, SRAMs, medical devices, computer software and associated component equipment used in high technology data transmission systems, carbon block water filters, mechanically locking laminate flooring, and a variety of industrial and consumer products.

Recognition

Awards & Recognition

  • Awarded the International Law Office (ILO) and Lexology 2015 “Client Choice Award” for Patent Litigation in Washington, DC.
  • Recognized as a leading patent litigator in the 2012 edition of Legal 500

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