Ben Austin brings his engineering background and litigation experience to represent domestic and international clients in patent litigation matters in federal and state courts, and before the PTAB and the ITC. 


Ben represents clients in matters involving technology such as semiconductors, graphics processor units, medical devices, telecommunications, payment processing systems, consumer products, and solar panels.  His engineering background and diverse technical experience has prepared him to quickly absorb new technologies and incorporate these complex concepts into clear legal arguments. Ben has extensive patent litigation experience in the biggest hotbed districts for patent litigation, and he has familiarity with the processes and discovery requirements of these districts. Ben has further represented numerous patent clients in administrative proceedings such as inter partes reviews and post-grant reviews before the PTAB, and Section 337 investigations before the ITC.

Outside of patent matters, Ben’s intellectual property practice area includes both copyright and trade secret litigation. Ben has represented software clients such as Synopsys, Inc. in protecting its copyrighted software from domestic and overseas infringers and receiving favorable settlements. He additionally has defended major consumer product corporations in trade secret matters.

Ben’s litigation practice includes both state and federal court cases. He has managed cases through all pre-trial stages of litigation, and his experience in non-IP matters gives him the tools to excel at cross-team collaboration for complex litigation matters.

Licensed in California. Not licensed in North Carolina.  


J.D., University of California-Berkeley School of Law, 2018

B.S., Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2015 Valedictorian


  • California
  • Not admitted in North Carolina
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