Benjamin Tietgen is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Group. His practice focuses on the preparation of patent applications covering inventions in a variety of industrial and technological fields. His experience includes
- Interviewing inventors and consulting with clients to draft, file, and prosecute U.S., international (PCT), and foreign national stage patent applications, trademark applications, and copyright applications.
- Drafting and negotiating IP asset licenses and assignments, both as separate contracts and as provisions of larger agreements.
- Developing and managing IP portfolios for independent inventors and emerging and mid-sized companies across a broad range of high and low technologies, including software, computer hardware, proprietary circuits, medical devices, consumer goods, and industrial machinery.
Education and Honors
- Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University (J.D., 2007)
- Willard H. Pedrick Scholar; Certificate of Law, Science, and Technology
- Three-time Center Scholar: Center for Law, Science, and Technology Fellowship
- ASU Intellectual Property Students Association (President). Arizona Justice Project
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Patent Preparation & Prosecution; CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Community Property
- University of Missouri (B.S., 2002)
- Major: Computer Science
- Dean's List
- Academic Honor Roll
- Engineering New Student Scholarship; Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity - Chapter President and National Council Delegate
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2008
Professional and Civic Activities
- LexisNexis National and WestLaw Certified
- Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative (Mentor)