Benjamin D. Tietgen, Partner


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.

Legal Services

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

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2008

Professional and Civic Activities

  • LexisNexis National and WestLaw Certified
  • Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative (Mentor)