Washington, D.C. | March 2021 – RatnerPrestia is pleased to welcome Ben Xiaobin You to the firm in the District of Columbia Office. As an IP attorney, Ben will focus on electrical and mechanical technologies as it relates to the building, maintaining and enforcing patents for inventions. As a patent prosecutor before the United States Patent Office and abroad, he counsels clients with their portfolios in all areas including IPRs, ITC actions & FTO projects.
Ben began his intellectual property (IP) career in 1994 as a patent specialist in Japan and worked for two Japanese patent law firms, where his primary responsibilities were drafting and prosecuting patent applications for Japanese companies as well as clients from other Asian countries, the U.S., and throughout Europe. In 2000, Ben came to the U.S. to study Intellectual Property Law at Franklin Pierce School of Law of University of New Hampshire.
Before entering the IP field, Ben worked as a computer system engineer in both China and Japan. While working in Japan, Ben was in charge of developing business relationships with China and passed the Chinese patent bar exam in 1998.
Ben earned his J.D. from Concord Law School, a Master of Intellectual Property law from Franklin Pierce Law Center, studied at Beijing Foreign Studies University and graduated from Nanchang University in China. He is proficient in Chinese and Japanese.
RatnerPrestia is a law firm expert in all things IP. The Firm handles procurement, enforcement, licensing, commercialization, global strategic IP planning, and all related business aspects of IP. The Firm has attorneys experienced and successful in all relevant U.S. jurisdictions, including the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, The U.S. International Trade Commission and Federal Courts, both trial and appellate. This expertise extends to all areas of IP protection, including patent, design, copyright, software, trademark, and trade secret protection.