Benjamin E. Leace – Litigation Expertise
During his career at RatnerPrestia, Ben Leace has developed a practice with a focus on litigation, counseling in the Intellectual Property area for start up and developing companies, and trademarks.
Mr. Leace is a past chair of the firms Litigation practice group. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of disputes involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and the right of publicity. He has appeared in Federal Courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Illinois and California. He has also represented clients in Opposition and Cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Recently, Mr. Leace led the successful defense of a patent infringement suit for a pharmaceutical company involved in generic drugs. Following a full evidentiary, three day preliminary injunction hearing relating to the validity of the patent, the Motion for Preliminary Injunction was denied and the case settled between the parties. Mr. Leace also recently led the successful defense of a software retailer accused of violation of earlier consent judgments and willful copyright infringement. In this case, the damages sought by a very large software company were in excess of $1.5 Million, but the resulting award for the violation of the consent judgment/copyright infringement was $8 thousand. Click on the link below to see a listing of some of the case handled by Mr. Leace.
Mr. Leace has given talks on litigation related topics, such as Intellectual Property Infringement for the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Accountants. He has received additional training in deposition skills and trial advocacy through the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.
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