Benjamin T. Wang

Los Angeles Office

bwang@raklaw.com

310.826.7474

310.826.6991

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Education

  • University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, Order of the Coif (JD)
  • University of San Francisco (BS)

Areas of focus:
General litigation; Intellectual property

Experience:

  • TQP v. Newegg – $2.3M jury verdict. Encryption patent. Judgment currently on appeal.
  • Clear with Computers v. Hyundai – $11.6M jury verdict. Marketing patent. Affirmed on appeal.
  • St. Jude Medical v. Access Closure Inc. – $27.1M jury verdict. Medical device patent.
  • Knowles Electronics v. AAC Acoustic Technologies – Trial judgment of no trade secret misappropriation. MEMS technology.
  • Peer Communications v. Skype – Judgment of invalidity. Peer-to-peer communication patent. Affirmed on appeal.
  • Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation v. Intel – $110M settlement. Patent on data speculation circuit for computer processors. Intel settled the evening before trial.
  • Over $200M in settlements for clients in last six years.

Clerkships/externships:

  • Law clerk – Judge Ferdinand F. Fernandez, 9th Cir. Court of Appeals
  • Law clerk – Chief Judge George H. King, Central District of Cal.
  • Extern – Trustee Program, U.S. Department of Justice

Honors/Professional activities:

  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyer, 2015-2016
  • Rising Stars, 2008-2010, 2012-2014
  • California State Bar: Committee on Federal Courts
  • Order of the Coif
  • James Tam Award
  • Executive Editor, Southern California Law Review
  • Legal writing instructor
  • Teaching assistant, Real Estate Transactions/Finance

Publications:

“Supplying the Tax Shelter Industry: Contingent Fee Compensation for Accountants Spurs Production,” 76 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1237

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