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Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Benjamin A. Kimes

Benjamin A. Kimes



  • Intellectual Property & Patents
  • Patents
  • Patent Counseling & Prosecution
  • Privacy & Cybersecurity

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Lowenstein Sandler LLP
California, U.S.A.


Ben counsels his clients through all stages of intellectual property development, including strategy, patent preparation, patent prosecution, and patentability. He also frequently advises parties seeking and providing open source licensing. His clients include a diverse portfolio of Fortune 100 companies, startups, and solo inventors.

Ben's patent work covers a range of technology issues. He writes and prosecutes patent applications in computer software fields such as cryptography, cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, and image processing. He also regularly prepares and prosecutes patent applications regarding semiconductor devices, applied sciences, material science, medical devices, telecommunications, power management, sensors, computer hardware, and a wide range of other technologies.

Along with managing the firm's patent pro bono work, Ben is a member of the steering committee for the California Inventors Assistance Program (CIAP) as well as a member of the board of directors for California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA), which administers the CIAP.

Bar Admissions

    United States Patent and Trademark Office


University of Minnesota Law School (J.D. 2006), cum laude
Pomona College (B.A. 2000), Physics, Sigma Xi
Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property & Patents | Patent Counseling & Prosecution | Patents | Privacy & Cybersecurity | Seed Stage Investing & Startups | Technology & Media Transactions | The Tech Group | Venture Capital & Tech M&A

Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience

  • USPTO certificate of recognition for pro bono patent services - kimes
  • Pro Bono Patent Service Award - LAIPLA - Kimes
  • Pro Bono Patent Service Award - CLA - Kimes


    Important Considerations for Patent Strategies, February 2012
    Leveling the Playing Field with Patent Pro Bono, July 14, 2017
    Micro Entity Status And Universities: A Practical Guide, January 8, 2016
    Uncle Sam Wants You! A Call to Pro Bono Service for Patent Practitioners, Fall 2014

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