Benjamin Hershkowitz

Benjamin Hershkowitz is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher where he is a member of Gibson Dunn’s Intellectual Property Practice. Mr. Hershkowitz focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, particularly complex patent litigation. In addition, Mr. Hershkowitz has extensive experience successfully representing clients in trademark, copyright, trade secret, computer fraud and antitrust matters. Mr. Hershkowitz has represented companies ranging from the world’s leading technology companies to innovative start-ups.

Mr. Hershkowitz has regularly served as lead counsel in courts around the country. His work has garnered him recognition by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Intellectual Property: Patent. Mr. Hershkowitz’s litigation experience has covered a wide range of technologies including computer networking equipment, optical transmitters, cellular telephony, voicemail, semiconductors, computer hardware and software, e-mail, e-commerce, video on demand, compact discs, liquid crystal displays, VoIP, business methods, digital rights management, electromechanical industrial equipment and Internet and information technologies and protocols.

Mr. Hershkowitz also regularly counsels clients in technology transactions, including both the licensing in and licensing out of patents, technology and know-how. In addition, he works with clients to acquire and divest patent and other intellectual property assets. Mr. Hershkowitz also handles intellectual property matters arising in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances. He further provides guidance to clients in establishing internal procedures and policies for addressing intellectual property issues and handling copyright software audits.

Mr. Hershkowitz is a frequent author and speaker and served for five years as the Editor-in-Chief of Patent Strategy & Management, an Incisive Media newsletter. Recent article topics include patent damages, selecting and working with expert witnesses, and the intersection of patents, antitrust and standards setting organizations. Mr. Hershkowitz has spoken on trade secrets, the licensing of intellectual property, collaborative research agreements, computer software and business method patents, patent standardization and patent pooling arrangements, and prior art searching to various organizations such as the ABA, NYIPLA, LSI, ACCA, Computer Law Association, PLI and IPIC. Mr. Hershkowitz is currently serving as the Chair of the Committee on Internet Law for the NYIPLA and is active as a member of the Hon. William C. Conner Inn of Court.

Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Hershkowitz was a partner at Goodwin Procter in its New York office. Before that, he worked for an intellectual property boutique and interned in the chambers of both a Federal District Judge and a Federal Magistrate Judge. Mr. Hershkowitz graduated from Rutgers University, College of Engineering (with highest honors) in 1990 and New York University, School of Law, in 1993, where he helped launch the Environmental Law Journal. He is also registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property, 2) Law Firm Defense and 3) Information Technology and Data Privacy
Law School New York University School of Law, J.D., 1993
Education Rutgers University, B.S.., 1990
Bar Member / Association New Jersey State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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