San Francisco, California 94111
Jason has over fifteen years of experience in intellectual property litigation, commercial arbitration, and licensing. His engagements have involved a broad range of technologies and industries. In the life sciences, he has experience with monoclonal antibody therapeutics and diagnostics, vaccines, and medical devices. In computers and electronics, he has litigated design and utility patents relating to smartphone software and hardware, cellular telecommunications standards, global positioning systems, programmable logic devices, and CAD software.
Jason’s experience includes matters involving patents declared essential to industry communications standards. He has represented both patent owners and implementers in disputes to establish fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) royalty rates.
Jason has represented clients in matters venued in the U.S. District Courts, the International Trade Commission, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Tokyo District Court, and a variety of international arbitral fora. Jason has extensive experience representing clients in Asia and spent four years practicing in Tokyo.
Jason joins MKW from Morrison & Forester where he was a partner in that firm’s Intellectual Property Group.
|Areas of Practice||1) Intellectual Property Litigation, 2) Patent Litigation and 3) Commercial Litigation|
|Law School||University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D.,1998)|
|Education||University of California, Davis (B.A.,1995)|
|Bar Member / Association||California State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLP|
Benjamin P. Smith is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. He is a trial lawyer with a particular focus on high-stakes disputes in the biotechnology, medical device, and internet industries.