- University of Houston (J.D. 1987)
- California State University, Fullerton (M.S., Electrical Engineering 2000)
- Auburn University (B.S., Mechanical Engineering 1981), Pi Tau Sigma; Tau Beta Pi
Ben Yorks specializes in intellectual property matters, particularly patents. His practice includes patent litigation, prosecution, licensing and IP diligence. Mr. Yorks also handles post-issuance Patent Office reviews, including inter partes reexamination proceedings. He has prosecuted over 400 patents in the mechanical, electrical and optics arts.
Apeldyn v. Chi Mei Optoelectronics. (Del.)
Represented Chi Mei in a patent infringement suit related to liquid crystal displays LCDs). Obtained a summary judgment of non-infringement.
TiVo Inc. v. ATT, Inc. (E.D. Tex.)
Represented TiVo in a patent infringement suit related to pioneering digital video recorders (DVRs). ATT settled for $251 milliion.
TiVo Inc. v. EchoStar Communications, Inc. (E.D. Tex.)
Represented TiVo in a patent infringement suit related to DVRs. A jury found the patent claims to be valid and infringed. Echostar eventually settled the case with past and future payments of over $600 million.
Ultratech Stepper, Inc. v. ASM Lithography, Inc. (N.D. Cal.)
Represented ASML in a patent infringement suit related to photolithographic equipment used for semiconductor fabrication. A jury found the asserted patent claims to be invalid on numerous grounds.
Bar & Court Admissions
- 1987, Texas
- 1988, California
- Registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office