Benjamin Manzin-Monnin focuses on intellectual property litigation, complex business litigation, and post-grant review proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Benjamin’s experience includes analyzing and valuing IP portfolios, managing discovery including complex source code review, taking and defending depositions, working closely with expert witnesses, drafting and arguing discovery and pre-trial motions, and preparing witnesses for trial.

Benjamin earned his J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where he was elected to Order of the Coif. He earned his B.S. in Industrial Engineering, with minors in Computer Science and Economics, from Columbia University. Benjamin is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee and of the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association's Young Lawyers Committee. 

Benjamin’s previous experience includes working as business development director for an investment fund of an international family with holdings in North America.

Experience

  • United Services Automobile Association v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (E.D. Tex.). Obtained jury verdicts of $200 million and $102 million for USAA in patent infringement trials against Wells Fargo in the Eastern District of Texas. The suits involved mobile remote deposit capture technology.
  • VLSI Technology LLC v. Intel Corporation (W.D. Tex.). Represents VLSI Technology LLC in a patent infringement lawsuit against Intel Corporation. The lawsuit involves two patents that improve the speed and performance of microprocessors. VLSI secured a $2.3 billion final judgment in the case following a trial in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Publications

  • “Chapter 3: Opening Phase,” Patent Litigation (Third Edition), Practising Law Institute Treatise, co-author (2020-2022)

Professional Activities

  • Young Lawyers Committee, Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association 

Education

UCLA School of Law (J.D., 2018); Order of the Coif; Michael T. Masin Scholar

Columbia University (B.S., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, 2010; minors, Computer Science and Economics)

Admissions

  • California
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