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 examining witnesses at 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.
- Netlist Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. (E.D. Tex.). Part of the trial team that secured a $303.15 million jury verdict for Netlist in a suit against Samsung involving five patents relating to computer memory technology. The jury also found willful infringement, and determined Samsung failed to prove any of the patents are invalid. Benjamin’s responsibilities at trial included directing the expert witness regarding infringement of three of the patents-in-suit.
- VLSI Technology LLC v. Intel Corporation (W.D. Tex.). Part of the trial team that secured a $948 million jury award plus running royalties for VLSI Technology in a suit against Intel involving a microprocessor technology patent. In its November 2022 verdict, the Austin, Texas jury found that Intel infringed the asserted claims in the patent and that Intel had not shown the patent was invalid.
- 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 U.S. District Court for 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 in a patent infringement lawsuit against Intel. The lawsuit involves two patents that improve the speed and performance of microprocessors. In April 2022, VLSI secured a $2.3 billion final judgment in the case following a March 2021 trial in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.
- “Chapter 3: Opening Phase,” Patent Litigation (Third Edition), Practising Law Institute Treatise, co-author (2020-2022)
- Young Lawyers Committee, Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association
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)