Benjamin C. Stasa

Electrical, Computer, & Software Patent Prosecution

California, Michigan OfficeP (248) 226-2830

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Ben guides the development of medium to large-scale patent portfolios, and manages teams of attorneys tasked with supporting the same.  Given his lead role, he is often called upon to handle complex patent issues, as well as opine on matters concerning infringement, patentability, and validity.  Ben, as a result, has developed expertise in handling difficult legal circumstances for a wide array of technologies.

As a Ph.D. student in electrical and computer engineering, Ben’s research interests include artificial intelligence, communications, digital computing, microelectronics, power transmission, and signal processing.  He is currently investigating the application of machine learning to next-generation wireless transmitters and receivers to improve their performance in noisy environments.

With the rise of big data within the context of intellectual property law, Ben has experience in using analytic tools to uncover competitive data and trends, and apply information gleaned from the same when counseling clients on patent strategy.  And, Ben spent a number of years prior to law school designing and developing engineered automotive components.  As a result, he applies the philosophy of continuous improvement when managing client dockets with the objectives of improving outcome, reducing case pendency, and controlling cost.

Organizations and Affiliations

Association of University Technology Managers

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association

Michigan Venture Capitalists

State Bar of Michigan

Recognitions

“Rising Star,” Michigan Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2013 – 2015

“Up & Coming Lawyer,” Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2011

“Top Patent Prosecutor” The Patent Research Review, 2011

 

Media Coverage

Featured, “2013 Rising Stars List,” Super Lawyers, September 2013

Featured, “University of Michigan`s Law School clinic for student start-ups,” Xconomy Portal, February 2013

Publications

Co-Author, “Fixing Patent Eligibility by Limiting Scope to Disclosed Embodiments,” Patently-O, June 2018

Presentations

Moderator, “Autonomous Vehicles: Your Comprehensive IP Primer,” The Institute of Continuing Legal Education Intellectual Property Law Spring Seminar 2018, March 2018

Moderator, “When Does it Make Sense to Arbitrate?,” Managing Intellectual Property Trademark Roadshow, March 2018

Panelist, “Connected and Autonomous: Inside the Car of the Future,” IP in the Auto Industry, May 2017

Panelist, “Strategies and Operational Efficiencies to Maintain a Competitive Edge,” IP in the Auto Industry, May 2017

Speaker, “Patent Application Process under Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA),” University of Michigan School of Engineering’s Center for Entrepreneurship Webinar, July 2014

Education

J.D., University of Michigan, cum laude

Ph.D. (student), Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mississippi State University

M.S., Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Michigan

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Oakland University

M.B.A., Wayne State University

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University, summa cum laude