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Benjamin C. Stasa

Electrical, Computer, & Software Patent Prosecution


(248) 226-2830

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“At the heart of my practice is a passion for the new and innovative technologies hitting the market, and many of my clients are trendsetters in this space. My goal is to use my knowledge and your business practices to ensure your business can grow and succeed with the changing times and evolving market.” – Ben Stasa


  • Automotive
  • Autonomous and Mobility Technology
  • Electrical & Computer Technology
  • Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups
  • Financial Solutions
  • IT Services
Ben Stasa guides the development of patent portfolios with his extensive knowledge and passion for new and innovative technologies. 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. candidate 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.


J.D., University of Michigan, cum laude

Ph.D. (candidate), 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

Organizations & Affiliations

Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association

Michigan Venture Capitalists

State Bar of Michigan


“IAM Patent 1000 Recommended Individual,” Intellectual Asset Management, 2022

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

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

“Top Patent Prosecutor” The Patent Research Review, 2011



  • Automotive
  • Autonomous and Mobility Technology
  • Electrical & Computer Technology
  • Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups
  • Financial Solutions
  • IT Services


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


Author, “Will Metaverse Platforms Establish IP Enforcement Protocols?” Brooks Kushman Trending IP Blog, May 2022

Author, “Should AI Systems be Eligible for Patents?The Patent Lawyer Magazine, April 2022

Author, “Should Brands Be Less Protective Of Their IP When It Comes To NFTs?” Brooks Kushman Trending IP Blog, March 2022

Author, “The Important Policy Questions Raised by the Role of Artificial Intelligence and Inventorship,” Brooks Kushman AI Blog, February 2022

Author, “Should AI Systems be Eligible for Patents?” Brooks Kushman AI Blog, February 2022

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


Press Releases

Brooks Kushman Recognized as Gold-Standard Firm By 2022 IAM Annual Patent 1000 For The Ninth year In A Row; Eight Attorneys Recognized as Top Practitioners

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Ben Stasa Panelist at IAM Connect: AI IP 2022 Event

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