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Ulmer & Berne Adds Accomplished Patent Litigator John F. Bennett to Cincinnati Office

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ulmer & Berne LLP announced a significant expansion to its Intellectual Property & Technology Practice with the addition of patent litigator John F. Bennett as counsel in the firm’s Cincinnati office. Mr. Bennett, who joins Ulmer & Berne from Baker & Hostetler, adds depth to the Intellectual Property & Technology practice, consisting of over 20 attorneys including 18 registered patent attorneys.

“Successful litigation stems from persuasion through meticulous preparation and effective communication, which John has mastered to the benefit of his clients,” said Eric Robbins, chair of Ulmer & Berne’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice. “John brings deep patent litigation experience to the Cincinnati office, allowing us to provide our clients with full-service intellectual property and technology capabilities here.”

Handling over 20 patent litigations in the last four years, Mr. Bennett is an accomplished patent litigator that serves a wide range of clients – from small companies to large corporations. He is savvy on both sides of litigation, representing patent owners and accused infringers. He also has extensive experience with cases involving trademark, copyright, trade secrets, unfair competition, and other intellectual property claims. In addition, he also has experience handling complex business litigation. His experience covers a wide range of technologies, and he has represented clients in matters before federal district courts throughout the U.S., including the largest patent multidistrict litigation in history.

“John is another example of the high caliber of talent we have recruited to the Cincinnati office,” said Scott Kadish, partner-in-charge of Ulmer & Berne’s Cincinnati office. “John will increase the service we can provide to our clients and add to our ability to exceed client expectations.”

Mr. Bennett has been named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list and is involved in the Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association and the Cincinnati Bar Association, where he serves as co-chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Committee. Mr. Bennett earned his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Saint Thomas and his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Bennett was the founder of a software company and the architect of its flagship software product, which had hundreds of thousands of users.

Representing clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, Ulmer & Berne’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice establishes, preserves, defends, and commercializes the IP rights and technology assets of its clients. It leverages the knowledge and skill of lawyers experienced in the areas of patent and other IP litigation, copyright and trademark law; the protection and enforcement of trade secret rights; and the consummation of acquisitions, divestitures and licensing transactions dealing with technology assets, to assist its clients to achieve their business goals. They also have extensive experience in data privacy, protection, and information security. Whether representing technology-based companies whose interaction with the public is primarily via the Internet, or traditional “brick-and-mortar” clients, the firm delivers value by working closely with its clients to understand their businesses and the issues they face.

About Ulmer & Berne LLP

Ulmer & Berne, established in 1908, is a full-service law firm focused on exceeding client expectations and delivering superior, customized legal solutions for an exceptional value. Its more than 190 attorneys, located in Cincinnati, Chicago, Cleveland and Columbus, serve as counselors and partners to a wide range of clients to help them solve their business challenges and achieve their goals. The firm represents publicly traded and privately held companies, financial institutions, hedge funds, private equity funds, pharmaceutical companies, international joint ventures and affiliations, investor groups, family offices, start-ups and emerging businesses, public bodies and nonprofit organizations. For more information, please visit

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