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Benjamin Hershkowitz is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher where he is a member of Gibson Dunn’s Intellectual Property Practice.  Mr. Hershkowitz focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, particularly complex patent litigation.  In addition, Mr. Hershkowitz has extensive experience successfully representing clients in trademark, copyright, trade secret, computer fraud and antitrust matters.  Mr. Hershkowitz has represented companies ranging from the world’s leading technology companies to innovative start-ups.


Mr. Hershkowitz serves as lead counsel in courts around the country and at the United States International Trade Commission.  His work has garnered him recognition by Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Intellectual Property:  Patent.  Mr. Hershkowitz’s litigation experience has covered a wide range of technologies including computer networking equipment, optical transmitters, cellular telephony, voicemail, semiconductors, computer hardware and software, e-mail, e-commerce, video on demand, compact discs, liquid crystal displays, VoIP, business methods, digital rights management, electromechanical industrial equipment and Internet and information technologies and protocols.


Mr. Hershkowitz also regularly counsels clients in technology transactions, including both the licensing in and licensing out of patents, technology and know-how.  In addition, he works with clients to acquire and divest patent and other intellectual property assets.  Mr. Hershkowitz also handles intellectual property matters arising in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances.  He further provides guidance to clients in establishing internal procedures and policies for addressing intellectual property issues and handling copyright software audits.


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Practice Areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 50%
    22 years
  2. Litigation: 50%
    22 years

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP

200 Park Ave
New York, NY, 10166-0005


NYCurrently registered 199403/13/2015

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Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York Intellectual Property Law AssociationN/AN/A
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Conner Inn of CourtN/AN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
Portfolio Media (Law360)Keep Your SSO Promises2008
IP Litigator10 Simple Steps to Ensure Software Licensing Compliance2007
Patent Strategy & ManagementPatent Licensing — The Devil is in the Details2007
Patent Strategy & ManagementA Word from the Editor: Are the Patent Laws About to Change?2006
Patent Strategy & ManagementAre Patent Cases Too Complex?2006
IP AdvisorPatents and Standardization: How to Avoid 10 Common Pitfalls for the Unwary2006
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Rutgers University, College of EngineeringElectrical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
NYIPLA Conference: Preparation of a Patent Damages Case for TrialLost Profits as Damages2009
PLI Advanced Licensing SeminarPatent Licensing from a Litigators Perspective2007
Standards Setting & Patent PoolsCross Licensing in the Context of Patent Pools and Standards Setting2005
Nineteenth Annual Joint Patent SeminarPrior Art Searching in the Computer/Business Method Arts: Looking Beyond Patents and Patent Applications2003
Annual Conference, Forum on Trade SecretsSurvey of the Past Year in trade Secret Law1997