Benjamin A. Kimes Senior Counsel

T 650.433.5724 | F 650.433.5725

Ben counsels his clients through all stages of intellectual property development, including strategy, patent preparation, patent prosecution, and patentability. He also frequently advises parties seeking and providing open source licensing. His clients include a diverse portfolio of Fortune 100 companies, startups, and solo inventors.

Ben’s patent work covers a range of technology issues. He writes and prosecutes patent applications in computer software fields such as cryptography, cloud computing, the internet of things (IoT), machine learning, and image processing. He also regularly prepares and prosecutes patent applications regarding semiconductor devices, applied sciences, material science, medical devices, telecommunications, power management, sensors, computer hardware, and a wide range of other technologies.

Along with managing the firm’s patent pro bono work, Ben is a member of the steering committee for the California Inventors Assistance Program (CIAP), as well as a member of the board of directors for California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA), which administers the CIAP.


Leveling the Playing Field with Patent Pro Bono
Daily Journal, July 14, 2017
Benjamin Kimes, Erik Metzger
Micro Entity Status And Universities: A Practical Guide
Law360, January 8, 2016
Benjamin Kimes, Stephen C. Glade
Uncle Sam Wants You! A Call to Pro Bono Service for Patent Practitioners
New Matter, The Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of California, Volume 39, Number 3, Fall 2014
Benjamin Kimes
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Related Areas

Patent Counseling & Prosecution
The Tech Group


University of Minnesota Law School ( J.D. , 2006 ) , cum laude
Pomona College ( 2000 ) , Physics, Sigma Xi

Bar Admissions

United States Patent and Trademark Office