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Clerkships
  • Law clerk to the Honorable Garrett E. Brown, Jr., Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Education
  • Duke Law School, J.D.
  • Duke Law & Technology Review
  • University of Bristol (U.K.), B.S.
Bar and Court Admissions
  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office

Ben Quarmby

Ben Quarmby's practice focuses on business disputes and intellectual property litigation.  He has represented clients as lead counsel in federal and state trial courts, the International Trade Commission, federal courts of appeals, the United States Patent & Trademark Office, and in arbitration.  

Mr. Quarmby’s clients include U.S. corporations, individuals, and family offices, as well as numerous foreign companies, particularly from Japan, France, Brazil, and the United Kingdom.

Representative Matters

Business Litigation

  • Lead counsel representing technology company in litigation relating to M&A deal
  • Lead counsel for Japanese medical device manufacturer in contract dispute with competitor
  • Lead counsel representing travel agency conglomerate in litigation relating to share purchase agreement
  • Lead counsel for family office in dispute relating to one of its investments
  • Representing large financial institution in fraudulent breach of contract matter relating to the Enron accounting scandal

Patent

  • Lead counsel for top oil and gas company in patent infringement action relating to chemical manufacturing technology
  • Lead counsel for major Japanese chemical manufacturing company in patent infringement dispute
  • Lead counsel for developer of textile manufacturing technology in patent infringement action against major fashion retailers before the ITC
  • Lead counsel in patent infringement litigation relating to real-time delivery of financial information
  • Representing Fortune 500 software company in patent infringement litigation relating to cell phone software before the ITC
  • Representing medical device manufacturer in patent infringement litigation relating to laparoscopic surgery instruments

Trade Secret

  • Lead trial counsel for technology company accused of trade secret misappropriation
  • Representing national engineering firm in trade secret misappropriation litigation relating to mission critical technology
  • Representing electronic data search company in misappropriation of trade secret case relating to data mining technology

Trademark

  • Lead counsel representing top French newspaper in litigation relating to its brand
  • Lead counsel for corporate owner of iconic American trademark in trademark infringement litigation relating to car accessories
  • Lead counsel for international Japanese clothing brand in trademark dispute with competitor

Other Matters

  • Lead counsel for national engineering firm in employment dispute with former employee
  • Lead counsel for third-party litigation funder in assessing potential investments
  • Lead counsel for hedge fund evaluating potential investments in litigation

Publications

Presentations

  • "Understanding Patent Law and Software,” WestLegalEdCenter, New York, NY (2017)
  • "CBM Review: Taking Stock of the Case Law," IPO IP Channel, New York, NY (2015)
  • "Understanding Patent Law and Software," WestLegalEdCenter, New York, NY (2015)
  • "Litigation Finance & Funding: Business, Legal and Ethical Issues," Global Legal Confex, New York, NY (2015)
  • "Developments in Litigation Funding," The National Law Journal CLE Program, New York, NY (2014)
  • "Daubert Challenges in IP Litigation," The New Jersey Law Journal's In-House Counsel CLE Program, Florham Park, NJ (2013)
  • "Emerging Issues in Patent Litigation," The National Law Journal CLE Program, New York, NY (2013)
  • "Protecting IP Assets When Investing in China," China Investment Group, New York, NY (2012)