CHARLOTTE, NC – Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that Tom BenGera has joined the Charlotte office as an associate in the Intellectual Property (IP) practice group, bringing with him a wide range of experience.
Tom focuses specifically on trademark, patent, and copyright law. He represents and counsels technology clients in IP matters, including pre-suit diligence, fact and expert discovery, motion practice, depositions, and at trial.
Representing clients in federal courts across the country, including California, Delaware, Texas, and Nevada, Tom has counseled clients on the offensive and defensive side of patent, antitrust, and trademark disputes, and has represented some of the world’s premier multinational corporations. His practice covers a wide range of technology, including 3G/4G communications, database management systems, mobile device cameras, semiconductor technology, signal processing, flash memory, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), web applications, data encryption, content delivery systems, call center software and servers, computer hardware and software, and consumer products.
Having extensive litigation experience, particularly in the area of patent damages, Tom recently played a central role in excluding the opinions of a defendant’s expert in a high-stakes litigation, involving radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology. In another case, Tom developed and briefed an argument that convinced the Court to reverse a previously-held claim construction, and subsequently played a pivotal role in resuming and expediting discovery for that patent in order to preserve the scheduled trial date.
Tom excels at navigating the many stages of federal district court and ITC litigation—from pre-suit diligence, through pleadings, fact and expert discovery, and pre-trial procedures. He also has experience counseling clients regarding their IP portfolios and licensing efforts.
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