skip
Tom BenGera

Tom BenGera

Associate
PHONE: 212-808-2942 FAX: 212-351-3401
Tom BenGera is a trial lawyer who has represented clients on the offensive and defensive side of patent and antitrust disputes, and has represented some of the world’s premier multinational corporations, including Apple and Cisco.  Mr. BenGera’s practice covers a wide range of technology including 3G/4G communications, database management systems, mobile device cameras, semiconductor technology, signal processing, flash memory, VOIP, web applications, data encryption, content delivery systems, call center software and servers, computer hardware and software, and consumer products.
 
Mr. BenGera has represented clients in Federal Courts across the country, including California, Delaware, Texas, and Nevada.
 
Mr. BenGera has extensive patent litigation experience, particularly in the area of patent damages. Recently, he played a central role in excluding the opinions of a defendant’s expert in a high-stakes litigation involving RFID technology.  In another case, Mr. BenGera 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.
 
Mr. BenGera excels at navigating the many stages of a patent case—from pre-suit diligence, through pleadings, claim construction, fact and expert discovery, and pre-trial procedures.  He also has experience counseling clients regarding their patent portfolios and licensing efforts.
 
During law school, Mr. BenGera served as Brooklyn Law School’s Trade Secrets Institute fellow and was responsible for updating the Institute’s database with case-law developments in trade secrets law.  Mr. BenGera also worked at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where he championed the rights of Cambridge-area start-ups, helping them navigate various IP issues in cyberspace, including open-source software licensure and Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown procedures. 

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

 


MORE LESS

EDUCATION

Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2014, cum laude, Journal of Law & Policy, Lisle Scholarship, Centennial Grant, Academic Achievement Scholarship

The College of New Jersey, B.S., Finance, 2010, Sigma Pi

ADMISSIONS

2014, New York

2014, New Jersey

CONTACT

NYC

230 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10169
Phone: 212-351-3400

SF

101 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-573-1900