Ben has over 20 years' experience in advising companies on the strategic management, commercialisation and protection of their valuable intellectual property. He has worked with clients in a number of industries, including bio-pharma, IT, food and drink, energy, and university technology transfer. He has advised many different types of client, including multinational corporations, SMEs, lenders, and academic institutions on issues relating to the commercialisation and licensing of IP. Ben spent two years in Shanghai, where he managed his previous firm’s China business and Asia commercial IP groups, and has internationally-recognised expertise in advising on strategies for the protection, commercialisation and management of IP assets in China and Asia.
Ben is widely recognised as a leading IP practitioner. For the third consecutive year, Ben is listed by the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine in their 2014 editions of IAM Patent 1000 World's Leading Patent Practitioners and IAM Strategy 300 - The World’s Leading IP Strategists. He is also recognised in Chambers Global and UK Chambers legal directories. Ben is a founder member, and Fellow, of the International IP Strategists Association (INTIPSA). Ben is also included in the latest edition of ‘Best Lawyers' in the United Kingdom’ for Information Technology Law work.
In 2014, Ben was named the exclusive winner in the Healthcare & Life Sciences category for the United Kingdom in the Lexology Client Choice Awards 2014 based on corporate counsel feedback.