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Benjamin Simler

Associate

555 17th Street, Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80202

Ben’s practice focuses on litigating and resolving complex business disputes and intellectual property and technology-related issues.

Ben has a background in Internet-related technologies and business which includes his time as an owner of a web design/coding company. His clients have spanned a range of industries, including energy, software, real estate, automotive, internet, clothing/apparel, semiconductors, and biotechnology.

Before joining Holland & Hart, Ben practiced intellectual property litigation and bankruptcy litigation at Irell & Manella in Los Angeles. He was also a member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Environmental Law Group, where he assisted in submitting a public comment to the EPA on proposed greenhouse gas regulations that were repeatedly cited in the final rulemaking.

Experience

Federal
  • Federal District Courts – Colorado, California, Texas, Mass., Nevada 
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeal 
State Courts 
  • California State Courts 
  • Colorado District Courts 
Administrative forums
  • TTAB 
  • PTAB (e.g. IPR) 
  • ITC 
Technologies
  • False advertising claims 
  • Invasions of privacy/publicity rights 
  • Complex business litigation

Client Results

  • Ben was a member of the winning defense trial team representing an automotive parts manufacturer in a major patent dispute in the District of Delaware, and he assisted the trial team in another patent trial victory in Nevada, this time on behalf of the plaintiff.

Publications

Education

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Litigation Section Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member 
  • Denver Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Intellectual Property American Inns of Court, Member 
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association, Trade Secret Standing Committee, Member, 2012-2013
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