Ben Esplin

President at Esplin & Associates, PC
Ranked in IP management consultancy, Legal, Valuation
IAM Research

The IAM Strategy 300 focuses exclusively on patent practitioners and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal patent expertise.

IAM Says

Ben Esplin understands inventors and partners closely with his clients to build robust patent portfolios and create monetisation opportunities. He is a diligent practitioner who carefully aligns his strategy with the business goals of his clients.

Ben Esplin's Profile

Ben Esplin is an intellectual property attorney focused on building value for technology companies at all stages of the corporate lifecycle, from Fortune 100 companies to venture-backed and bootstrapped technology startups. In addition to founding his firm, Esplin & Associates, PC, in 2019, to provide patent application and prosecution services to technology companies, he is an advisor in the Berkeley SkyDeck Accelerator at UC Berkeley, and is currently an investor, adviser or on the board of directors for technology companies within a variety of different industries, including fintech, payments, gaming, legal tech, fashion, cannabis, cloud computing, data security and labour safety. 

In his work with clients at Esplin & Associates, Mr Esplin provides in-depth support on a variety of issues, including innovation discovery and intellectual property portfolio strategy. He stands out for his abilities to communicate with all stakeholders to a patent portfolio, including business executives, in-house attorneys and technical innovators, to facilitate the development of strategy satisfying the, at times, disparate priorities of these groups, and to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of execution.

Mr Esplin is one of the most prolific practitioners before the USPTO, routinely ranking in the top 15 per year for applications filed and allowed, among other categories. Since beginning his intellectual property career at the USPTO as a patent examiner over 20 years ago, he has participated in the patent system as a patent examiner, a patent attorney and an inventor, and he leverages this spectrum of experience to facilitate the stellar track record of Esplin & Associates at obtaining positive outcomes for clients at the USPTO and beyond.

Additionally, Mr Esplin has continued to develop and teach a patent prosecution curriculum for undergraduate interns of the firm since the inception of Esplin & Associates.  This programme has been a source of inclusion and diversity within the patent industry and has provided an entry point to law firm employment and law school for many young people with diverse backgrounds.



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