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Benjamin J. Byer

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Seattle, WA, USA


Ben Byer’s practice focuses on litigation involving patent infringement claims and cybersecurity, including biometric privacy, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and related trade secret misappropriation and copyright infringement claims. He litigates before trial and appellate courts nationwide, representing clients in disputes involving cellphone hardware, cellular communication standards, tablets, image processing, payment systems, e-commerce, internet-based customer service, search engine ranking algorithms, photogrammetry, electro-optical systems, internet chat, speech recognition, laser devices, control systems, and automotive products. Ben has a diverse technical background that includes electrical engineering, computer architecture, and atomic physics research.

Additional Qualifications

  • Associate, Merchant & Gould P.C., Seattle, 2006-2008
  • Senior Research Assistant, Physics Department: Penning Trap Mass Spectrometer, University of Washington, Seattle, 2003
  • Research Assistant, Electrical Engineering Department: ACME Lab, University of Washington, Seattle, 2003

Professional & Community Activities

  • Director, The Seattle Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Washington State Patent Law Association

Professional Recognition

  • Listed as an "Associate to Watch" in Intellectual Property (Washington) by Chambers USA, 2012-2015; Listed as "Up and Coming" in Intellectual Property (Washington), 2016-2017
  • Selected to "Washington Rising Stars," Thomson Reuters, 2012-2016
Benjamin J. Byer is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters The Cybersecurity-Biometric Privacy Tension and Evolving Litigation Defenses - Nineteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Monday, May 07, 2018
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