Benjamin J. Bradford is a litigation partner concentrating in intellectual property/technology litigation with a focus on computer and internet technologies. He has significant experience litigating and counseling patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright issues. Mr. Bradford’s focus on computer and internet technologies stems from his masters degree in mathematics/computer science and prior computer programming experience. In addition, he has experience in a wide variety of civil litigation matters including breach of contract, fraud, and real property issues.
Mr. Bradford has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property Litigation since 2011. His professional accomplishments include arguing a Seventh Circuit appeal and handling second-chair responsibilities at a case dispositive evidentiary hearing that resulted in a complete victory for his client. Mr. Bradford is a member of the firm’s Hiring Executive Committee, Litigation Associate Assignment Committee, and Computer Security Task Force. He also serves as a co-chair of the 2013 Summer Program.
Mr. Bradford is a member of the bars of Illinois, the Seventh Circuit, the Federal Circuit, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Also, he is a member of the Intellectual Property Association of Chicago and the Richard Linn American Inn of Court. Mr. Bradford is also regularly involved in pro-bono representation in both criminal and civil matters.