Benjamin D. Rotman

Benjamin D. Rotman
Of Counsel


Intellectual Property


  • Intellectual property portfolio development and management
  • Anti-counterfeiting enforcement
  • Development of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret strategies
  • Patent application prosecution and negotiation and preparation of licensing agreements
  • Trademark and service mark availability searches and clearance opinions, copyright registration
  • Internet domain disputes and enforcement actions


Supreme Court of the State of Illinois
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States Patent and Trademark Office


Superlawyers Rising Star - 2020, 2021


J.D. from DePaul University College of Law, with an Intellectual Property Certificate, 2011
B.S. in in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2005


Illinois, 2011


Chicago Kent Patent Hub, Board Member
Lawyers for the Creative Arts, Volunteer


Ben is an active member of the pro-bono community serving as a Board Member of the Chicago Kent Patent Hub and a volunteer for Lawyers for the Creative Arts. As a Board Member, Ben works to provide inventors in need with access to pro-bono patent prosecution services. Ben has been recognized and honored by the USPTO for his pro-bono contributions.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Ben worked as a Senior Mechanical Engineer with Motorola Mobility where he provided mechanical and electro-mechanical component and assembly design, service design and was involved in project prototyping, finite element analysis, materials analysis and research, design of experiments, tolerance analysis, statistical analysis and intellectual property development. Along with his engineering teams, Ben worked to deliver compelling mobile devices and DROID smartphones. As part of his engineering experience, Ben completed Motorola’s Six Sigma Green Belt, Yellow Belt and White belt training in statistical analysis, experimental optimization and quality control directives. Ben draws on his corporate experiences and work with inventors, engineers, and business teams to add value and perspective to his clients.