Benjamin D. Rotman

Of Counsel

bdrotman@gct.law

Contacts

Direct: 312.696.1369

Pronouns: 
He/Him/His

Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property

Ben Rotman helps businesses and inventors protect and develop their innovations.

Clients turn to Ben for intellectual property portfolio development and management. He actively works with clients to develop patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret strategies in the fields of medical devices, electro-mechanical devices, consumer products, toys, clothing, food and beverage products, as well as emerging CBD and cannabis related products.

Ben concentrates his practice in the areas of:

  • Intellectual property portfolio development and management
  • Patent and Trademark prosecution as well as availability searches and clearance opinions
  • Copyright registration
  • Internet domain disputes and online enforcement actions

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.

In his spare time, Ben enjoys bike riding with his kids, leaning about the latest gadgets, and riding the roller coaster that is Chicago sports!

EDUCATION

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

BAR ADMISSIONS

Illinois, 2011
USPTO, 2012

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

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

COURT ADMISSIONS

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

HONORS & AWARDS

Superlawyers Rising Star, 2020-2021

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Deerfield Parks Foundation

  • Vice President January 2020 – Present
  • Board Member April 2018 – Present

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