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Ben Hur litigates intellectual property and commercial disputes for companies ranging from start-ups to established corporations. He has tried over half a dozen cases as first chair, and handled numerous criminal and civil cases in state courts, federal courts, and before the International Trade Commission.

As an intellectual property and complex commercial litigator with a deep understanding of the gaming and mobile application industries, Ben Hur helps those companies and developers protect their greatest assets – innovative ideas, products and relationships. Using a client-centric approach, he recently helped various clients to safeguard cutting-edge technology, resolve a founder dispute, and secure a successful settlement which avoided litigation.

In addition to resolving intellectual property and complex commercial disputes, he also guides executives and board members of publicly traded companies through white collar criminal and securities litigation in federal courts and before the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Ben Hur litigates intellectual property and commercial disputes for companies ranging from start-ups to established corporations. He has tried over half a dozen cases as first chair, and handled numerous criminal and civil cases in state courts, federal courts, and before the International Trade Commission.

As an intellectual property and complex commercial litigator with a deep understanding of the gaming and mobile application industries, Ben Hur helps those companies and developers protect their greatest assets – innovative ideas, products and relationships. Using a client-centric approach, he recently helped various clients to safeguard cutting-edge technology, resolve a founder dispute, and secure a successful settlement which avoided litigation.

In addition to resolving intellectual property and complex commercial disputes, he also guides executives and board members of publicly traded companies through white collar criminal and securities litigation in federal courts and before the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Victories for Instacart, Qualcomm, and the San Diego County Water Authority Earn Recognition in the Recorder's Litigation Department of the Year Awards

02/26/2016

The awards recognize California litigation practices that delivered exceptional results on their clients' most critical and challenging matters. Read more

Samsung, Qualcomm Triumph At ITC In Nvidia Patent Fight

12/15/2015

The ITC cleared Samsung and Qualcomm of violating a pair of Nvidia graphics patents in a case that could have barred certain Samsung products from the U.S. market, upholding an administrative law judge's decision and ending its investigation of the Korean smartphone giant. Read more

Samsung did not infringe Nvidia graphics chip patents: U.S. ITC

10/09/2015

Robert Van Nest and his team score an important victory in the ITC, winning on all three patents. Read more

3 E-discovery Trends You Can't Afford to Ignore

09/26/2014

Matthew Werdegar and Ben Hur offer advice to in-house counsel on how to best manage e-discovery. Read more

Brian Ferrall and His Team Score Another Patent Win for Intel in the Federal Circuit

09/17/2014

The Federal Circuit declined to review a ruling in a semiconductor patent dispute that found infringement suits must be thrown out when the co-owner of a patent decides not to participate. Read more

5 Tips For Defeating A Class Cert. Bid

06/24/2014

Ben Hur comments on how to fight these high-stakes motions. Read more

Fed. Circ. Tosses University's Patent Suit Against Intel

06/09/2014

The Federal Circuit day affirmed a district court's dismissal of a suit brought by the University of New Mexico's patent arm alleging Intel Corp. infringed a patent for lithographic methods used in semiconductor manufacturing Read more

Keker & Van Nest Helps Comcast Shake Contract Claims in Networking IP Row

07/22/2013

A Delaware federal judge dealt a blow to British Telecommunications PLC in a pair of suits claiming infringement of several of data networking patents it has licensed, tossing the corporation's contracts counterclaims against Cox Communications Inc. and Comcast Corp. Read more

Traditional Gaming Meets the New Frontier

06/10/2013

Ben Hur and his fellow panelists will discuss recent developments in patent law, case law updates such as the U.S. Supreme Court’s January 2013 decision in Already, LLC v. Nike, Inc., recent developments in ITC based litigation, and practical changes resulting from 2011’s Patent Reinvention Act. Read more

Mobile/Social Gaming Clones: Evolution Or Theft?

04/24/2013

Ben Hur and Michelle Ybarra will cover what constitutes “cloning,” and how courts and current IP laws address this hot topic. Read more

Ethics Chair Hur Recalls Mirkarimi Case

12/17/2012

Ben Hur reflects on how the commission evaluated Mayor Ed Lee's suspension of Mirkarimi. Read more

Ethics Has a Winner

08/22/2012

Ethics Committee Chair Ben Hur regarded as the "unexpected star" of the Mirkarimi hearings. Read more

San Francisco Ethics Committee Chairman Ben Hur Hailed as Courageous Leader

08/18/2012

The San Francisco Chronicle lauds Mr. Hur's handling of the Ross Mirkarimi misconduct hearings. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Bid to Arbitrate Class Action

07/18/2012

The class action accuses Google of creating unfair terms of use for its online SuperPoke! Pets game, which the company shut down in March amid outcry from users who had "invested" real dollars on in-game pet customization. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Protects Accounting Firm from Hedge Fund Ponzi Suit

12/20/2011

Ben Hur and Chris Kearney knock down class certification, protecting their client from millions in damages. Read more

SF Ethics Commission Chairman Ben Hur Comments on City's Mayoral Race

08/09/2011

The San Francisco Ethics Commission oversees all campaign finance and open government laws for the City and County of San Francisco. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Dismissal of ITC Investigation

11/16/2010

Keker & Van Nest represented Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) Read more