Ben D. Tobor: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Ben D. Tobor

Shareholder
Houston,  TX  U.S.A.
Phone713.374.3568

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Emerging Technology
  • Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation
  • Life Sciences & Medical Technology
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 713.374.3568
Fax: 713.754.7568
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Ben-D-Tobor
 
University The University of Texas at Austin, B.S.M.E., 1969
 
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1973
 
Admitted1974, Texas; Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement

•Board of Directors, Justice for Children, 1999 - 2009

•Member, American Bar Association

•Member, American and Houston Intellectual Property Law Associations

•Board of Directors, Secretary, Center for Medicine After the Holocaust, 2010-Present

•Member, Houston Bar Association; Life fellow, Houston Bar Foundation

•Member, International Trademark Association

•Member, State Bar of Texas; Life fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

•Master of the Bench, The Houston Intellectual Property American Inn of Court Fellow: of the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation. Ben provides volunteer legal services for various charitable and public service organizations, including Justice for Children, The Escape Center, and Cenikor.

Prior to moving to Houston, Ben served as a Patent Examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and as a law clerk to Judge Phillip B. Baldwin of the U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals in Washington, D.C., which was the predecessor court of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Awards & Recognition

•Listed,The Best Lawyers in America, Copyright Law; Patent Law; Trademark Law, 2007-2014

•Listed, ChambersUSA Guide, 2004-2014

•Listed,Super Lawyersmagazine,Texas Super Lawyers, 2006-2013

•Listed,Texas' Best Lawyers, 2008-2013

•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5AV , BV , AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Associated News & Events

Press-Releases

05.28.14 Twelve Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

05.23.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

09.19.13 19 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Named 2013 Texas Super Lawyers

08.19.13 25 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Named 2014 Best Lawyers in America

06.10.13 Eleven Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Included in Chambers USA Guide 2013

05.28.13 Chambers USA Guide 2013 Includes 176 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, 33 Practice Areas

09.24.12 24 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Included in 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

06.07.12 2012 Chambers USA Guide Includes More than 170 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, 38 Practice Areas

04.12.11 Ten Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys to be Ranked in Chambers USA 2011 Edition

09.13.10 Sixteen Greenberg Traurig Texas Shareholders selected as Super Lawyers by Texas Super Lawyers Magazine Member:

Professional & Community Involvement

•Board of Directors, Justice for Children, 1999 - 2009

•Member, American Bar Association

•Member, American and Houston Intellectual Property Law Associations

•Board of Directors, Secretary, Center for Medicine After the Holocaust, 2010-Present

•Member, Houston Bar Association; Life

 
BornChicago, Illinois, April 4, 1947
 
Biography

Ben D. Tobor has practiced intellectual property law in Houston since 1975. Ben focuses his practice on counseling clients in all aspects of acquisition, enforcement, and licensing of intellectual property rights including patents, copyrights, and trademarks, both in the United States and internationally. He has experience working with companies to protect and enhance their key brands and corporate images through strategic management of their worldwide trademark portfolios.

His practice includes representing international and domestic corporations, as well as individuals, in the fields of medical equipment and devices, oil patch equipment, restaurants, air conditioning and heating equipment, refuse collection and disposal, chemicals and chemical processing, and computer software, among others.

One of Ben's clients, for whom he obtained numerous patents in the field of coronary stents, was awarded the 1996 Texas Inventor of the Year Award by the State Bar of Texas. This patent work also earned him special recognition in IP Worldwide magazine's August 2001 special report, Patent Plums, which recognized the most valuable U.S. patents and the lawyers who nurtured them. He was also recognized in IP Worldwide magazine's August 2002 special report, 10 Patents that Changed the World, as having been the attorney that obtained one of those patents. In 2006, his client was inducted to the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

He is a past President of the Houston Young Lawyers Association, a Life fellow of the Houston and Texas Bar Foundations, and a Charter fellow of the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation. Ben provides volunteer legal services for various charitable and public service organizations, including Justice for Children, The Escape Center, and Cenikor.

Prior to moving to Houston, Ben served as a Patent Examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and as a law clerk to Judge Phillip B. Baldwin of the U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals in Washington, D.C., which was the predecessor court of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Copyright Law; Patent Law; Trademark Law, 2007-2015

•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2004-2014

•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers, 2006-2014

•Listed, Texas' Best Lawyers, 2008-2013

•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 AV, BV, AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Associated News & Events

09.22.14 20 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Named 2014 Texas Super Lawyers

09.09.14 28 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Named 2015 Best Lawyers in America

05.28.14 Twelve Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

05.23.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

09.19.13 19 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Named 2013 Texas Super Lawyers

08.19.13 25 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Named 2014 Best Lawyers in America

06.10.13 Eleven Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Included in Chambers USA Guide 2013

05.28.13 Chambers USA Guide 2013 Includes 175 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, 33 Practice Areas

09.24.12 24 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Included in 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

04.12.11 Ten Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys to be Ranked in Chambers USA 2011 Edition

 
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Ben D. Tobor

1000 Louisiana, Suite 1700
HoustonTX 77002




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