Marshall, Gerstein & Borun has new chairman of litigation practices


Benjamin Horton joins Marshall, Gersteun & Borun's IP Litigation practice as chairman.   Courtesy of Marshall, Gerstein & Borun’s IP Litigation Practice

Chicago intellectual property law firm Marshall, Gerstein & Borun, LLP, announced Aug. 20 that Benjamin Horton has accepted an offer to serve as the intellectual property (IP) litigation practices' chairman.

The firm is focused on IP law and offers services in the execution of strategic IP solutions and strategies. They have been recognized by Chambers and Partners as a leading practice in this area.

“We are delighted that Ben accepted the role as chair of IP litigation," Managing Partner Jeffrey Sharp said. "His hard work and dedication to the group, coupled with his commitment to the betterment of the firm, will no doubt push our litigation practice to further success.”

Horton is a member of the Trial Bar of the Northern District of Illinois and his specialty lies within IP litigation on a federal scale. He has spoken and written about patent litigation and strategies on a consistent basis. He was recognized by SuperLawyers on their 2012–2015 Illinois Rising Stars lists which features skilled lawyers in the area of IP law. He was listed as an "Emerging Lawyer" in the first issue of Emerging Lawyers Magazine.

Horton earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and prior to earning his degree in law, he worked in the technology industry with companies specializing in the automotive and semiconductor sectors.

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