Ben J. Mahon Partner
Ben Mahon is a Partner at McAndrews, where he focuses his practice on patent litigation, concentrating on the biological, chemical, and pharmaceutical arts. Ben has extensive experience in both district court litigation and inter partes review proceedings before the USPTO, as well as experience with appeals before the Federal Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He has experience in all facets of litigation, including discovery, depositions, direct and cross-examination, oral argument, and legal writing. Ben has helped achieve numerous successful outcomes for clients, including:
Prior to law school, Ben taught Advanced Placement Biology and Honors Physics in one of Chicago’s top public high schools, providing him with significant experience taking scientific principles and making them digestible and understandable to laypersons. Ben uses his experience and skills developed as a teacher to persuasively argue complex legal and scientific topics in oral argument, and to effectively engage with technical experts in both direct and cross-examination.
Ben is also an avid runner, has completed 7 marathons, and in addition to teaching helped coach the boys’ cross-country team to a 2012 state championship—the first for a Chicago Public School since 1963. For his work, Ben was named Assistant Coach of the Year by the Illinois Track and Cross Country and Coaches Association. Ben combined his legal skills with his passion for high school cross country and helped obtain an emergency restraining order allowing Chicago Public Schools cross country athletes to compete in the state series after a teacher’s strike prevented athletes from participating in the regionals competition. Read about the ruling here.