Ben J. Mahon Associate
Ben Mahon is an Associate at McAndrews, where he focuses his practice on patent litigation with a concentration on the biological, chemical and pharmaceutical arts. Ben has extensive experience in both district court litigation and inter partes review proceedings before the patent office, as well as experience with appeals before the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court. Ben has helped achieved numerous successful outcomes for clients, including:
Ben graduated summa cum laude from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he served as Vice President of the Moot Court Honor Society and Notes and Comments Editor for the Chicago-Kent Law Review. Ben won the Novony Moot Court Scholar Award for superior academic achievement and earned CALI awards for the highest grade in many classes, including Patent Litigation, Genetics and the Law, Trademarks, Legal Writing I and II, and Contracts.
Prior to law school, Ben taught Advanced Placement Biology and Honors Physics in one of Chicago’s top public high schools. Ben also helped coach the boys’ cross-country team to a 2012 state championship – the first for a Chicago Public School since 1963. Prior to that, Ben earned a teaching certificate from Northwestern University and his Bachelors of Science in Human Biology, Health and Society from Cornell University. Ben currently manages McAndrews’ pro bono expungement and appeals initiative and helps teach a law school course on Post Grant Practice before the patent office.