S. Benjamin Pleune - Alston & Bird LLP

S. Benjamin Pleune

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2015
Phone: 704-444-1098

Ben Pleune is a partner in Alston & Bird’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group, with extensive experience litigating patents in U.S. district courts, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and before the International Trade Commission. Ben has also been involved with numerous patent validity challenges before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Ben’s practice has focused on a variety of industries, including scanners, sensors, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, medical devices, Internet database and e-commerce services, robotics and military mobility components. 

Ben has been recognized as a “North Carolina Rising Star” by Super Lawyers for 2014 and 2015. He is a member of the board of directors of the Charlotte chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and a frequent author and speaker on trends and current issues in intellectual property.

Additional Information

Other Court Admissions
  • Federal district courts in the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

University of WisconsinBS 1999University of IllinoisJ.D. 2002
North Carolina Bar AssociationIntellectual Property Owners AssociationCharlotte Chamber of CommerceSouth Carolina Governor’s School for Science and MathematicsCystic Fibrosis Foundation of the Carolinas

Office Location

Bank of America Plaza, Suite 4000
101 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28280-4000
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Intellectual Property of the Charlotte Metro Area
S. Benjamin Pleune has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent

Other Information

Gender: Male