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.
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