Benno M. Guggenheimer

Benno M. Guggenheimer



More than a decade of experience in patent law. Represents some of the most recognizable names in Silicon Valley and the tech industry at large. Manages international patent portfolios for multinational companies.

Benno Guggenheimer brings his technical background to bear on his patent work for Fortune 500 companies. His practice includes patent prosecution and patent analysis, with a focus on electronic devices, software products, medical devices and automated systems.

Benno works closely with his clients to develop and maintain patent portfolios that are relevant and commercially viable. With a background in engineering, Benno routinely provides analysis for patent acquisitions, preparation for licensing and license enforcement for consumer electronics, software products and a variety of other technical areas. Benno also applies his litigation experience to patent disputes and is skilled at patent due diligence, asset assertion and infringement analysis.

Prior to joining the firm, Benno worked as an associate at a top-tier San Francisco firm.  

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  • J.D., 2008, UCLA School of Law
  • B.S.M.E., 1995, Colorado State University, Honors Scholar, cum laude

Previous Experience

Senior Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager, Dakocytomation (Dako)

Senior Hardware Engineer, Agilent Technologies

Project Engineer, CBW Automation


  • Colorado
  • California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office



"Benno is an incredibly sophisticated and knowledgeable IP practitioner who has the added strength of being able to share his knowledge and expertise in a warm, direct manner." "He always has the client's best interest in mind." – Chambers USA, 2023

"Benno is a very bright attorney who is very good at distilling complex patent issues into bite-sized, manageable pieces." "Benno is excellent. He combines deep knowledge and sound judgment with a nuanced appreciation of the commercial realities his clients face." – Chambers USA, 2022

Chambers USA, 2022-2024

IAM Patent 1000, 2020-2024

Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2018

Senior Articles Editor, Journal of Law and Technology, UCLA School of Law