• Over 20 years of diverse patent experience, working as an examiner at the US Patent and Trademark Office and as an agent and attorney in law firms
  • Patent Application examining, searching, preparation and prosecution: small molecule chemistry, biologics, biochemistry, polymers, molecular biology, semiconductors, medical devices, and mechanical applications
  • Opinions and client counseling: freedom-to-operate, patentability, infringement, legal/patent strategies for maintaining IP portfolios
  • Patent litigation: legal research, motions, supporting briefs, argued many times in front of Board of Appeals and Interferences including Post Grant Reviews and Inter Partes Review at the USPTO
  • Due Diligence studies
  • Supervision and training of subordinates and teaching clients
  • George Mason University School of Law
    Arlington, VA
    Juris Doctor 2001
    Intellectual Property Tract
    Received Awards for Highest Grades in Copyright and International Patent Law
  • University of Rochester
    Post-Doctoral Fellowship Position Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 1997-1998
    Advisor: Steven Pascal
  • University of Arizona
    Rochester, NY
    Tucson, AZ
    Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry in the Chemistry Department, 1997
    Dissertation Title: Indirect Detection of 77Se, 119Sn and 125Te by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
    Advisor: Richard S. Glass
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Bachelor of Science Biochemistry 1986 Bachelor of Science Molecular Biology 1986
  • Patent Attorney 2013 to present Ben Schroeder Law, PLLC
  • Patent Attorney 2011 to 2013 Leak & Schroeder, PLLC
  • Patent Attorney 2005 to 2011 Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, LLP (previously Kilpatrick Stockton)
  • Patent Attorney 2002 to 2004 Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP (BSKB)
  • Patent Agent/Technical Advisor 2001 to 2002 BSKB
  • Patent Examiner 1999 to 2000 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Art Units 1611/1624
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship 1997 to 1998 Advisor: Steven Pascal University of Rochester
  • Graduate Research Fellow 1990 to 1997 Advisor: Richard Glass University of Arizona
  • Graduate Research Fellowship in NMR Advisor: Neil Jacobsen
  • 1994 to 1996 University of Arizona
  • Graduate Teaching Fellow 1990 to 1994 Supervisor: Steven Brown University of Arizona
  • U.S. Peace Corps
    Gamboula, Central African Republic Volunteer Extension Agent

    • Worked with farmers in aquaculture with Tilapia nilotica.
    • Worked with farmers in apiculture.

1987 to 1989

  • Block E., Birringer, M., DeOrazio, R., Fabian, J, Glass, R.S., Guo, C., He, C., Lorance, E., Qian, Q., Schroeder, T.B., Shan, Z., Thiruvazhi, M., Wilson, G.S., and Zhang, X.; Synthesis, Properties, Oxidation, and Electrochemistry of 1,2-Dichalcogenins. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 122, 5052, (2000).
  • Knothe, G., Glass, R. S., Schroeder, T. B., Bagby, M. O; Reaction of Isolated Double Bonds with Selenium Dioxide/ Hydrogen Peroxide. Formation and Characterization of Novel Selenite Esters. Synthesis, 57, (1997).
  • Glass, R. S.; Pollard, J. R.; Schroeder, T.B.; Lichtenberger, D. L.; Block, E.; DeOrazio, R.; Guo, C.; Spectroscopic, Theoretical and Electrochemical Studies of 1,2-Dithiins. Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon, 120/121, 439, (1997).
  • Block, E.; Glass, R. S.; DeOrazio, R.; Lichtenberger, D. L.; Pollard, J. R.; Russell, E. E.; Schroeder, T.B.; Thiruvazhi M.; Toscano, P. J.; Significant Intramolecular Sulfur-Sulfur Interactions in cis- and trans-2,3-Dimethyl-5,6-dithiabicyclo(2.1.1)hexane. Synlett, 525, (1997).
  • Kaminski, R., Glass, R.S., Schroeder, T.B., Michalski, J., and Skowroska, A.; Monoselenophosphate; Its Hydrolysis and Ability to Phosphorylate Alcohols and Amines. Bioorganic Chemistry, 25, 247, (1997).
  • Schroeder, T.B., Job, C., Brown, M.F., Glass, R.S., You, N., Block, E.; 21H-{125}Te Indirect Detection in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectra of Organotellurium Compounds. Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, 35, 752, (1997).
  • Farooqui, F., Sabahi, M., Schroeder, T.B., and Glass, R.S., Synthesis and NMR Spectroscopic Analysis of a Conformationally Constrained Selenolactone. Scientia Iranica, 4, 121, (1997).
  • Schroeder, T.B., Job, C., Brown, M.F., Glass, R.S.; Glass Indirect Detection of Selenium-77 in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectra of Organoselenium Compounds. Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, 33, 191, (1995).
  • Cahoon, S.A., Wooten, A.L., Bailey, R.A., Schroeder, T.B., Grab, L.T., Protecting the Validity of Your Pharmaceutical Patents After KSR, 01 May 2009 BIO International Convention.
  • Kristin Mallatt Crall, Brenda O. Holmes, Charles W. Calkins, Larry Roberts, Christopher M. Durkee, T. Benjamin Schroeder; Federal Circuit issues important patent term adjustment ruling; Association of Corporate Council website, published January 11, 2010.
  • Leak, Frank L, and Benjamin Schroeder, Myriad Genetics: It’s Now Up to the Supremes, Intellectual Property Law Section website for the North Carolina Bar, published March 8, 2012.
  • Taught and lectured clients during BSKB’s summer training program and Advanced Training Program on claim construction, chemical patent practice, biotechnology patent practice, documenting dates of invention, double patenting, and utility.
  • Presented lectures to members of Firm (BSKB and Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton) on many aspects of patent law.
  • Member of Piedmont Opera Board of Directors since 2007
  • Head of Legal and Personnel committee for Piedmont Opera since 2009
  • Member of IPO since 2008 and member of Pharmaceutical committee since 2008 Member of AIPLA since 2001
  • Member of Board of the School for Exceptional Children since 2011
  • Named Legal Elite by Business North Carolina Magazine 2011 and 2012
  • Named Super Lawyer 2019

Fluent in French and Sango and proficient in various computer languages. Working knowledge of other languages such as Spanish, Italian and German.

  • North Carolina (2007), Virginia (2002), and United States Patent and Trademark Office (2001)