James R. Bender

James Bender is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins where his practice focuses on patent litigation.

Mr. Bender represents clients in district court and the International Trade Commission, as well as in appeals before the Federal Circuit. He has experience in all aspects of litigation, including pre-suit analysis, written discovery, document collection and production, taking and defending depositions, claim construction, expert reports, dispositive motions and trial. Mr. Bender has litigated cases relating to smartphones, microprocessors, fiber optic components, automobile sensors, computer databases, internet routing, ecommerce and many other technologies.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, Mr. Bender worked for five years as a software engineer at Scientific Learning Corp., where he developed innovative neuroscience-based educational software products. He received his JD from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. From 2013-2014, Mr. Bender served as a law clerk to the Honorable Todd M. Hughes of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.