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Benjamin Anger

Ben Anger is a litigation partner in our San Diego office.  

Mr. Anger has a broad intellectual property litigation practice, having handled cases involving utility patents, design patents, trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, unfair competition, and breach of contract throughout California and nationwide.  Mr. Anger is very active in Knobbe Martens’ Inter Partes Review practice.  He has led team efforts in Inter Partes Review in the life sciences, chemistry, and medical devices industries.

He has worked on a diverse range of matters involving medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, consumer products, and sports equipment.

Mr. Anger has handled matters for a diverse array of clients, including Becton Dickinson, Smith & Nephew, Edwards Life Sciences, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, and Malibu Boats.  Mr. Anger’s clients range from small, fast-growth companies to international corporations with billions of dollars of market share and extensive IP portfolios. 

Mr. Anger is a registered patent attorney.  Though his practice now focuses on dispute resolution, he has extensive experience in patent prosecution, having obtained numerous patents for clients in various technology areas.  He also has extensive experience in conducting and defending IP due diligence.

Prior to joining the firm in 2009, Mr. Anger graduated from William & Mary Law School where he served in leadership positions in the school’s Intellectual Property Law Association. He also externed with the Honorable James E. Bradberry, Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia.

Prior to law school, Mr. Anger worked for the consulting firms Accenture and CGI, developing and implementing large-scale enterprise computer systems for the private sector and government clients.

William & Mary School of Law, J.D.
University of Utah, B.S., Chemical Engineering
State Bar of California
U.S. District Court – Southern District of California
U.S. District Court – Western District of Tennessee
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Aesthetic & Cosmetic Biotechnology



Diagnostic Tools


Personalized Medicine

Research Tools & Reagents

Synthetic Biology & Nanotechnology


Tissue Engineering


Chemical, Industrial & Materials

Analytical Chemistry

Automation & Robotics


Building Construction

Building Products & Materials

Chemical Engineering

Combinatorial Chemistry

Concrete & Aggregates

Construction & Home Improvement

Cosmetics & Personal Care Products


Food Chemistry

Fuel Cells & Batteries


HVAC & Passive Ventilation


Machine Shops

Mining Chemicals

Oil & Gas

Organic Chemistry


Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Physical Chemistry



Pool & Spa




Consumer Products & Services

Aesthetics & Personal Care Products

Food & Beverage

Restaurants & Hospitality

Sporting Goods & Recreation


Biodegradable Materials

Bioenergy & Biofuels


Clean Technology


Drinking Water Treatment

Energy Conservation

Energy Efficient Technologies

Geothermal Energy

Green Building & Construction

Green Chemistry

Remediation & Bioremediation

Medical Devices & Procedures

Ablation Technology

Aesthetics & Implants

AI & Machine Learning


Annulus & Nucleus Repair


Biocompatible Polymers & Coatings


Catheters & Probes

Chronic Total Occlusions

Deep Venous Thrombosis

Dental Devices

Dermatology & Aesthetics


Drug Eluting & Drug Delivery Devices

Ear, Nose, & Throat

Embolic Protection & Clot Retrieving




Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occlusion

Medical Informatics & Software Systems




Stents, Valves, & Delivery Systems

Structural Heart

Tissue Engineering

Trans Septal Crossing

Transcatheter & Surgical Aortic, Mitral & Tricuspid Valve Replacement

Wound Care


Diagnostic Tools

Personalized Medicine

Research Tools & Reagents



Appellate Litigation
HatchWaxman Litigation
Inter Partes Review (IPR)
IP Strategy
IP Transactions and Agreements
Opinions Counseling
Patent Litigation
Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) Litigation
PostGrant Review (PGR)
PTAB Overview
Tech Transactions
Trademark and Brand Protection Litigation
Unfair Competition Litigation

Ben Anger - San Diego Business Journal - 2015 Best of the Bar

  • Named to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch guide, which “recognizes lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice”, for Patent Litigation (2024)
  • Named a 2016-2018 “San Diego Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine for his work in intellectual property litigation.
  • Named to the San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ) 2015 “Best of the Bar” list.
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Licensing Executive Society, San Diego Chapter, Sponsorship Chair (2015)
  • San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association
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