W. Benjamin Glenn



  • Santa Clara University, J.D.
  • United states Naval Academy, B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering

Admitted to Practice

  • California
  • S. Patent and Trademark Office

Benjamin Glenn is a partner at Shay Glenn LLP, where he specializes in strategic patents and innovations counseling. Benjamin’s litigation, patent prosecution and strategic counseling experience in a range of technologies allow him to assist clients in establishing and protecting valuable intellectual property portfolios. Benjamin primarily advises venture-backed companies and investors in intellectual property matters arising during investment rounds, corporate formation, and throughout a company’s product development cycle with an emphasis in companies within the medical device industry.

Benjamin graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1987, receiving a B.S.E. in mechanical engineering. He served in the United States Navy until 1995 in a variety of engineering positions relating to power generation and distribution systems, propulsion systems, and water purification systems. While attending law school at Santa Clara University, Benjamin operated his own patent agent practice, providing patent and counseling services to established and emerging technology clients. Prior to opening the Shay Glenn LLP, Benjamin was a division patent counsel with Applied Materials, Inc. and was associated with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and Cooley Godward LLP in the areas of intellectual property litigation, patent prosecution and innovation counseling.

Benjamin is admitted to practice in California and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


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(650) 287-2187


(650) 212-7562

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