Benjamen C. Linden



Ben brings his intellectual curiosity, diverse experience, and technical acumen to solve a variety of challenging legal and business issues. Ben’s practice is focused in the area of intellectual property where he has represented a diverse group of clients—from solo inventors to Fortune 500 industry leaders—in a wide range of industries. He has experience in both patent monetization and patent litigation.

Ben attended law school at the William Mitchell College of Law focusing his studies on intellectual property and international law. As a research assistant to Professor John Radsan, Ben helped research and write articles in the areas of international humanitarian law and constitutional law. At William Mitchell, Ben developed an independent research program which allowed him to travel to Cuba to meet and interview University of Havana faculty and intellectual property practitioners. While in school, Ben also served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Franklin L. Noel and the Honorable Ann D. Montgomery, U.S. District Court, Minnesota.

Ben came to law school after working four years in a number of federal agencies for the defense contractor, BAE Systems. There, he used his undergraduate degree in computer science to support federal biometric identification programs and information technology management.

Super Lawyers Rising Star Benjamen Linden
Northstar Lawyer
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2023 edition)
  • Named a “Minnesota Rising Star,” Super Lawyers (2016-2022)
  • Named a “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services (2015-2016)
  • As a third year law student, Ben was recognized for his excellence in the study of federal law and practice by receiving the 2012 “Harry A. Sieben Award” from the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

While at William Mitchell, Ben volunteered as a student clerk at the Federal Public Defenders Office. He has continued his volunteer work in the area of criminal law as a current Special Assistant State Public Defender and expanded his pro bono experience into the area of immigration law.

Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Spoken Languages
  • Italian
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude (2012); Jessup International Law Moot Court competitor (2011)
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, B.S. in Computer Science (2004)
Professional Associations
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter


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