2017 National Technology Law Conference

Microelectronics and Information Research Center, National Chiao Tung University

Speaking Engagement | October.25.2017

Hsinchu, Taiwan
Three Orrick partners spoke at the 2017 National Technology Law Conference in Taiwan on October 26, 2017. Jay Jurata was speaker for “Global Licensing of SEP, FRAND Compliance and Patent Exhaustion.” Robert Benson and Jeffrey Johnson presented "Recent Developments in U.S. Patent Law and Litigation - and Significant Changes on the Horizon."


  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Geistiges Eigentum
  • Taipei
  • Japan
  • China

Robert Benson Partner

Orange County; Taipeh

For more than three decades, Robert Benson has dedicated himself to helping clients resolve their most challenging legal disputes and prevail in high-stakes patent litigation. As the leader of Orrick's Taiwan practice, Robert blends his commitment to serving others with his legal acumen, creativity, integrity, and collaborative leadership to attain the best possible results for his clients.

Robert has handled a wide range of commercial and intellectual property litigation in federal and state courts, litigated Section 337 investigations before the ITC, represented both patent owners and petitioners in PTAB proceedings, obtained injunctive relief, and argued before the Federal Circuit. He has handled both offensive and defensive patent licensing and litigation, and has implement strategies that incorporate inter partes review and reexamination proceedings. Robert has a long track record of success in matters involving semiconductors, graphics processing, mobile devices, computer hardware and software, LED technology, medical devices, and countless other products and consumer electronics.

Since 2017, Robert has led Orrick’s Taiwan practice. In Chambers Global 2023, Robert is the only attorney ranked in the U.S. for Intellectual Property – Foreign Expert for Taiwan. Global corporations headquartered in Asia trust him to navigate the unique issues, claims, and defenses that arise in multinational litigation and cross-border disputes. Please click here to read his bio in Simplified Chinese.

Robert’s commitment to service extends beyond his professional clients. Over the past 25 years, Robert established programs in Asia, Africa, and North and South America that provided full-time custodial care for hundreds of abandoned or abused children and then enabled them to attend universities and launch their careers. He is the founder of Arms of Love International, a charitable organization that operates family-based homes for children permanently separated from their families, and Love Forward, a program that provides a higher education for women who have transitioned out of orphanages, crises centers, and other residential programs. In his book, Love Forward, Robert shares the life stories of some of the young women and men who grew up in the Arms of Love homes, together with his personal story, to encourage and inspire others in their own endeavors. In recognition of his service, Orrick awarded Robert its Community Responsibility Award in 2017.



  • Life Sciences Sector
  • Geistiges Eigentum
  • Patente

Jeffrey Johnson Partner


Jeffrey Johnson resolves complex commercial and IP litigation for the high-tech, energy and life science industries. Jeffrey earned his reputation as a first class litigator in the Eastern District of Texas, one of the nation’s toughest jurisdictions. Known for extricating clients out of multi-faceted litigation with creative settlements, he now represents clients throughout the country and in Asia.

Jeffrey manages all aspects of litigation from discovery to arguing motions and Markman hearings to trial. He has also been Lead counsel on both IPR and CBM actions and argued IPR hearings. Jeffrey’s diverse experience allows him to efficiently and effectively manage all types of cases. Depending on each client’s specific business objective, he can compose a lean team to quickly resolve a minor matter, or lead a massive joint defense group across multiple jurisdictions. 

With his doctorate degree in chemistry and engineering and his prior work as a scientist, Jeffrey brings a robust understanding of technical issues. Jeffrey has litigated matters concerning in a variety of technologies, including:

  • High-tech: semiconductor technology, integrated circuits, Internet protocols and security software, fuel cells, adhesives, telecommunications, handsets, and distributed systems
  • Energy: liquefied natural gas, gas-to-liquids, hydrocarbon recovery, well completion, wireline, downhole tools, drilling equipment, drilling muds, proppants, coriolis flowmeters, mud additives, mineralogy, chemical processing and polymer chemistry
  • Life Sciences: pharmaceuticals, medical devices, DNA sequencing and software