Jury Trial Experience

  • Northern District of Illinois
  • District of Delaware
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Southern District of Florida

Direction IP LAW

Litigation Experience

  • Lead counsel in numerous patent litigations
  • Seven Patent trials (six jury trials,  one bench trial) and two arbitrations
  • Argued numerous summary judgment motions, claim constructions, motions to transfer, motions to dismiss
  • Examined and defended over 100 depositions, including inventors, experts, and executives
  • Briefed and argued appeals before the Federal Circuit
  • Negotiated hundreds of settlement agreements

Direction IP Law is a law firm focused on protecting intellectual property ("IP") assets.  

Hearing Experience

  • Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • N.D. Illinois (Claim Construction)
  • N.D. California (Motion to Dismiss)
  • D. Delaware (Claim Construction, Summary Judgment, Motion to Dismiss)
  • S.D. Florida (Claim Construction, Summary Judgment, Motion to Dismiss)
  • S.D. New York (Motion to Dismiss)
  • D. Nebraska (Claim Construction)
  • E.D. Pennsylvania
  • E.D. Texas (Claim Construction and Summary Judgment)
  • N.D. Texas (Claim Construction)
  • S.D. Texas (Motion to Dismiss)
  • W.D. Wisconsin
  • Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation
  • Illinois Appellate Court



In which Direction will your IP take you?

​(312) 291-1667          dbennett@directionip.com

Scientific Areas of Cases

  • Internet and computer systems
  • Software
  • Electrical engineering
  • Polymer chemistry (catalysts, processes, and plastics)
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical devices
  • Agriculture

Mr. Bennett's Patent Litigation and Arbitration experience 

  • serving as lead counsel in GeoTag's assertion of a patent directed to an online organizer for accessing geographical and topic information against over 300 defendants in over 100 cases;
  • serving as lead counsel in Parallel Networks' assertion of two patents directed to efficiently managing dynamic web page generation requests against Oracle Corporation, which Mr. Bennett successfully resolved on the eve of trial
  • representing Parallel Networks as lead counsel in four consolidated cases in the Eastern District of Texas accusing over 120 defendants of infringing a patent directed to internet technologies
  • representing large multinational chemical company in asserting a patent against Shell Corporation directed to a process for manufacturing ethylene oxide using a novel catalyst. After finding infringement, a jury awarded client $112 million in damages and the court granted $40 million in interest based on Mr. Bennett's damages case and arguments
  • representing a Fortune 50 consumer products/pharmaceutical company in a case in which the client asserted that Bayer infringed a patent directed to gelcap technology used on numerous pharmaceutical products including Tylenol® gelcaps. A jury found that Bayer infringed and awarded client over $6 million in damages
  • representing a Fortune 100 chemical company in defense of a lawsuit brought by Cargill accusing client of infringing four patents directed to canola seeds and oils; the Court invalidated two of Cargill's patents based on Mr. Bennett's factual development and held the remaining two patents unenforceable due to inequitable conduct
  • representing a solo inventor in arbitrations in the field of electronic ballasts and lighting resulting in damages awards totaling tens of millions of dollars