Benjamin C. Jensen


  • Overview


    Benjamin Jensen represents clients in litigation and regulatory compliance matters involving technology, data privacy and cybersecurity. He is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property + Technology and Business Litigation Groups, as well as the Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. Ben also leads the firm’s Financial Services Cyber-Compliance Team and the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Technology initiative.

    Technology Litigation

    Ben represents business clients in technology-based disputes, including intellectual property litigation in federal courts throughout the country. His experience includes patent infringement litigation in the Eastern District of Texas and the Southern District of New York. He has also managed major litigations in federal courts involving theft of trade secrets, trademark infringement, including proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, software license disputes and copyright infringement, including claims under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. He is a member of the Janet Bond Arterton Intellectual Property Inn of Court.

    Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

    As a member of the Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team and co-chair of the Financial Services Cyber-Compliance Team, Ben assists clients in developing policies and procedures to comply with state and federal data privacy and security laws and regulations. He works with companies to investigate potential data breaches and to comply with notification requirements under applicable law. He is a regular contributor to the firm’s Data Privacy + Security Insider blog, with a focus on cryptocurrency and applications of blockchain technology.

    Complex Business Litigation and Regulatory Proceedings

    Ben represents business clients in complex litigation matters nationwide. In addition to intellectual property litigation, he has handled specialized subject matter including defense of class actions, complex construction litigation and regulatory proceedings before the Connecticut Departments of Banking, Public Health and Social Services. His litigation experience includes jury and bench trials in state and federal courts.

    Community Involvement

    In addition to his legal practice, Ben is actively involved in the local business and philanthropic communities, having served as the chair of Hartford Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs and previously on the Board of Directors for the American School for the Deaf. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Connecticut Forum.

    He has been selected to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list from 2013 to 2019.

  • Experience
    • Experience


      • Represented general contractor in five-week jury trial in construction defect case, obtaining favorable verdict for client.

      • Represented major international pharmacy retailer in connection with multiple Medicaid audits. Obtained only successful administrative appeal brought in Superior Court challenging the Department of Social Service’s administration of its sampling and extrapolation methodologies for determining overpayments.

      • Successfully defended business owner in claims brought by commercial landlord for breach of lease. Following bench trial, the court ruled in client’s favor on defense of constructive eviction and awarded damages on counterclaim against landlord.

      • Obtained judgment in favor of healthcare insurer in claim brought by former broker for payment of commissions following bench trial. 

      • Successfully obtained summary judgment and damages in excess of $1 million in representing former member of a limited liability company in a dispute over his buyout agreement in a decision that was upheld by the Connecticut Supreme Court.

      • Successfully litigated case on behalf of software provider against licensees alleging copyright infringement and circumvention of security measures in violation of Digital Millennium Copyright Act, obtaining favorable settlement for client.

      • Represented developer of patented healthcare auditing system in patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation action in the Southern District of New York.

      • Represented ticketing software company in defending patent infringement claims and in license disputes in actions brought in the Eastern District of Texas.

      • Successfully obtained dismissal of consumer class action on behalf of major insurance company in claims brought in New York state court involving obligations of insurer in connection with exercise of subrogation rights.

      • Represented national cosmetics manufacturer in litigation in the Southern District of New York alleging infringement of design patents.

      • Representation of major regional bank in defending class action alleging assessment of improper late charges regarding open-ended credit agreements.
      • Successfully argued before the Connecticut Appellate Court on behalf of a national mortgage lender that a mortgage was not a consumer contract pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 42-150bb.

      • Represented international manufacturer of components for military helicopters in complex trade secret litigation in the District of Connecticut.

      • Represented health care center in challenges to Department of Social Services Medicaid reimbursement rate appeals.

      • Represented mortgage lender and servicer in defending consumer action alleging violations of state and federal debt collection practices laws, striking all claims from case related to lender's reporting of credit information to agencies.

      • Represented nutritional supplement company in defending patent infringement allegations filed in the Eastern District of Texas.

      • Represented national automotive service company in defending trademark infringement action in the Southern District of Ohio.

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    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      Connecticut Bar Association

      Hartford County Bar Association

      Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs
      Chairman (2008 - 2009)

      Janet Bond Arterton IP Inn of Court (2015)

      Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellow
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Selected to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list from 2013 to 2019.

      Selected as a Rising Star to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list from 2010 to 2012.

      Named a Connecticut Law Tribune 2019 "New Leader in the Law"

      Hartford Business Journal, 2019 "Forty Under 40" Honoree  

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      American School for the Deaf
      Board of Directors (2010 - 2016)

      The Connecticut Forum
      Board of Directors (2013 - present)
    • Publications


      "Designing Around a Patent as an Alternative to a License," co-authored with Brian E. Moran, published on (7/30/2019)
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      "Applying Old Laws to New Technologies: The Challenges of Regulating Cryptocurrencies," article featured in Robinson+Cole's IP+T Intelligence Newsletter (Q2 2018)

    • Presentations


      "Evolving Data Privacy Laws," co-presented with Deborah A. George, hosted at the University of Connecticut-Stamford campus (2/6/2020)
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      "Privacy, Cybersecurity, and the Health Care Industry: Threats, Risks and Mitigation," co-presented with Kathryn M. Rattigan and Kathleen M. Porter, at the 2019 Health Law Symposium in Boston (3/22/2019)

      "Blockchain: More Than Cryptocurrency," moderator for forum presented by the MIT Enterprise Forum of Connecticut (5/15/2018)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • July 31, 2019

        Brian Moran and Ben Jensen Co-Author Article on Designing Around a Patent as an Alternative to a License Published on

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      • May 17, 2019

        CT Law Tribune Honors Four Firm Lawyers at 2019 CT Legal Awards Event

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      • March 28, 2019

        Ben Jensen, Kathy Porter and Kathryn Rattigan Present at the 2019 Health Law Symposium

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      • October 18, 2018

        51 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • May 24, 2018

        Ben Jensen Moderates Panel Discussion on Blockchain Technology

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      • November 24, 2010

        Business Litigation Attorney Joins Board of the American School for the Deaf

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      • November 14, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Gains Over 30 Former Thelen Attorneys in Hartford, Connecticut and New York City

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      R+C News Releases

      • October 19, 2019

        52 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • October 9, 2019

        Ben Jensen Named to Hartford Business Journal’s 2019 “40 Under Forty” Class

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      • December 5, 2018

        Robinson+Cole Elects New Partners

      • October 17, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • October 18, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • October 19, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • October 17, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers

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      • December 11, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Elects Four New Partners and Promotes Six Counsel

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      • July 8, 2013

        Ben Jensen Selected to Board of Connecticut Forum

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      • October 22, 2012

        Super Lawyers® Names 49 Robinson & Cole Attorneys to 2012 List and Recognizes 26 as Rising Stars

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    • Legal Updates/Newsletters

      Legal Updates/Newsletters

      "IP+T Intelligence Newsletter" co-authored with Alaine C. Doolan, Jacqueline Pennino Scheib and Nathaniel T. Arden (Q2 2018)

      "New York’s Landmark Cybersecurity Regulation Amendment Proposed, Deadlines Looming" co-authored with Linn F. Freedman, Norman H. Roos, Scott N. Siedor and Carrie C. Turner (2/15/2018)