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Patent, Trademark, IP & Business Legal Services

Benjamin C. Rothermel, Esq. who provides patent, trademark, Intellectual Property, and business legal services in Winchester, Virginia, the Shenandoah valley, the Washington, D.C. metro area, and beyond.


Serving Winchester, Virginia & the Shenandoah valley, the Washington, D.C. metro area, and beyond

Mr. Rothermel is an experienced practitioner with years of helping innovators, from individual entrepreneurs to multi-national corporations, protect their Intellectual Property in various technological fields. Located at the "top of Virginia" in Winchester, Virginia he is conveniently situated to provide services west of the Blue Ridge and the greater Washington, D.C. area. He also provides patent and trademark law services nation- and world-wide.  

Call me to set up a free consultation, or use the contact button below to directly book an appointment or send an email inquiry.


Areas of Practice


Patents and trademarks are key components of an Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio. An issued patent can be used to exclude another from engaging in certain activities that would compete with the patent holder. Establishing trademarks provides value for building a strong business identity and creates demand for goods and services. By protecting innovation through patents and trademarks, a business can develop and maintain a competitive position in the marketplace.


IP counseling and portfolio management can be crucial to leveraging innovation to bring value to a business, and is important through the life of the Intellectual Property, including filing, prosecution, maintenance, and enforcement.


IP due diligence involves evaluating the Intellectual Property of others to establish freedom to operate in a given technology field, or evaluating an IP portfolio in an acquisition transaction.  IP due diligence can also involve infringement, validity, and other types of legal opinions.


Companies and entrepreneurs know that proper business planning is an integral part of running a successful business. A solid business strategy involves the use of legal counsel during the entire business lifecycle, from the formation of a business entity, to operating the business, to navigating a successful exit from a business venture.

contracts & commercial agreements

Contracts and commercial agreements are important for well-functioning companies and business entities. Using dedicated legal counsel to advise and draft these documents helps to avoid long-term legal costs.

General Counsel Services

Companies often need the support of regular outside general counsel familiar with their operations and business objectives. It is important to have immediate access to an attorney that understands the needs of your business and is prepared to promptly respond accordingly.