Ben Semel

Partner, Pryor Cashman

Ben Semel is a partner in Pryor Cashman�s Litigation, Digital Media and Intellectual Property Groups. He has handled numerous groundbreaking litigations on behalf of music content owners, including the LimeWire and Grooveshark litigations and the recent CRB Phonorecords III proceeding that increased the mechanical royalty rate paid by digital services to songwriters and music publishers. His intellectual property work further includes disputes over trademark and trade secret protection, copyrights in film, television, music, software, literature and architectural works, and rights of publicity and privacy, as well as allegations of idea theft. He also has an active practice in technology law, managing issues for digital media and emerging technology companies.