Benjamin R. (Ben) Ostapuk
Ben Ostapuk is a vice president in the Law and Policy Group and the director of patent litigation at Intel Corporation. He leads the legal team responsible for patent litigation matters and related strategic intellectual property (IP) issues for Intel and its affiliates worldwide.
Before assuming his current role in 2014, Ostapuk spent four years as senior litigation counsel at Intel, serving as a member of the company’s litigation group. During this period, he spent a year living and working in Munich, Germany. Ostapuk joined Intel in 2010 from the law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he was a partner and outside litigation counsel handling complex patent litigation matters. Earlier in his career, Ostapuk was an associate at international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. During his four-year tenure there, he served as outside counsel specializing in patent issues and complex commercial litigation.
Ostapuk holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Arizona and earned his J.D. degree from Stanford Law School at Stanford University. A member of Intel’s Hispanic Leadership Council, he has been recognized throughout his Intel career by respected industry organizations and publications. In 2016, Ostapuk was a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow. Also that year, Intellectual Asset Management magazine named him to its annual IAM Strategy 300 list of the world’s leading IP strategists. He was also tapped as a Corporate IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property magazine in 2016 and 2015. In 2013, the national leadership organization DiversityMBA included Ostapuk on its annual list of Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive and Emerging Leaders. He was also honored as a Young Hispanic Corporate Achiever by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility in 2011.