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Benjamin Edlavitch is a USPTO registered patent attorney and dedicated intellectual property law strategist with technical backgrounds in electrical engineering, biology, and computer software.  From his office in Minneapolis, he provides intellectual property law counseling as well as domestic and international patent and trademark prosecution services.  He also assists clients and other lawyers in patent litigation and with preparation of complex commercial agreements and technology licenses as well as with trade secret protection and registering trademarks and copyrights.

Ben has 23 years of industry experience in high technology, including 8 years in software and information systems development and then 15 years in intellectual property law and high technology law. Ben has big law experience and expertise and was an intellectual property attorney at the prestigious international law firms of Greenberg Traurig and Brinks Gilson & Lione.  Prior to entering private practice, he was the sole in-house counsel for an enterprise software company and in the role of in-house counsel, performed and managed all legal needs of the company.

In the last three years, Ben has prepared over ninety patent applications. The applications cover subject matter such as integrated circuits, operating systems, caching, vector processors, AI accelerators, graphics processing units (GPU), SoC, 3D IC, 3D XPoint (3DXP), NVRAM, DRAM, and flash memory. The prepared patent applications also cover innovations in MEMS, biosensors, semiconductors, gemstone fabrication, electrophysiology technology, personal protective equipment, robotics, agricultural technology, fintech, automated driving systems, smart appliances, IoT, computer networking, telecommunications, wireless, digital media and gaming, mobile apps, education technology, artificial intelligence, artificial neural networks (ANN), deep learning, computer vision, blockchain, and computer security.

Additionally, in the last three years, Ben has prosecuted over one hundred different patent applications, in which a significant number of the applications were allowed.  The allowed applications include subject matter related to computer hardware and software, computer networks, renewable energy technology, sporting event tracking and instrumentation, e-commerce, Internet search, cybersecurity, multimedia and graphics processing, social media, and virtual reality/augmented reality (AR/VR).  

In the past fifteen years, Ben has worked on over a thousand patent applications for individuals, startups, corporations and universities inventing in computer science, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biomedical engineering, systems engineering, and electrical and computer engineering as well as teams innovating in signal processing, wireless communications, electronics, medical devices, semiconductors, farm and construction equipment, food processing, industrial instrumentation, control systems, and financial technologies.  


Chicago-Kent College of Law

(J.D., Dean's List)

Purdue University

(M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, pending)​

​University of Illinois at Chicago

(B.S. Electrical Engineering, cum laude)

University of California, Berkeley

(Certificate in Computer Information Systems, with Distinction)

​Washington University in St. Louis

(B.S. Biology, Dean's List)

Bar and Court Admissions

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)



Example Volunteer Activities

  • Lead discussions and seminars on intellectual property law and patent strategy as well as train engineers, scientists, physicians, and software developers on brainstorming techniques and invention harvesting


Example Publications and Presentations

  • Open Source Software Licensing at the Office of Technology Management - University of Illinois (Presentation, Mar. 15, 2011)