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Benjamin I. Edlavitch

Benjamin I. Edlavitch is a registered patent attorney concentrating in intellectual property counseling and patent prosecution. He has broad experience servicing computer hardware and software companies as well as clients innovating Internet, telecommunications, eCommerce, financial, industrial, and medical technologies. His experience in patent prosecution includes wide-ranging involvement procuring patents in Australia, Canada, China, Europe, India, Japan, and Russia. Ben also has procured patents for international companies in the United States, including multinationals and startups. Additionally, Ben has degrees in both biology and electrical engineering as well as professional certifications in computer information systems and software development platforms. Prior to practicing law, Ben was a computer programmer and computer information systems developer for many years in the San Francisco Bay Area and Chicago.



  • Intellectual Property Counsel, Libera, Inc.
  • Technology Specialist, Quarasan Group, Inc.
  • Software Engineer, Synovation, Inc.
  • Java Developer, Morgan Stanley Online
  • Web Producer, Mac Publishing, LLC

Recognition & Leadership

  • The Minnesota Inventors Hall of Fame
    • President, 2018-Present
    • Director, 2016-Present
  • Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE), Minnesota, 2018-Present
  • Volunteer Attorney, Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN), 2017-Present
  • Volunteer Attorney, Legal Assistance Foundation (LAF), 2012-2014


  • B.S.E.E., cum laude, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010
    • Member of Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)
    • Interdisciplinary Product Development with Dell
  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2007
    • Editor, Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property
    • Editor, Chicago-Kent Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • Certificate in Computer Information Systems, Awarded with Distinction, University of California, Berkeley, 2004
  • A.B., Biology, Washington University in St. Louis, 1998
  • Minnesota
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Admitted in Minnesota, Illinois, and before the USPTO. Not admitted in California. Practice limited to federal patent law.