Benjamin Edlavitch, BS ’10

Benjamin Edlavitch found Edlavitch Law PLLC in March 2020.

In March of 2020, Benjamin Edlavitch, BSEE 2010, founded Edlavitch Law PLLC. Ben is a USPTO registered patent attorney and electrical engineer concentrating in intellectual property law counseling as well as domestic and international patent prosecution. Ben also assists in patent litigation and with preparation and negotiation of complex commercial agreements and technology licenses.

In addition to his electrical engineering degree from UIC, Ben has over 22 years of industry experience in high technology, including 8 years in software and information systems development and 14 years in intellectual property law. Ben entered the IP industry as a registered patent agent in 2005 and became an attorney specializing in intellectual property law in 2007. Ben attended the college of engineering from 2008 through 2010 while practicing as a patent attorney. Ben also has a bachelor's degree in biology and psychology from the Washington University in St. Louis, and a JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Ben's degrees in biology and electrical engineering give him a unique technical perspective and allow him to procure patents for many different types of technology. Ben has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in most areas of engineering and applied science, including procurement of patents for large companies and universities in computer science, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biomedical engineering, food science, systems engineering, and electrical and computer engineering.

Ben has big law experience and was an intellectual property attorney at Greenberg Traurig and Brinks Gilson & Lione. Also, smaller high technology companies and startups can rely on Ben as their general counsel. Prior to entering private practice, Ben was the sole in-house counsel for an enterprise software company. In the role of in-house counsel, he performed or managed all legal needs of the company. This included preparing and negotiating licenses as well as complex commercial agreements.

In the last two years, Ben has prepared over eighty original patent applications in electrical engineering and computer science. The applications for the most part cover cutting edge integrated circuits and computing systems including advances in or related to operating systems, caching, vector processors, AI accelerators, graphics processing units (GPU), SoC, 3D IC, 3D XPoint (3DXP), NVRAM, DRAM, and flash memory. The applications also cover advances in automated driving systems, IoT, computer networking, telecommunications, wireless, digital media and gaming, artificial intelligence, artificial neural networks (ANN), deep learning, blockchain, and computer security. Additionally, in the last two years, Ben prosecuted over one hundred different patent applications, in which a majority of the applications were allowed after Ben's efforts. The allowed patent applications include subject matter related to computer hardware and software, computer networks, renewable energy technology, sporting event tracking and instrumentation, electronic commerce, Internet search, computer security, graphics processing, social media, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Also, in the last two years, Ben provided technical counseling on patent litigation and assisted high technology clients in reviewing complex commercial agreements.

In the twelve years preceding the last two years, Ben worked on much of the same types of matters and prepared or prosecuted well over a thousand different patent applications. Ben additionally assisted clients in the fields of medical devices, semiconductor device fabrication, very-large-scale integration (VLSI), financial and trading technologies, farm and construction equipment, food processing, and industrial instrumentation and control systems.

Ben has also spent a significant amount of time procuring patents on innovations using various types of signal processing including digital signal processing and statistical signal processing .

Ben has also spent an extensive amount of time procuring patents associated with advances in wireless communications including innovations in RFID, near field communication (NFC), wireless local area networks (WLAN), and wide area networks (WAN) such as cellular networks. This included preparation and prosecution of patent applications covering novel antennas, transceivers, power management circuits, wireless protocols, and infrastructure software as well as innovations related to 4G LTE and 5G NR standards.

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