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SAE: Patent Law for Engineers, Scientists by Ben Edlavitch, United States Patent Attorney at RFA Engineering
January 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm$5
Knowing some basics of patent law is essential for engineers, research scientists, entrepreneurs, physicians
and others who are interested in bringing new products or services to market or protecting existing ones.
Benjamin Edlavitch will be presenting at our meeting on Thursday, January 30th and lead a discussion on
(1) patent law and (2) important issues to consider when trying to protect new products or services. Also,
Ben will walk us through a hypothetical invention disclosure and a basic patent claims drafting exercise.
Ben is a United States Patent Attorney, at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, and his practice is focused on patent
litigation support, patent portfolio management and domestic and international patent prosecution.
Join SAE Twin Cities for our January monthly meeting on Thursday, January 30th at RFA Engineering in
Eden Prairie for a presentation by Ben. RFA Engineering has graciously approved to host the meeting.
Benjamin Edlavitch has over thirteen years of industry experience in intellectual property law and services
clients in the fields of computer hardware and software, telecommunications, financial services, farm and
construction equipment, medical devices, food processing, and industrial instrumentation and automation
systems. He holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago (cum laude)
and a Juris Doctor from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. He also has a degree in Biology from Washington
University in St. Louis and professional certifications related to Computer Information Systems from IBM,
Sun Microsystems, and the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to law school, Ben worked for many
years in Chicago and Northern California as a software developer.
5:30 – 6:30 PM Registration, networking, dinner
6:30 – 8:00 PM Presentation and Q&A by Ben
8:00 – 8:30PM Depart
Meeting Location: RFA Engineering
12986 Valley View Rd
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Cost: SAE Members & Students: $5
ASME/AIAA/SME/INCOSE/MFESTS Members: $5
Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
To reserve, call Becca at RFA Engineering at (952) 843-2701 from 8AM-4PM. Or send her an email at:
Contact: Jerry Betz, (507) 261-1157