Benjamin Burge

With over 20 years of intellectual property law experience, Ben Burge assists KDW counsel in all phases of patent prosecution in the computer arts before the USPTO. Pulling from a blend of experience across private practice and Fortune 100 companies, he takes an informed approach to strategic portfolio development, advising clients on how to identify and protect technologies that provide a competitive advantage in the marketplace.


  • Of Counsel


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, JD, 2000
  • Case Western Reserve University, BS, Computer Engineering, 1991


  • Bar: California; Ohio
  • Other: Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Practice Areas

  • Patent Counseling
  • Patent Drafting and Prosecution

Notable Legal Expertise

  • Counsel in support of the following:
    • Licensing activities
    • Due diligence studies
    • Freedom to operate
    • Patent analysis and opinions
Prior to joining KDW, Ash was a patent attorney with the law firm of Kremblas & Foster in Columbus, Ohio, where his practice focused on patent preparation and prosecution and client counseling in a range of intellectual property matters.


  • Bose Corporation, Intellectual Property Counsel, 2007–2012
  • Two patent boutiques, Associate Patent Attorney, 2005–2007
  • Intel Corporation, Patent Attorney Trainee, 1999– 2005

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