Ben Armitage is a shareholder and President of Billion & Armitage. Ben practices intellectual property law in the medical device, cleantech and chemical arts. He has experience in a wide variety of other disciplines, including many that cross with chemistry. Ben counsels clients on patent procurement, licensing, infringement and all areas of business that intersect with intellectual property issues.
Ben has experience in instrumentation/device development, biofuels, biomass conversion, fuel cells, batteries, medical devices, catalysts, polymers and membranes, animal health, crop science, food science, process manufacturing, plastics, green building materials, nanotechnology and sensor technology. Ben works with many mechanical technologies, including internal combustion engines, transmissions, vehicle frames, and accessories. He enjoys sports and therefore has drafted a number of patent applications to sporting goods, including baseball equipment, hunting products, mouthguards and golf equipment. Ben received his undergraduate degree from Central College (B.A., Chemistry, magna cum laude) and his master’s degree (M.S., Analytical Chemistry) at the University of Iowa, conducting research within an interdisciplinary group developing non-invasive detection devices for medical applications. Ben received his law degree from the University of Minnesota.