Benjie brings a unique background and combination of experience to the firm. Benjie is a founding partner of Balser & Grell and brings a unique background and combination of experience to the firm. Benjie currently concentrates his practice in patent drafting and prosecution. Prior to founding the firm, Benjie was an associate attorney at Thomas Kayden, an IP boutique in Atlanta, GA. Benjie's industry experience includes work as an Analog Applications Engineer specializing in power management devices with Texas Instruments, Inc. in Dallas, Texas. Prior to working with Texas Instruments, Inc., Benjie worked with Nokia Mobile Phones in Fort Worth, Texas.
At Nokia Mobile Phones, Benjie worked in the manufacturing facility and was responsible for training technicians to repair manufacturing defects of dual-mode mobile phones on the production line. His duties occasionally brought him to Finland, Nokia's World Headquarters, to assist in design of new product releases. Also while in Finland, Benjie assisted the Finnish State Department in developing a fuzzy logic system for predicting manufacturing defects.
Benjie’s patent prosecution experiences include telecommunication systems, email systems, instant messaging systems, digital cable systems including encryption/decryption, modulation techniques, distribution techniques, wireless local area network systems and standards including IEEE 802.11, laser systems, optics and optical electronics, GPS systems, weapons systems, processor architecture, analog/digital circuits, power electronics, battery charging, broadband circuits, wireless modulation techniques, refrigeration systems, financial services, and business methods, among others.
Benjie is licensed to practice in Georgia and is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the Middle District of Georgia. Benjie is also registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Benjie is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
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