B. Edward Shlesinger, Jr.


Mr. Shlesinger was born in Rochester, New York, on May 3, 1924. He has been admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia (1959) and the Commonwealth of Virginia (1982), and before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (1967), and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1982). Mr. Shlesinger holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Holy Cross College (1948) and Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University (1956). He held an assistantship position in chemistry at the University of Rochester (1949) and was an Adjunct Professor at the School of Engineering of George Washington University (1969-1972). He is a former member of the Joint Board of Science and Engineering Education at the Greater Washington Academy of Sciences (1980-1982). He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.

Mr. Shlesinger trained in technical schools of the U.S. Air Force including the areas of electricity, mechanics machining and ballistics. He is retired from the Air Force with the rank of Major.

Mr. Shlesinger is also an inventor and holds over one hundred (100) patents and has invented more than one thousand (1000) devices, mostly in the field of electrical switches and connectors.

Mr. Shlesinger is the author of "How to Invent - A Text for Teachers and Students" and "The Art of Successful Inventing", and has taught inventing at all levels from Kindergarten through University. He is the first recipient of the U.S. Patent Office's Project XL Excellence in Education Award