• Cornell University, B.S. Electrical Engineering (1961)
  • New York University, M.S. Electrical Engineering (1962)


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Professional Experience

  • KVH Industries, Inc.
    Vice President, Fiber Optic Gyro Business Development, Tinley Park, IL, 1997–2002
  • Andrew Corporation
    September 1985–October 1997
    Director, Business Development, Fiber Optic Gyros, 1990–1997
    Vice President, Business Development, Government Products Group, 1988–1989
  • Sanders Associates
    Manager of Programs, Systems Management Division and Senior Principal Consulting Engineer, Special Programs Division, 1972–1985
  • AVCO Corporation
    Manager, 1962–1972
    Manager, Environmental Sciences Department, 1966–1972

Sid Bennett

Patent Agent

For more than a decade Sid Bennett has applied his industrial background in the aerospace and telecommunications industries to helping individual inventors, startups, and major corporations protect their inventions through U.S. and worldwide patents.

Sid has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in electronics and systems, electromagnetics, nanotechnology, medical instrumentation, optics, computing systems and high-speed memories, and various mechanical devices. As a named inventor of 14 U.S. patents, Sid sees the process both from the viewpoint of the inventor and patent owner as well as the procedural and practical aspects of dealing with the patent examiner.


  • IEEE: Third Millennium Medal, 2000
  • IEEE Standards Association: Commendation for Standards Development (2)


Professional Activities and Memberships

  • The Chicago Engineers’ Foundation, President, 20152016
  • IEEE/AESS Gyro and Accelerometer Panel, Chair, 19932002
  • IEEE/AESS Board of Governors, 19962002
  • IEEE Standards Association, Board of Governors 2002
  • IEEE Standards Board New Standards Committee, 2002
  • Chicago Engineer’s Foundation