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Gloria M. Steinberg Patent Lawyer for Aurora, CO

Gloria is a well-rounded patent attorney who runs her boutique law firm Steinberg Intellectual Property Law, LLP. She has filed hundreds of patent applications relating to software, telecommunications, biotech, and consumer products. During her free time, she is active in the legal community as a member of several intellectual property law associations and managing her blog
199 reviews

Johnny Manriquez Patent Lawyer for Aurora, CO

Johnny Manriques is a patent attorney with extensive experience in dealing with cases that involves intellectual property law and related legal matters. He has more than 14 years of experience and is licensed to practice law in California. Johnny is registered with the State Bar of California. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law. Johnny recently started his own firm, but worked with Procopio Cory for three years prior to starting his own law office.
96 reviews

Irvin Tyan Patent Lawyer for Aurora, CO

Navigating the legal world as a startup can be intimidating and overwhelming. That is why experienced attorneys like Irvin Tyan are an absolute must-have. Mr. Tyan can help your startup with a variety of issues, including intellectual property, contract drafting, portfolio analysis, and commercial litigation. He can also help with employment issues and competitive landscape analysis.
43 reviews

Kim Leung Patent Lawyer for Aurora, CO

Kim Leung used to be an Attorney for Gazdzinski & Associates, PC, but currently she is an Associate for Fish & Richardson P.C. Kim's focus is on U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, patent portfolio strategy and management and patent ability analysis. She covers many legal areas and handles cases with both patent owners and third party challengers. In 2009, she graduated cum laude from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law with her J.D. in Intellectual Property Law.

Dan Robinson Patent Lawyer for Aurora, CO

Dan Robinson is an intellectual property attorney with exceptional experience in commercial contracts, as well as legal research and writing. He has a decade of experience and is licensed to practice law in California. Dan has represented Microsoft, Samsung, Huawei and Verasonics. He obtained his degree in law from the University of Minnesota Law School. Since May 2015, Dan has been an associate attorney at Davis Wright Tremaine.

Thomas Dunlap Patent Lawyer for Aurora, CO

Thomas Dunlap is both an entrepreneur and an attorney at law. He specializes in business law practice areas, including real estate, operations, trademarks, patents, commercial contracts and security. Thomas has represented numerous clients, including the Lost Rhino Brewing Company, Amerigas and Sandy Spring Bank. He is a managing partner at Dunlap Bennet & Ludwig and the chairman of the board of directors at Ceres Nanosciences.
2 reviews

Raihan Islam Patent Lawyer for Aurora, CO

Raihan Islam is a freelance Trial Attorney works for the Halluer Law Firm. This law firm in particular focuses on legal matters such as criminal defense, family law, personal injury, estate planning and military law. Raihan has a background in IT, marketing and management and he handles commercial contract drafting and disputes - managing legal risks and costs.

Dieter Hellmoldt Patent Lawyer for Aurora, CO

Dieter Hellmoldt knows how important it is for businesses in today’s world, especially technology companies, to protect their intellectual properties. His law firm focuses on helping businesses to do this. Based in California, Dieter has a range of legal experience, appearing in California court and in federal court. He has also worked with law firms across the United States and in Germany as well.
2 reviews

John Roberts Patent Lawyer for Aurora, CO

Johns Roberts is an expert in IP matters. Since 2000, he has helped his clients—individuals, businesses and law firms—with a variety of different intellectual property matters. John also has a unique background which serves him well as a lawyer. Before practicing law, he worked as a product design engineer for General Motors. He has even pursued a patent of his own.

Valerie Uribe Patent Lawyer for Aurora, CO

Valerie Uribe strives to meet her goals and set the bar higher, basking in the glory of accomplishing a seemingly unattainable objective. She proved this by participating in the Aids Life Cycle in 2015, biking 545 miles in seven days from San Francisco to LA. Acting as a freelance attorney in probate and estate planning, Uribe drafts petitions for probate, demurrers, and Heggstad petitions for clients. She also works as the contracts and grants officer for UCSF.
2 reviews

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Our Aurora patent attorneys & lawyers can help you file a provisional patent, which lasts for 1-year and allows you to immediately begin using/manufacturing your invention with the confidence that your idea is protected. These types of patents are great if you think your idea will change a lot over the next year before you file a (non-provisional) patent. These patents are easier to obtain and are less expensive but you should have a patent lawyer review your provisional patent application to insure that you are meeting your objectives when you file your patent.

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