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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

129 reviews
Ross Brandborg is an attorney at law with more than 13 years of experience. He has been licensed to practice law in Minnesota and North Dakota. Ross is also a member of the North Dakota Patent Bar. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained after his graduation from the University of North Dakota. He specializes in trademark and copyright law, as well as in patents. Ross founded his own law firm, Brandborg Law, in 2017.
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Johnny M.

Johnny Manriquez

115 reviews
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.
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Irvin T.

Irvin Tyan

43 reviews
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.
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Kevin K.

Kevin Keener

2 reviews
Kevin Keener is an intellectual property attorney with almost a decade of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and he is also a member of the Illinois Patent Bar. Kevin holds a Juris Doctor in law, which he obtained after graduating from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He specializes in commercial contracts, labor and employment law, and general IP-related matters. Keener is currently a partner attorney at Keener and Associates, P.C.
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Pantea Stevenson

4 reviews
After gaining experience at two prestigious international law firms, Pantea Stevenson founded her own practice, focused on providing high-quality client service. During her career, she has received several honors, including the Human Rights First Pro Bono Star, Safe Haven Award for immigration equality, Pro Bono & Community Service Award from Morgan Lewis, and Leadership Arlington Signature Class.
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Mary M.

Mary Mcneill

Mary McNeill has over 25 years of experience in family law. She understands that all families and their needs are very different and believes this to be a vitally important concept when providing legal services in the area of family law. Over the years, she has represented a wide variety of clients from all age groups and walks of life.
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Melissa Lewis

2 reviews
Melissa Lewis is a solo practitioner, mediator, and owner at M C Lewis Law Office, PC. After branching out as a corporate counsel and attorney at M C Lewis Law Office, PC, ... read more
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Kyle R.

Kyle Richard

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Kyle graduated from the University of Washington School of Law and holds a has a bachelor's degree in finance. His practice includes business law, commercial contracts, int... read more
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Ugo N.

Ugo Nwadike

A native of Miami, Ugo Nwadike is an attorney specializing in business law, intellectual property law, immigration law, and litigation. In 2015, he started his own law firm, UBN Legal, P.A. in Coral Gables, Florida. He is also a Pro Bono Attorney for the Venture Law Project. While receiving his J.D. at St. Thomas University School of Law, Ugo was a member of the Intercultural Human Rights Law Review.
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John Behles

John Behles is a patent attorney for Lexigent LLC, an intellectual property law firm. He serves many different kinds of clients, from individual entrepreneurs to much larger corporations. At Lexigent, John aims to help clients protect their assets by focusing on patents, trademarks, and copyrights.
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Why Hire a Patent Lawyer?

An invention is something to be proud of and something to protect. One of the best ways to protect your invention is with a patent. A patent attorney can help you to do just that. A patent attorney in Baltimore can help you to protect your invention successfully with many patent services.

  • Patent Search: To be eligible for a patent, an invention must be novel. This means the invention hasn't been patented before. A patent search is done by searching databases of inventions that have been granted patents to make sure the new invention is novel and eligible for a patent. A patent search should be completed by someone knowledgeable of patent databases such as a patent attorney.

  • Provisional Patent: A provisional patent is a preliminary patent application for an invention, similar to a placeholder. A patent examiner does not assess a provisional patent, and it has no formal requirements. The provisional patent holds an early filing date but cannot mature into a patent without the filing of a nonprovisional patent application.

  • Nonprovisional Patent: A nonprovisional patent application is a long, complicated, and formal application to receive a patent for an invention. There are many requirements to meet to receive patent approval. Not meeting one of those requirements can end up in a patent application denial. The patent application fees are nonrefundable. Once denied, you must either appeal or reapply.

  • Patent Infringement: Once a patent has been granted, the patent holder has all rights to production and distribution of the invention protected by the patent. If there is unauthorized use of the patented invention, that is considered patent infringement. Patent infringement can be settled in court or out of court. But you'll likely need the advice of an expert patent lawyer.

Hiring a Baltimore patent lawyer can bring many benefits.

  • Simplifying the patent application process.

  • Saving inventors, business owners, and intellectual property owners time and hassle.

  • Keeping track of due dates and requirements when filing provisional and nonprovisional patent applications.

  • Disclosing the proper amount of information about the invention to receive patent approval, but not infringe upon other possible inventions or patent eligibility for the inventor.

  • Represent you in court for a patent infringement lawsuit.

  • Can recommend if your patent needs international protection.

  • Can recommend if your invention is eligible for a patent.

  • Can recommend if you need to file a provisional or nonprovisional patent application.

  • Can ensure full patent protection through an accurate patent application

How to Find the Best Patent Lawyer in Baltimore

There are a few essential requirements to look for when seeking a Baltimore patent lawyer.

Your lawyer should:

  • Be registered with the Maryland State Bar Association

  • Be specialized in patent law

  • Have proper credentials to appear before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • Have expertise in certain technical areas such as engineering, mechanics, computers, or other spaces for invention.

Anytime you seek the services of a Baltimore lawyer, you should ensure that the lawyer is someone you can trust and consider to be honest. Top Baltimore patent attorneys offer clients a free consultation.

Make sure your lawyer has the time and expertise to take on your specific patent application or infringement case. You can also research patent attorneys online before your meeting. Make sure the patent attorney doesn't have complaints filed against him or her with the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland.

If your invention involves computer engineering and highly technical understanding, you need to find a lawyer who's knowledgeable in that field. It wouldn't benefit you or your patent application to hire a Baltimore patent attorney who is most knowledgeable about plant patent applications.

Before hiring a Baltimore patent attorney, take some time to meet your lawyer and get to know him or her. This is a great time to ask your potential lawyer some important questions.

Questions for a Patent Lawyer

  • What's the benefit of patenting my invention?

  • Is it necessary to hire a patent attorney when filing a patent?

  • Should I file a provisional or nonprovisional patent application?

  • What's your process for writing and submitting a patent application?

  • Have you worked as a patent examiner at The United States Patent And Trademark Office (USPTO)?

  • When communicating with your office, will I communicate with you, a paralegal, or a secretary?

  • How much does a patent application cost?

  • How much do you charge to prepare and file a patent application?

  • How many patent searches does your firm do each year?

  • How many patent applications does your firm file each year?

  • What is your firm's success rate in patent application approval?

  • What experience do you have with patent infringement litigation?

Whether you're still tinkering with your invention or are ready to put a product on the market that needs patent protection, a Baltimore patent attorney can help you will a patent search, a provisional patent application, a nonprovisional patent application, or a patent infringement lawsuit.

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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Baltimore Patent Attorneys

Our experienced Baltimore patent attorneys & lawyers represent individuals and businesses throughout the world with domestic and foreign patent preparation and prosecution matters. They have extensive experience handling applications from nearly every sector of technology, including biotechnology, computer hardware and software, communication networks, internet systems and methods, automotive, medical equipment, construction technology, consumer electronics, and clean technology research and development.

Our patent attorneys are of the most highly trained in the industry, requiring a scientific background, and passing a second level of testing known as the Patent Bar Examination. Thousands of patents are submitted to the patent office every day and a patent committee reviews each patent for its validity. The process requires that correctly drafted documentation present a clear case for the novelty of the invention, which is best made by a patent attorney with a higher education background in your industry.

Our Baltimore 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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