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Johnny M.

Johnny Manriquez

114 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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Gloria M. S.

Gloria M. Steinberg

207 reviews
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 IPRookie.com.
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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

47 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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Andrew O.

Andrew Oliver

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Andrew has worked in patent law for over 16 years and represents companies of all sizes and individuals in patent litigation, arbitration, transactions, due diligence, prosecution, and counseling and in a variety of intellectual property matters. From 2010 to 2014, Andrew was recognized by his peers and selected by SuperLawyers magazine as a Rising Star in Intellectual Property Litigation.
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Katherine G.

Katherine Gruner

Katherine A. Gruner is an experienced attorney with legal expertise in contract drafting, review, and negotiation, as well as intellectual property (IP) law and business co... read more
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Brian W.

Brian Wells

Brian Wells is both an intellectual property advisor and a trial lawyer. He has over a decade of experience. Brian often deals with legal cases related to trademark and copyright law, as well as patents. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and is also a member of the Massachusetts Patent Bar. Brian received his J.D. in law from the Boston College Law School. He founded his own legal firm, Well P.C. in March 2017.
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Benjamin R.

Benjamin Rotman

Benjamin is a patent attorney at Rosenbaum IP, PC who focuses on intellectual property portfolio development and management as well as anti-counterfeiting enforcement. Before beginning his career in law, he was a senior mechanical engineer with Motorola Mobility. His experience in patent portfolio management includes prior art searching and preparation of licensing agreements.
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Melanie K.

Melanie Kiser

Melanie is a business/commercial litigation attorney with expertise in antitrust, intellectual property, FCC regulation, and general commercial law. She has five years expe... read more
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Nikhil P.

Nikhil Patel

Nikhil Patel is based in Boston and specializes in patent law and intellectual property. He has expertise in patent prosecution within communications, software, medical devices, and electrical engineering. His other practice areas include trademarks, copyrights, and patent licensing and research. Before obtaining his J.D. from Widener University, Nikhil worked as a software engineer.
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Alexandra Cavazos

Alexandra Cavazos has a unique education that aids her in patent litigation and patent prosecution. She has a Ph.D. in molecular and cell biology, which allows her to focus on patents in these fields as well as in biochemistry, immunology, diagnostics, pharmaceutical formations, and medical devices. She is currently an associate at Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP.
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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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