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Belleville Patent Attorneys & Lawyers

Gloria M. Steinberg Patent Lawyer for Belleville, IL

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
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Johnny Manriquez Patent Lawyer for Belleville, IL

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 Belleville, IL

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

Owen Benito Patent Lawyer for Belleville, IL

Patrick Benito is a corporate attorney with four years’ experience. He primarily specializes in providing legal assistance to companies in the technology industry, with a strong focus on clients that focuses on e-commerce, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and related sectors. Patrick is licensed to practice law in California and the District of Columbia. Since February 2015, Patrick has been the managing attorney of his own law firm.
6 reviews

Trang Q. Tran Patent Lawyer for Belleville, IL

Tran is a trial lawyer who constantly works on honing his skills and improving his craft. His firm, Tran Law Firm LLP, is mainly focused on civil litigation involving commercial disputes and employment law, which involves all aspects of employment litigation and counseling. Tran has been rated by Super Lawyers and is a member of 10 organizations outside of his practice.

Sean R. Wilsusen Patent Lawyer for Belleville, IL

Sean R. Wilsusen has been a licensed business attorney in New York for the past five years. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he received after graduating from the Hofstra University School of Law. Sean is also a member of the New York Patent Bar. He has represented numerous corporate clients, including some Fortune 500 companies like IBM and Samsung. Sean has been a patent attorney at F. Chau & Associates since April 2017.
2 reviews

Alex Sousa Patent Lawyer for Belleville, IL

Experienced Attorney with a demonstrated history of working in the legal services industry. Skilled in Science & Technology Law, Intellectual Property, & Deep Learn... read more
2 reviews

W. Eric Boyd Patent Lawyer for Belleville, IL

W. Eric Boyd’s specialty is intellectual property and patent portfolio development. Currently, he is employed as an intellectual property manager for Ostendo Technologies. Prior to that, he worked as an intellectual property asset and licensing manager for Northrop Grumman and patent counsel for Irvine Senors Corp.

Alan Engle Patent Lawyer for Belleville, IL

Alan’s practice focuses on intellectual property procurement, licensing, contracts, and litigation. He is a member of the United States Patent and Trademark Office patent bar and has counseled clients on hundreds of deals involving billions of dollars. He is committed to advising creative entrepreneurs and offers “big firm” service at reasonable rates.
16 reviews

Christina Chamberlain Patent Lawyer for Belleville, IL

Christina Chamberlain is an IP attorney offering end-to-end, fully-integrated legal counsel. She has expertise in some of the most highly-regulated, competitive markets, including healthcare, life sciences, and academics. She has managed corporate, software, clinical trial, research, and service agreement cases, including a docket of nearly 1,000 active patent applications and 350 issued patents.

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Our experienced Belleville 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 Belleville 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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