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Johnny M.

Johnny Manriquez

113 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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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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Jens N.

Jens Nebel

Jens Nebel has an extensive portfolio of corporate clients. He has over 11 years’ experience and have represented companies such as Yahoo, IDS, ista and Auvesy. He specializes in business operations, trademarks, commercial contracts, patents and general lawsuits. Jens has been a partner at Kuemmerlein Rechtsanwaelte & Notare since 2005. He is licensed to practice law in Germany and obtained his degree in law at the Ruhr University Bochum.
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Andrew R.

Andrew Rush

Andrew is a Florida-based patent attorney at PCT Law Group who believes in sharing his knowledge and passion about space, the law, and intellectual property. As a co-founder of two startups, he really enjoys advising and assisting early-stage companies, which is why he specializes in emerging industries. Since he was young he loved anything related to space, which is why he studied physics.
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Joseph T.

Joseph Tylutki

Joseph is a results-oriented General Counsel and business executive with comprehensive experience analyzing, structuring, negotiating, and executing sophisticated transactions. He is known as a trusted adviser to boards of directors, executive management teams, and key stakeholders. In addition to his legal experience, he applies his MBA to bring a business focus for his clients.
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Stefan R. S.

Stefan R. Stoyanov

5 reviews
Intellectual property and technology attorney, Stefan R. Stoyanov has represented numerous clients in high-stakes patent disputes and litigations. He counsels clients in IP issues relating to M&A, franchising, investments, and licensing. Before attending law school, Mr. Stoyanov was an engineer and programmer, an experience he uses to support tech businesses.
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Lesley O.

Lesley O'connor

Lesley O’Connor is a corporate attorney who primarily specializes in commercial transactions and litigation. She has three years of experience and is licensed to practice law in Texas. Lesley received her Juris Doctor in law from the University of Houston. Some of her most recent corporate clients include the Icon Bank Texas and The O’Gara Group. She has been a senior associate attorney at O’Connor And Craig since August 2013.
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Mark G.

Mark Gonzales

Available 24 hours a day and collecting no fees unless the client wins, Mark Gonzales’ law firm proves that results really do matter. Representing individuals in personal injury, auto accident, and medical malpractice cases, Mark Gonzales advocates for your rights and acts as the arm that understands the law while pushing it in your favor. As a licensed practitioner in California, Mark Gonzales also covers issues involving serious brain injury, wrongful death, product liability, and dog attacks.
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Austin J. E.

Austin J. Edwards, Esq.

Austin J. Edwards is an attorney at law with two years of experience. He has worked with some of the largest pharmaceutical and financial businesses in the United States, and is licensed to practice law in New Jersey. Austin obtained his legal degree from Howard University School of Law. He is experienced in dealing with legal matters related to real estate, as well as in legal research and writing. He has been the managing attorney of Ernst & Young Financial Group since September 2015.
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Applying for a patent is a complicated process. Although the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) doesn't require you to hire a patent attorney, due to the agency's strict requirements, it's highly recommended. Failing to hire a top patent lawyer can result in increased costs due to omissions and mistakes. The best attorneys also know that as a startup, you face unique budget challenges.

Your patent attorney in Boston can help you navigate the process to help protect your intellectual property. Here are just a few services that trusted, reputable patent attorneys will offer:

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Deciding to file a patent is the easy part. Unless you're willing to invest a lot of time and effort into research, you need professional advice. Top patent attorneys provide more than document services. They also provide essential advice about potential problems and success rates.

Patent Search

Just because you've created an original product doesn't mean that someone else hasn't already patented a similar idea. That's why performing a patent search is necessary. A patent search involves going through all issued and published patent applications to find anything that could be considered a previously existing idea. Luckily, your lawyer will do this for you.

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Regardless of whether you're applying for a design patent, utility patent, or provisional patent, your Boston attorney will complete the necessary paperwork. The USPTO requires specific types of documentation, including illustrations related to your patent's design. An experienced lawyer knows how to create the most effective patent application to move the process along.

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Getting a U.S. patent can take up to two years or more. Your patent lawyer will file the appropriate paperwork, suggest modifications, and present technical arguments. He or she will also have experience filing patents overseas.

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In some cases, the USPTO may request additional information or have questions about your patent application. When you hire an attorney, you're already a step ahead. Your lawyer will respond to the patent examiner on your behalf, increasing the chances that your application will be approved.

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Begin your attorney search by looking for lawyers who are members of the Boston Bar Association and/or the Massachusetts Bar Association. You also can request a referral from these organizations, as well as the American Bar Association.

You can also find qualified patent lawyers on websites like UpCounsel. View each lawyer's profile, review credentials, and find his or her name on a bar association website to make sure you're hiring the best.

Once you have the names of potential patent lawyers in Boston, it's time to narrow down the list. We recommend the following considerations:

  • Where is the patent lawyer located?
  • Does the lawyer have experience in patent law?
  • Has the attorney been successful in filing similar patents?
  • Are other startups or inventors looking to hire this lawyer?
  • How much experience does the attorney have in filing provisional and nonprovisional patents? What about design and utility patents?
  • How long has the attorney specialized in patent law?

Since you'll be working with this lawyer for at least a couple of years, if not more, it's important to feel like you can approach him or her at any time. An approachable attorney will be concerned about your case, be open to communication, and return your communication requests quickly. Ask how your lawyer plans to communicate with you and how long it usually takes to return phone calls, emails, or texts.

Cost is often a deciding factor for clients seeking legal counsel, but this isn't always the smartest decision. It's important to hire the best patent attorney you can afford.

Even filing a patent on your own can cost thousands of dollars, so why not get it done right the first time?  How much your lawyer will cost will come down to location (in Boston, patent lawyers average $75 or more per hour) and type of law firm. To save the most money, go with an experienced patent attorney with little overhead rather than someone who works at a large firm.

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  • Does your practice focus entirely on intellectual property?
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  • Do you assign certain tasks to other lawyers or paralegals? If so, will you supervise them?
  • How do you work with your clients? And how involved will I need to be?
  • How do you plan to communicate with me?
  • Have you ever worked as an examiner at the USPTO?
  • Have you successfully secured patents for clients similar to me?
  • What is your technical background?
  • Did you receive specialized training in patent law?

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