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Kanika R.

Kanika Radhakrishnan

411 reviews
Kanika is an experienced Patent Attorney and Managing Partner of Evergreen Valley Law Group in Silicon Valley, which serves innovative entrepreneurs with backgrounds in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science. She has filed over 5,000 patent applications in the U.S. and worldwide with a successful track record of obtaining patents for clients.
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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

299 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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David Y.

David Yamaguchi

201 reviews
Startups and small businesses sometimes need someone who can deal with complex transactions on an international playing field. David Yamaguchi specializes in content hosting issues and intellectual property. He concentrates his practice in the United States, Asia, India, and Europe. Whether you are a business giant or a startup, Mr. Yamaguchi can provide legal advice that fits your needs.
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Alexis S.

Alexis Saenz

87 reviews
Alexis Saenz is a patent attorney who has prepared hundreds of patent applications and responses to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He mainly works with start-up ventures and mid-sized companies in the growth stage. Alexis' personal experience with a startup company has given him deep insight into the process that guides his patent and intellectual property services.
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Thomas L.

Thomas Love

70 reviews
Holder of seven patents, Thomas Love has a work history spanning from a partnership in a major firm (specializing in international corporate finance) to working at a number of startups, including in software, global supply chain, and online education. Today, Mr. Love represents clients worldwide and has provided his services to non-profits in theater, women’s empowerment, medical education, and more.
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Sam G.

Sam Goldstein

52 reviews
Bankruptcy Consultant for Businesses/Individuals considering Chapter 7, 11, or 13 filings, handling both consultation and representation. Small Business professional exp... read more
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Jason N.

Jason Nolan

26 reviews
Intellectual Property Lawyer with over 8 years experience, with a focus on the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications. Previously a Patent Examin... read more
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Beth F.

Beth Felix

14 reviews
Beth Felix is a patent attorney with exceptional skills in dealing with legal matters that involves trademark and copyright law. She was recently licensed to practice law in Colorado and is also a member of the Colorado Patent Bar. Beth attended the Southern Methodist University, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in law. She is also experienced in providing legal assistance to startup companies. Beth has been an attorney at the Eldredge Law Firm since August 2017.
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Mandana J.

Mandana Jafarinejad

14 reviews
Mandana Jafarinejad is a patent attorney with seven years of experience. She is exceptionally skilled in dealing with corporate legal matters that involves trademark and copyright law. Mandana has been licensed to practice law in California and she is a member of the California Patent Bar. She attended the Western State University College of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in law. Mandana has been serving as a patent attorney at MJIP An Intellectual Property Firm since 2011.
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Kaustubh N.

Kaustubh Nadkarni, Esq. Bcs

12 reviews
Mr. Nadkarni has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, a Masters in Business Administration in Finance and Mgt. Science, a Juris Doctorate in Law and a LL.M in Intellectual... read more
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Niq H.

Niq Howard

12 reviews
I want your business to succeed as much as you do, which is why I help create strategies and solutions that fit the unique needs of you and your Intellectual Property. Work... read more
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Briana C.

Briana Cummings

10 reviews
I defend businesses from patent trolls and other bad actors and litigate commercial, employment, & family matters through trial and appeal. A trained mediator and negot... read more
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Eric B.

Eric Broad

10 reviews
I’m the Founder and CEO of Bowery Legal, a firm composed of startup and venture capital lawyers and entrepreneurs who have worked at big law firms such as Latham & Watk... read more
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Matthew B.

Matthew Burr

8 reviews
32 years experience in patents, trademarks and copyright Licensed to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) since 1994 Texas Bar member in... read more
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Mark F.

Mark Foster

8 reviews
I started my Law Firm in 1988. I've been Outside General Counsel to numerous disruptive startups in high-tech, medical device, finance. I've led legal departments for multi... read more
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Charles S.

Charles Shull

7 reviews
Charles is an electro-mechanical patent attorney. He has worked for numerous global companies, like Rolls Royce Power, Case New Holland, Bridgestone, and Voith, midsize com... read more
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Joel D.

Joel Douglas

7 reviews
U.S. Patent Agent, Serial Entrepreneur Professional State of Connecticut (License 12557), State of Florida (License 81722), Texas ( License 130070), Alabama (License 37413... read more
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Austin G.

Austin Grabowski

15 reviews
Grabowski Law Firm, PLLC represents a wide range of clients across many industries. From business development, complex procedural issues, to general counsel, Grabowski Law ... read more
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Austin B.

Austin Bonderer

12 reviews
Former Head of US Nanotechnology Patent Prosecution for a Multi-National Corporation and World Top 30 Company. Represented Clients in the Amazon Patent Neutral Evaluation ... read more
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Aaron B.

Aaron Bernstein

11 reviews
As in-house head of Intellectual Property for most of my 30-year career, I have helped prominent technology companies protect and leverage their IP to advance their most cr... read more
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Alton H.

Alton Hare

10 reviews
During my seven years as a practicing patent attorney and ten years as a registered Patent Agent (USPTO Registration Number 68,638), I have participated in several high-sta... read more
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Kenneth H.

Kenneth Hamner

10 reviews
Ken has over 30 years of experience as an attorney, consultant, and accountant. He has significant experience in structuring international and domestic transactions, equity... read more
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Nathanial P.

Nathanial Potter

10 reviews
I am a patent attorney with experience drafting applications for consumer products, mechanical devices, and software inventions. I most enjoy working with small to mid-size... read more
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Dana D.

Dana Delman

8 reviews
Dana Delman has nearly 30 years' experience in civil litigation, transactional and appellate matters. She has particular expertise in commercial law, intricate business and... read more
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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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Matt G.

Matt Googe

80 reviews
Matt is a registered patent attorney whose practice includes trademark application preparation and prosecution, copyrights, and related litigation. He has worked with diverse sectors including aerospace technology and medical devices. Since 2013 Matt has worked with Robinson Law IP, a firm that has been managing patent and trademark portfolios in over 50 countries.
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Brett S.

Brett Schenck

50 reviews
Brett Schenck is a patent attorney with exceptional experience in trademark and copyright law. He has over 25 years of experience. Brett is licensed to practice law in Missouri, Ohio and Indiana. He is also a member of the Missouri Patent Bar. Brett has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained after he graduated from the Valparaiso University Law School. Since June 2016, Brett has been managing his own law firm, Schenck Law Office.
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Jarrett S.

Jarrett Silver

44 reviews
Jarrett Silver is a corporate and patent attorney that provides legal assistance to startups and growing businesses. As a member of the State Bar of Georgia and a USPTO Registered Patent Attorney, he works with Georgia clients (business law) and national clients (patent law only). Jarrett obtained his law and MBA degrees from the Emory University and his engineering degree from Cornell University. Jarrett’s practice spans from company formation to contracts to patent law to early stage investments and many things in between. Before he founded silverlegal in 2016, he honed his legal skills in an internationally recognized patent law firm and a multinational company.
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Edward R.

Edward Robinson

33 reviews
Edward Robinson is a patent attorney that mainly works with corporations to help them obtain patent protection for pharmaceutical products, medical devices and related inventions. He is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Edward has over 14 years of experience. He practices law in California and received a J.D in law from the University of San Diego School of Law. Edward has recently jointed Tech Law LLP, but have represented a large number of companies as a corporate counsel.
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Caleb S.

Caleb St.-Jean

25 reviews
After working for more than five years in software development and technology consulting, Caleb St.-Jean earned his JD from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. As a patent attorney at the Law Office of Caleb St.-Jean, he is committed to seeing long-term success for his clients. He provides small companies with individualized strategies and better business ideas at an affordable price.
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Michael O.

Michael O'brien

21 reviews
Michael is a registered patent attorney who started the Law Office of Michael O’Brien in 2011 with the goal of providing top quality intellectual property services to clients. He has drafted hundreds of patent applications for individual inventors, small businesses, and entrepreneurs throughout the country. Michael also teaches Business Law to university students.
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Keum P.

Keum Park

19 reviews
Keum Park is an attorney at law with two decades of experience. She is licensed to practice law in multiple states, including New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and California. Keum is also a member of the California Patent Bar. She obtained her legal degree from the Fordham University School of Law. Keum specializes in patents and is exceptionally experienced in trademark and copyright law. She has been serving as an IP attorney at Patential since September 2016.
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Seth R.

Seth Rudin

14 reviews
Seth graduated from Cornell Law School and also has a B.S. in mechanical engineering. His practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution in the HW / SW / electro-me... read more
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Adam U.

Adam Urbanczyk

12 reviews
Adam Urbanczyk is Principal Attorney at the law group Au, LLC in Chicago, Illinois. A successful litigator, he specializes in intellectual property, business law, and patent law, and has particular expertise in software, internet, and social media issues. Adam received his J.D. from the John Marshall Law School. He is admitted to the DC, Illinois, and Patent Bars, and is also Of Counsel at Progressive Law Group.
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Mark P.

Mark Plager

11 reviews
Mark Plager is an attorney at law with over 26 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and is a member of the California Patent Bar. Mark has a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which he obtained after graduating from the Quinnipiac University School of Law. Mark primary acts as a patent attorney, with exceptional experience in trademark and copyright law. Mark served as an attorney at his own law office for over 10 years.
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Wes S.

Wes Schwie

9 reviews
Wes is a registered patent attorney with a unique mix of skills as a design engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, and business executive. His experience includes preparing many patents for a range of clients including mechanical, electrical, and medical device arts. The goal of his firm is not to only protect their intellectual property, but use it to increase profits.
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Sean G.

Sean Goodwin

5 reviews
Sean Goodwin may be located in the Midwest, but he serves clients across the United States. He focuses on entrepreneurial needs and his practice areas include everything from patents to copyrights to IP strategy. A particular area of strength and expertise for Sean is intellectual property. He is also a registered U.S. Patent Attorney.
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Eric A.

Eric Alspaugh

62 reviews
Intellectual property is a very unique area of the law the requires specialized attorneys who have additional training and education. For the complicated area of medicine and medical devices, the IP complexity often increases. Eric B. Alspaugh serves as medical device general counsel or patent counsel for several businesses, a qualification that very few attorneys can boast. His expertise is invaluable to these complicated business ventures.
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Brad B.

Brad Bertoglio

22 reviews
Intellectual property is especially important for businesses that are experiencing growth. Brad Bertoglio focuses his practice on obtaining intellectual property rights for businesses of all types, with emphasis on growth companies. He offers expert legal advice that fast-paced, growing companies can trust. High-quality service is important to Mr. Bertoglio and that is what he provides.
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E. Jay W.

E. Jay Wilusz

22 reviews
Edward Jay Eilusz is an intellectual property attorney that also specializes in transactional law and related legal practice areas. He primarily focuses on providing his legal services to companies in the biotech, pharmaceutical and mechanical industries, but has experience in dealing with companies in other industries as well. Edward is a member of the Washing Patent Bar. He is licensed to practice law in Washington and New Jersey. Edward is the principal of the EJW Pharma Strategy LLC.
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Jonathan G.

Jonathan Grossman

12 reviews
Jonathan Grossman is a business attorney and an entrepreneur. He has eight years’ experience and have worked with some of the leading law firms in the United States. He has a degree in law, which he obtained from the University of Kansas School of Law. Jonathan is licensed to practice law in Illinois and New York. He operates his own law firm and have also worked as a patent counsel at Fresenius Kabi USA for three years before starting his own business.
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Teddie H.

Teddie Hsu

11 reviews
Teddie is an attorney in California who concentrates his practice in intellectual property, specifically in the areas of patent and trademark prosecution. Since graduating from the UC Davis King Hall School of Law, he has gained experience working with various technologies including telecommunications, server systems and semi-conductors. Teddie's clients range from large corporations to solo inventors.
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Roy C.

Roy Chan

8 reviews
Roy Chan is a licensed attorney who focuses on patent and trademark cases. He is also registered at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has more than 15 years’ experience in his field. Roy first graduated from Tulane University in 1993, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. He obtained his Juris Doctor in Law from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2000.
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Feras M.

Feras Mousilli

7 reviews
Feras Mousilli is a technology lawyer with 14 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and is also a member of the Texas Patent Bar. Feras holds a J.D. in law, which he obtained after graduating from the University of Texas School of Law. Feras has represented Apple, Dell, Riverbed Technology and numerous other corporate clients. Since June 2016, Feras has been a managing partner at Lloyd Mousilli, LLC.
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Sean R. W.

Sean R. Wilsusen

2 reviews
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.
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Nihat Deniz B.

Nihat Deniz Bayramoglu

2 reviews
Nihat Deniz Bayramoglu is a patent attorney and the head of the trademark practice group and litigation practice group at Bayramoglu Law Offices LLC. He practices all forms... read more
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Stephen K.

Stephen Keefe

2 reviews
Steve Keefe is an experienced patent attorney and a U.S. military veteran. He is also an experienced Professional Engineer. He entered the intellectual property law fiel... read more
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Why Hire a Patent Lawyer?

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:

Counseling

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.

Patent Documentation

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.

Patent Filing

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.

Inquiry Responses

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.

How to Find the Best Patent Lawyer in Boston

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.

Questions for a Patent Lawyer

  • Do you represent both large and small businesses?
  • Does your practice focus entirely on intellectual property?
  • What kind of team will be working on my case?
  • 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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Our experienced Boston 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 Boston 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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