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Gloria M. Steinberg Patent Lawyer for Charleston, SC

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.
199 reviews

Johnny Manriquez Patent Lawyer for Charleston, SC

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.
93 reviews

Thomas Love Patent Lawyer for Charleston, SC

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.
63 reviews

Jens Nebel Patent Lawyer for Charleston, SC

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.

Ernie Ciccotelli Patent Lawyer for Charleston, SC

The Law Office of Ernie Ciccotelli began as a general practice firm. However, over the years, the firm began to focus more particularly on providing services to clients who are developing or marketing products that are comprised of intellectual property. Additionally, he focuses on foreclosure relief and defense.

Alexis Saenz Patent Lawyer for Charleston, SC

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.
46 reviews

Steve Dubois Patent Lawyer for Charleston, SC

For the past 3 years and counting, Steve has been the Managing Partner and Owner of Patent Portfolio Builders, PLLC. Before that, he owned Potomac Patent Group, PLLC for 12 years. Altogether he has over 25 years of experience working with patents and technology. He covers all aspects of patents - from patent negotiation to patent litigation and much more. Steve studied Law in the George Mason University School of Law, obtaining his J.D. in 1993.
1 review

Richard Baker Patent Lawyer for Charleston, SC

Richard Baker is a patent attorney who specializes in intellectual property licensing, but can also assist with all other matters related to patents. Richard is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Patent Bar. Richard obtained his legal degree from the Franklin Pierce Law Center. Since November 2010, Richard has been serving as the president of the New England Intellectual Property, LLC.
2 reviews

Christopher Usrey Patent Lawyer for Charleston, SC

Christopher Usrey has been licensed to provide corporate legal services in Texas for the past 16 years. He has extensive experience in commercial contracts, trademark law, business formation and employment law. Christopher obtained his legal degree from the Boston University School of Law. He has been a managing member at VCounsel since November 2011. Prior to this position, Christopher was a senior counselor at VCE and a corporate counselor at Huawei.
9 reviews

Siddartha Rao Patent Lawyer for Charleston, SC

Siddartha Rao is a founding member of the New York City-based Rao Law Group which focuses on corporate law and cases involving complex litigation. Previously, he worked as legal counsel for a software firm. Siddartha received a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and also holds a B.A. in mathematics from Middlebury College. He is Executive Editor of the Journal of Law & Cyber Warfare.

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Our experienced Charleston 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 Charleston 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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