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Columbus Patent Attorneys & Lawyers

Gloria M. Steinberg Patent Lawyer for Columbus, OH

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 Columbus, OH

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 Columbus, OH

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

Michael Alexander Patent Lawyer for Columbus, OH

Michael Alexander is an intellectual property attorney with 15 years’ experience. He primarily specializes in patents, with exceptional experience in trademark and copyright law. Michael is licensed to practice law in Florida, the District of Columbia and in Pennsylvania. He received his degree in law from the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law. Between October 2011 and April 2016, Michael served as a senior intellectual property associate at The Webb Law Firm.
2 reviews

Ryan Probst Patent Lawyer for Columbus, OH

Ryan Probst is a business attorney with 13 years’ experience. He primarily specializes in litigation management, compliance, employment, international transactions and intellectual property practice areas. Ryan has worked with Tech Data, Lenovo, Gilbarco Veeder Root and Jabil Circuit in the past years. He graduated from the Stetson University School of Law in 2001, where he obtained a J.D. in law. Ryan also has a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

Randy Jones Patent Lawyer for Columbus, OH

Randy Jones uses his experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, energy, chemical, and environmental technology industry to benefit his clients. Before becoming an attorney, he held a number of C-level executive roles at large corporations, including Chief Legal Office, Global Head of Human Resources, and Senior Vice President for Corporate Compliance and Ethics.

Tara Gampel Patent Lawyer for Columbus, OH

Tara is a corporate attorney, highly specialized in intellectual property law, with extensive experience working for high technology companies. She runs her boutique law fi... read more
2 reviews

John Tran Patent Lawyer for Columbus, OH

John Tan is a patent attorney for Rhema Law Group, where he manages the firm’s intellectual property practice. His practice areas include IP, portfolio management, and IP property litigation. In IP Today magazine, Rhema Law was named one of the top patent firms in the country. He has also been named a Super Lawyer, as well as an OC Metro Top Attorney.

Tianyun Ji Patent Lawyer for Columbus, OH

Tianyun Ji is an attorney at law with three years’ experience. She specializes in a wide range of corporate legal practice areas, including real estate, business transactions, immigration law and commercial contracts. Tianyun received her Juris Doctor degree in law after she graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center. Since August 2013, Tianyun has been an attorney at Business Law Associates LLC.
2 reviews

Nikhil Patel Patent Lawyer for Columbus, OH

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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Our experienced Columbus 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 Columbus 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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