Top Patent Lawyers serving Fort Lauderdale, Florida on UpCounsel

Fort Lauderdale Patent Attorneys & Lawyers for Hire

Where are you located?
Zip Code
FIND A LAWYER

How it Works

Request Proposals
Tell us about your legal need so attorneys can prepare custom proposals. It only takes a minute and your information is strictly confidential.
Review Quotes
Our algorithm matches you with attorneys qualified to handle your legal work. You can review their proposals and schedule consultations with no obligation.
Hire Your Lawyers
When you’re ready, hire the attorney that’s right for you. Use our platform to easily collaborate online and ensure your information stays safe and secure.
Johnny M.

Johnny Manriquez

114 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.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
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.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

53 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.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Rafael P.

Rafael Perez-Pineiro

2 reviews
Rafael Perez-Pineiro is an attorney at law who has been serving corporate clients for the past 16 years. He is licensed to practice law in Florida and also a member of the Florida Patent Bar. Rafael obtained his J.D. degree in law from the George Washington University Law School. Mark specializes in patents and has represented Xerox, Toyota, Toshiba and many other corporate clients. He is currently serving as a partner attorney at The Brickell IP Group.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Bo H.

Bo Huang

Bo represents clients in patent prosecution, counseling, and litigation primarily in the fields of wireless communications, software, and mechanical devices. He has international experience working at law offices in Hong Kong and Taipei and can also speak Mandarin. Bo advises individuals and startups on how to best build, protect, and monetize strong patent portfolios.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Laura W.

Laura Witbeck

Laura Witbeck is a corporate attorney with more than a decade worth of experience. She is licensed to practice law in Texas and is also a member of the Texas Patent Bar. Laura obtained her J.D. degree in law after she graduated from the Brigham Young University – J. Reuben Clark Law School. She primarily specializes in legal matters that involve patents. Since May 2009, Laura has been serving as a patent attorney at Osha Liang.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
James S.

James Smedley

20 reviews
James is the managing member of the law firm, James M Smedley LLC, an intellectual property law boutique that focuses on intellectual property prosecution and corporate transactional matters. He has worked with clients of all sizes from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Outside of the office, he is a family man, wine lover, video gamer, and fitness fanatic.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
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.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Shawn G. R.

Shawn G. Rice

2 reviews
Shawn Rice has 23 years of experience in the legal field. He has worked with large corporations, including several banks in the United States and Wells Fargo. Shawn has experience in numerous business-related legal practice areas. He primarily specializes in finance, banking, real estate, mergers and other corporate legal matters. Shawn received his degree in law from the Marquette University Law School and is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
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.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
View All NEXT

Why use UpCounsel to hire a Fort Lauderdale Patent Attorney?

14 years

Average experience

You always get experienced professionals and high caliber work.

3x

Faster

Your work gets done quickly because professionals are always available.

60%

More cost effective

We use technology to cut traditional overhead and save you thousands.

UpCounsel has been talked about in:

Money-Back Guarantee on All of Your Legal Work

Applies to all transactions with verified attorneys on UpCounsel

In the event that you are unsatisfied with the work of an attorney you hired on UpCounsel, just let us know. We’ll take care of it and refund your money up to $5,000 so you can hire another attorney to help you.

Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Fort Lauderdale Patent Attorneys

Our experienced Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale 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.

If You Need Ongoing Legal Counsel or Ad-hoc Legal Work - We Can Help!

Improve Your Legal ROI with Affordable Patent Attorneys that service Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Want to Connect with Top Fort Lauderdale Patent Attorneys & Lawyers?

What Our Customers Have to Say

"UpCounsel gives me access to big-firm lawyers minus the big-firm price tag. I work with several attorneys on the platform and there are never surprises...I always receive quality legal work at competitive rates that larger firms simply cannot match."

Scott Woods
SVP & General Counsel

"Every startup needs to know about UpCounsel. We found great attorneys at great prices and were able to focus our resources on improving our business instead of paying legal bills."

Sean Conway
Co-founder & CEO

"Before UpCounsel it was hard for us to find the right lawyer with the right expertise for our business. UpCounsel solves those problems by being more affordable and helping us find the right lawyer in no time."

Tristan Pollock
Co-founder & COO

Related Articles


Non-Obvious

  • 5 min read

What Is Non-Obvious?

Non-obvious is a requirement for patent protection that literally means your invention is not obvious to someone who is in the same industry. A new invention needs to be unexpected or surprising and cannot be anticipated by looking at the existing technology or prior art. If an invention is non-obvious, then it cannot be disqualified by obviousness from being patentable

What Is Patentable Subject Matter?

A lot of people think that they can patent anything. The truth is that only certain allowable subject matter can actually be patented, including:

  1. Process - the method of doing something
  2. Machine

...

Read More

How to Apply for a Patent

  • 9 min read

What Is a Patent?

Before learning how to apply for a patent, you have to first understand that a patent is a property right that gives you, as an inventor, the right to sue others who try to use, make, or sell your invention without your permission. According to US law, only the inventor of an item can file a patent application for it.

If you want to protect your invention from thieves, you need to file a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. However, before you prepare the application, you should make sure your invention is patentable, perform research, and hire a qualified attorney.

There are three main

...

Read More

Micro Entity

  • 10 min read

Micro Entity Status: What Is It?

Micro entity status helps smaller businesses and individual inventors file for patents without paying as many fees. People have been allowed to apply for micro entity status since 2012, when the America Invents Act was passed.

When you apply for a patent, you can register as a large entity, small entity, or micro entity. Large entities are the standard. They must pay the full United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) fee schedule. If you register as a small entity, your fees can be lowered by as much as 50 percent. However, you must qualify under the Small Business Administration's (SBA) rules as a small business. This includes having fewer than 500 employees. 

The smallest businesses and inventors can qualify for micro entity status. If you qualify for micro entity status, you

...

Read More

Patent Act

  • 13 min read

PATENT Act: What Is It?

The PATENT Act is an act passed by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on June 4, 2015, to help regulate the abusive behavior of patent trolls and improve patent litigation.

The PATENT Act or Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act of 2015 brought about a lot of necessary reforms to U.S. patent law. The PATENT Act was sponsored by Senators Grassley, Leahy, Cornyn, Schumer, Lee, Hatch, and Klobuchar.

The PATENT Act was supported by members of both parties, making it easy to pass. Section 1 of the PATENT Act is the title and table of contents. Section 2 has the definitions of key terms. Sections 3-12 include the changes that the PATENT Act makes to the pat

...

Read More

How to Patent a Name

  • 6 min read

How Do You Patent a Name?

You may be interested in learning how to patent a name in addition to how to patent an idea, however, you cannot patent a name. Instead, you can trademark it by filing an application online at www.uspto.gov. It takes about 90 minutes, costs range between $275 and $325, and you will need to check the Trademark Electronic Search System to make sure the name is not already taken.

There are certain professions or businesses where the name of the owner becomes the identity of the brand. The business services provided by actors, professional athletes, performers, fashion designers etc. are identified almost exclusively by their names. In this sense, it is important for people in such professions to make sure that their names are protected.

Compared to registering a word, getting a trademark for a name is difficult. Y

...

Read More

Find the best lawyer for your legal needs

Find a lawyer