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Gloria M. Steinberg Patent Lawyer for Frederick, MD

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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Johnny Manriquez Patent Lawyer for Frederick, MD

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.
90 reviews

Matt Googe Patent Lawyer for Frederick, MD

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.
56 reviews

Perry Narancic Patent Lawyer for Frederick, MD

Perry Narancic specializes in technology-related legal matters, but also offers litigation and intellectual property services to his clients. He has worked with companies such as Motorola and Oracle. Perry now acts as a general counsel in a series of private companies. He received a J.D. in law from the McGill University. Perry is an expert in his industry and have taught law at Stanford University School of Law in 2006.

Kasey Christie Patent Lawyer for Frederick, MD

Kasey speaks the language of business and technology as an inventor, co-founder of a technology startup, and chief IP counsel. After practicing law for 17 years at law firms, he founded Forefront IP Lawgroup. He has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of intellectual property, particularly in developing and managing patent portfolios. Super Lawyers magazine recognized him as a rising star.
2 reviews

Ruth Mae Finch, Esq. Patent Lawyer for Frederick, MD

Since 1978, Ruth Mae Finch has focused on protecting, enforcing, and defending intellectual property. She has litigated complex infringement cases as well as dilution, cybersquatting, and trade dress matters. Ruth Mae has also represented Fortune 500s like Volkswagen and CareFirst BCBS. As a young prosecutor in Baltimore, Ruth Mae's litigation skills earned her the nickname “First Degree Finch."

Burt Skiba Patent Lawyer for Frederick, MD

Burt Skiba is an intellectual property attorney that recently obtained his Juris Doctor degree after he graduated from the Michigan State University College of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Arizona. Burt often provides legal assistance to startup companies and specializes in trademark and copyright law. He was recently appointed a position as an intellectual property attorney at Accelerate IP LLC.

Terrence Smith Patent Lawyer for Frederick, MD

Terry began his career as a Corporate & Securities attorney with Cooley LLP, a 900 attorney top 30 law firm, and has subsequently been involved in numerous start-up com... read more
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Mark Gonzales Patent Lawyer for Frederick, MD

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.

Alan Kendrick Patent Lawyer for Frederick, MD

Alan Kendrick’s areas of expertise include intellectual property, trademark, and patent law. With a background in engineering, he has 18 years of legal experience and has advised clients ranging from individuals to businesses and research institutions. Alan holds a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law, as well as a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from San Jose State University.

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Our experienced Frederick 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 Frederick 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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