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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

465 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 Yamaguchi

235 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 Saenz

94 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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Philip V.

Philip Virga

65 reviews
Prepared patent and trademark applications which have included inventions and marks dealing with wireless communication, hardware, software, analog and digital circuits, se... read more
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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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Sam Goldstein

56 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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Ahaji A.

Ahaji Amos

35 reviews
Ahaji Amos has over 18 years of experience as a corporate attorney. She focuses on providing legal assistance to entrepreneurs and businesses in the startup stage, with exceptional experience in trademark and copyright law, as well as in dealing with patents. Ahaji is licensed to practice law in Texas, North Carolina and Missouri. She is also a member of the Texas Patent Bar. Ahaji has been an associate attorney at Poyner Spruill since February 2012.
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James Smedley

33 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.
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Richard Topolewski

11 reviews
Richard Topolewski is an intellectual property attorney who has been serving corporate clients for the past seven years. He is licensed to practice law in Michigan and also a member of the Michigan Patent Bar. Richard has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He also holds a Masters in Law. Richard primarily specializes in trademark and copyright law. He has been serving as a freelance intellectual property attorney since March 2017.
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Kumar Maheshwari

2 reviews
Mr. Maheshwari represents clients in various areas of law, including Patents, Trademarks, Trade Secret, Litigation, Commercial Contracts, Clinical Trial Agreements. In addi... read more
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Our experienced Kansas City 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 Kansas City 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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