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William West Patent Lawyer for Kansas City, MO

William West is an intellectual property attorney with three years’ experience. He is licensed to practice law in Missouri and is also a member of the Missouri Patent Bar. William often deals with legal cases related to patents, as well as trademark and copyright law. He received his legal degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law. William has been an independent patent attorney at Hovey Williams LLP since March 2017.
2 reviews

Sean Bradley Patent Lawyer for Kansas City, MO

Sean Bradley is a copyright, trademark and patent attorney with 17 years of experience. He is also experienced in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. Sean is licensed to practice law in Missouri and Kansas, and is also a member of the Missouri Patent Bar. Sean received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law. He has been a patent attorney at his own legal firm since June 2014.

Brett Schenck Patent Lawyer for Kansas City, MO

I am a registered patent attorney and trademark and copyright attorney with over 20 years of experience both in the corporate and law firm environment representing clients ... read more
3 reviews

Ben Scrivner Patent Lawyer for Kansas City, MO

Ben Scrivner is the Owner and Attorney of his own Law Practice. He previously worked for James Jackson--Solo Practitioner as a Research Assistant, and completed his Internship with the Western District Court of Appeals. His main area of practice is Intellectual Property, but he also handles matters in areas of criminal law, construction law, commercial law and family law. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City and graduated with his J.D. in Intellectual Property in 2015.

Kanika Radhakrishnan Patent Lawyer for Kansas City, MO

Kanika is an experienced Patent Attorney and Managing Partner of Evergreen Valley Law Group in Silicon Valley, which serves innovative entrepreneurs with backgrounds in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science. She has filed over 5,000 patent applications in the U.S. and worldwide with a successful track record of obtaining patents for clients.
254 reviews

Gloria M. Steinberg Patent Lawyer for Kansas City, MO

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.
198 reviews

Dan Shifrin Patent Lawyer for Kansas City, MO

Dan Shifrin has over 25 years of experience in patent law. He has seen the rise of the technology sector and his experience allows him to aid clients nationwide. Whether you need a patent drafted or need to deal with patent litigation, Mr. Shifrin has the knowledge and skills to meet your needs. His experience also expands outside of the technology arena to electrical, fitness, consumer items, and so much more.
120 reviews

Johnny Manriquez Patent Lawyer for Kansas City, MO

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

Thomas Love Patent Lawyer for Kansas City, MO

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.
61 reviews

Matt Googe Patent Lawyer for Kansas City, MO

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

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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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