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Johnny M.

Johnny Manriquez

113 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.
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Gloria M. S.

Gloria M. Steinberg

204 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.
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Irvin T.

Irvin Tyan

43 reviews
Navigating the legal world as a startup can be intimidating and overwhelming. That is why experienced attorneys like Irvin Tyan are an absolute must-have. Mr. Tyan can help your startup with a variety of issues, including intellectual property, contract drafting, portfolio analysis, and commercial litigation. He can also help with employment issues and competitive landscape analysis.
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Ashitha B.

Ashitha Bhagwan

Ashitha is a corporate attorney in the Bay Area representing individual entrepreneurs, small to mid-sized companies, and startups located in the US and overseas. She provides legal advice on corporate and technology related issues. Ashitha can help with a range of business-related matters from entity formations to overseas companies looking to break into the US market.
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Gaston K.

Gaston Kroub

Gaston Kroub is a founding partner of Kroub, Silbersher & Kolmykov PPLC. Based out of New York City, KSK is an intellectual property litigation boutique aiming to give customers high-end legal service, but without the high-end price tag. Gaston was previously recognized in the NY-metro edition of Superlawyers Magazine for intellectual property litigation.
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Maryam I.

Maryam Imam

2 reviews
Over 20 years of experience in intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and IP-related transactions, in addition to a practicing electrical eng... read more
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David T.

David Tamaroff

2 reviews
David Tamaroff is an intellectual property and commercial law attorney. He has been serving corporate clients for the past seven years. David is licensed to practice law in Florida and obtained his legal degree from the University of Miami School of Law. David specializes in trademark and copyright law. He is also skilled in reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. He has been serving as a partner at Lipscomb & Partners since January 2018.
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Stuart H.

Stuart Hays

Stuart is the managing partner at Transbay Law Group, PC. He focuses on transactions including technology licensing, product development, and corporate finance. Before founding Transbay Law Group, Stuart was a corporate partner with a large West Coast law firm. He has served as general counsel to hundreds of technology, manufacturing, defense industry, service sector, and retail companies.
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Steve C.

Steve Chin

2 reviews
Steve Chin is both an entrepreneur and a corporate attorney. He uses his expertise as an entrepreneur to help businesses overcome their legal issues. Steve has 11 years of experience and he is licensed to practice law in Tennessee, as well as in New York. He has experience in business formation matters, trademarks, commercial contracts and general corporate lawsuits. Since 2012, Steve has been a general counsel at Survature Inc. Prior to this position, he was a solo practitioner.
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Michael P.

Michael Portanova

Michael is a lawyer and entrepreneur who began his legal career at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, the world's largest law firm devoted solely to arbitration and litigation. While he was at the firm, he handled considerable copyright infringement matters and negotiated contract disputes. After he left, he went on to build eCommerce startups in Southeast Asia.
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Why Hire a Patent Lawyer

Whether this is your first time filing a patent application or you've filed a patent application in the past, there are many ways that a top Minneapolis patent attorney can help you throughout the process. There are many steps to receive a patent and making sure that your invention is eligible for a patent. These steps might include:

  • Patent Search: A patent search is completed by searching databases of patents. Once an invention is patented, it cannot be patented again. A patent search helps an inventor to confirm that their invention is new and novel. If that invention isn't novel, it's not eligible for a patent. This is discovered during the patent search.

  • Provisional Patent: If a thorough patent search is completed and it's concluded that your invention is eligible for a patent, then it's time to file a provisional patent. A provisional patent is similar to a reservation at a restaurant. It holds the applicant's place by giving them a filing date. An early filing date on a provisional patent application can be the difference between being the first to file a patent application on an invention and the second. Only the first person to file a patent application is eligible to own the patent.

  • Non-Provisional Patent: A non-provisional patent application is the second and more complicated step when applying for a patent. The non-provisional application requires a lot of information and data about the invention. This application will be reviewed by a patent examiner and will result in either patent approval or denial. A patent denial can be appealed.

  • Patent Infringement: A Minneapolis patent lawyer can also help an inventor to defend his patent in the case of patent infringement. Patent infringement is the improper use of a patented invention by someone other than the owner.

Hiring a Minneapolis patent lawyer can bring many benefits. Some of those benefits could be:

  • Simplifying the patent application process.

  • Keeping track of due dates and requirements when filing provisional and non-provisional patent applications.

  • Representing you in court for a patent infringement lawsuit

  • Can recommend if your invention is eligible for a patent, if it needs international protection, and what type of patent you should apply for.

  • Can ensure full patent protection through an accurate patent application

How to Find the Best Patent Lawyer in Minneapolis

Check a patent lawyer's credentials before hiring him. A Minneapolis patent attorney should:

  • Be a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association. You can check on their website to make sure that lawyers are a member in good standing.

  • Have a few years of experience in patent law.

  • Have experience with the type of patent you're applying for.

  • Have experience with the type of invention your patent is for.

  • Have experience filing patent applications.

  • Have experience litigating patent infringement cases.

When seeking the help of a Minneapolis patent attorney, ensure that the lawyer is someone you can respect and work well with. A patent application is a complicated process, and it's essential that your lawyer understands everything about your invention. This means it's important that your lawyer is:

  • Detail oriented

  • Submits applications on time

  • Has time to work with you personally

  • Has the resources and connection to properly file the patent application

It's also crucial that your lawyer has the staff to support your application throughout the entire process. This might include:

  • Someone experience in patent searches.

  • A draftsman to create drawings and sketches of the invention.

  • Paralegals or patent agents to make drafts of the patent application for his review

Once you've selected a few top Minneapolis patent attorneys who have the right credentials, ask him some important questions.

Questions for a Patent Lawyer

  • Will communication be directly to you or through a paralegal or secretary?

  • Will you hire a draftsman to make drawings of the invention for filing with the patent?

  • What are your credentials as a patent lawyer?

  • Will I need international protection for my patent?

  • What's the benefit of patenting my invention?

  • Is my invention something that can be patented?

  • How much do you charge to prepare and file a patent application?

  • How many patent applications does your firm file each year?

  • What is your firm's success rate in patent application approval?

  • What experience do you have with patent infringement litigation?

  • How much do you charge if I need to sue for patent infringement?

  • How many patent specialists work at your firm and how many years of experience do they have?

A Minneapolis patent attorney can help you will a patent search, a provisional patent application, a non-provisional patent application, or a patent infringement lawsuit. No matter what stage you are in your invention, a patent lawyer can help you to decide when it's time to submit your patent application.

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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Minneapolis Patent Attorneys

Our experienced Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis 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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