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Gloria M. Steinberg Patent Lawyer for Plano, TX

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.
199 reviews

Johnny Manriquez Patent Lawyer for Plano, TX

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.
93 reviews

Thomas Love Patent Lawyer for Plano, TX

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.
63 reviews

Peter Gutenberg Patent Lawyer for Plano, TX

With legal expertise in patents, trademarks, and copyrights, Peter Gutenberg has a background of more than eight years in research, development, and manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and in vitro diagnostics. Mr. Gutenberg is a member of the California State Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section and California Lawyers for the Arts.
2 reviews

Jordan Porter Patent Lawyer for Plano, TX

Jordan Porter, the Founder and Principal of J.D. Porter, LLC, has been very busy in the legal world since 2011. He was a Legal Intern at the Federal Communications Commission and a Student Attorney for the Public Justice Advocacy Clinic. His areas of expertise extend to criminal and civil litigation, legal research, appellate proceedings and other general legal services. He was a student of The George Washington University Law School. Jordan has obtained a J.D., a BA and a Master's Degree.

Steven Rowell Patent Lawyer for Plano, TX

Steven Rowell is a business lawyer with more than 14 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and received his J.D. degree in law from the Western New England University School of Law. Steven is experienced in dealing with commercial contracts, as well as in labor and employment law. He also specializes in patents, as well as trademark and copyright law. Steven served as the vice president of Ahold USA Inc from January 2013 to January 2018.
2 reviews

Walker Weitzel Patent Lawyer for Plano, TX

Walker Weitzel is an intellectual property and patent attorney with more than three years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Washington and is also a member of the Washington Patent Bar. Walker obtained his Juris Doctor degree in law from the Seattle University School of Law. He has been an attorney at Alloy Patent Law since April 2015, and primarily deals with patents and legal cases involving intellectual property law.
2 reviews

Gary Winer Patent Lawyer for Plano, TX

Gary Winer is a patent attorney with 12 years’ experience. He specializes in intellectual property law and the majority of his clients are in the technology and electronics industry. Gary obtained a Juris Doctor degree in law from the New England Law School. He is licensed to practice law in both Florida and Massachusetts. Gary has been a managing member at Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco PL since 2007.
4 reviews

Diana Olesko Patent Lawyer for Plano, TX

Diana Olesko is a United States Navy Veteran. She has a Masters of Material Science and Chemical Synthesis as well as Master of Laws in Intellectual Property. She teaches a... read more

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Our experienced Plano 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 Plano 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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