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Gloria M. Steinberg Patent Lawyer for Springfield, 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.
199 reviews

Johnny Manriquez Patent Lawyer for Springfield, 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.
102 reviews

Irvin Tyan Patent Lawyer for Springfield, MO

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.
43 reviews

Andrew Rapacke Patent Lawyer for Springfield, MO

Andrew Rapacke is a trademark and patent attorney who has been serving corporate clients for the past four years. He is licensed to practice law in Florida and is also a member of the Florida Patent Bar. Andrew obtained his legal degree from the Florida State University College of Law. He is also skilled in providing legal assistance to startup companies. Andrew has been serving as the managing partner at The Rapacke Law Group since October 2017.
2 reviews

Carlos Perez Patent Lawyer for Springfield, MO

Carlos Perez has represented high-stake clients, including Facebook, Google and AMD. He primarily focuses on patents, but has experience in numerous business practice areas. Carlos is the founder of his own law firm, where he specializes in the preparation and prosecution of patents, as well as business litigation matters. He was also an associate at Baker Botts and Baker & McKenzie before he started his own law firm.
31 reviews

Brent Farese Patent Lawyer for Springfield, MO

Brent Farese is experienced in patent applications, trademark applications, infringement and intellectual property laws. He has been licensed to practice law in New Jersey since 2010 and also applied for a license to practice law in New York two years later. Brent is an associate at Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik LLP. He is also a student at the John Lifland Inn of Court. Brent graduated from the New York Law School in 2010, where he obtained his J.D. in law.
2 reviews

Mark Levenda Patent Lawyer for Springfield, MO

Mark Levenda is a patent attorney with over 12 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Arizona and is also a member of the Arizona Patent Bar. Mark holds a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained after graduating from the Columbia University. Mark has represented VISA, Motorola, Johnson & Johnson, John Deere and many other corporate clients. He has been serving as the principal attorney at M.A. Levenda PLC since October 2015.
2 reviews

Darryl Scott Patent Lawyer for Springfield, MO

Darryl Scott is an attorney at law with more than eight years of experience. He has been licensed to practice law in Texas and is also a member of the Texas Patent Bar. Darryl obtained his degree in law from the South Texas College of Law. Darryl primarily specializes in patents. He is also experienced in trademark and copyright law. Darryl has been serving as an attorney at Howard L. Speight, PLLC, since June 2014.
2 reviews

Perry Narancic Patent Lawyer for Springfield, MO

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.

Val Hornstein Patent Lawyer for Springfield, MO

Attorney Val Hornstein is the founder of Hornstein Law and specializes in commercial transactions, civil litigation, and intellectual property. Mr. Hornstein is a seasoned professional and has helped his clients settle for millions. In addition to his litigation and real estate law experience, he also serves as an arbitrator with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Attorney Hornstein has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and has earned one of the highest ratings available for his professional ethics and legal abilities.

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Our experienced Springfield 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 Springfield 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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