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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.
198 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.
90 reviews

Matt Googe Patent Lawyer for Springfield, 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

Eric Hinojosa Patent Lawyer for Springfield, MO

Eric Hinojosa is a registered attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He offers legal counsel in areas such as patent, trademark, and copyright law. One of Eric’s primary goals is to offer affordable legal services to people who really need it - particularly business owners and startups. He keeps these services affordable by operating mostly online and therefore reducing overhead costs.

Adel Aali Patent Lawyer for Springfield, MO

Many companies require extensive research and development, particularly those in the medical device field. Adel Ali understands that all too well because he actually founded his own medical device company. Now he helps others start their businesses in a legal capacity. He can help with formation, employment issues, and trademark filings.
2 reviews

Jennifer Medlin Patent Lawyer for Springfield, MO

Jennifer has over 20 years of patent experience. She has worked as a patent examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office and as a counsel at some of the country's top law firms. Her law background is complemented with a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering. Even though Jennifer is based in Atlanta, she works with clients across the country and with foreign associates.

Edward Robinson Patent Lawyer for Springfield, MO

Edward Robinson is a patent attorney that mainly works with corporations to help them obtain patent protection for pharmaceutical products, medical devices and related inventions. He is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Edward has over 14 years of experience. He practices law in California and received a J.D in law from the University of San Diego School of Law. Edward has recently jointed Tech Law LLP, but have represented a large number of companies as a corporate counsel.
25 reviews

Jack Jacobs Patent Lawyer for Springfield, MO

Jack Jacobs is the current Managing Partner at Cleantech Law Partners - a Law Firm focusing on the renewable energy industry - and has been for over 7 years. Before that, he worked as an Environmental Litigation Lawyer, as well as a Consultant for many different corporations around the world. Jack obtained his J.D. from the Vermont Law School, and his Masters in Environmental Law and Natural Resource Policy from Lewis & Clark Law School.

Ignacio Bellver Patent Lawyer for Springfield, MO

Ignacio Bellver is a licensed patent attorney that is based in Texas. He is licensed to practice law in Peurto Rico and is also a member of the Texas Patent Bar. Ignacio primarily focuses on patents, with exceptional experience in dealing with legal cases related to trademark and copyright law. He obtained his legal degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Ignacio has been the principal IP counselor at the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Group since 2016.

Yonatan Drori Patent Lawyer for Springfield, MO

Yonatan Drori is a partner at Drori-Werzansky-Orland & Co., a small boutique law firm that specializes in trademarks, patents, and copyrights. Attorney Drori works hard to counsel all of his clients about the importance of protecting their intellectual property and trade secrets. Much of his experience lies in enforcing trademark and patent infringement and prosecution for unauthorized use.

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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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