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Gloria M. Steinberg Patent Lawyer for Vancouver, WA

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 Vancouver, WA

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 Vancouver, WA

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

Kevin Keener Patent Lawyer for Vancouver, WA

Kevin Keener is an intellectual property attorney with almost a decade of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and he is also a member of the Illinois Patent Bar. Kevin holds a Juris Doctor in law, which he obtained after graduating from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He specializes in commercial contracts, labor and employment law, and general IP-related matters. Keener is currently a partner attorney at Keener and Associates, P.C.
2 reviews

Yonatan Drori Patent Lawyer for Vancouver, WA

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.

Michael Hoffman Patent Lawyer for Vancouver, WA

Michael Hoffman has years of experience when it comes to intellectual property. He currently handles patent prosecution, trademark law, dispute resolution, and licensing. Before practicing law, Michael was a senior software engineer, an experience he utilizes to assist his technology-oriented clients. He also received The Capital District Business Review’s “40 Under Forty” award, a distinction used to recognize up-and-coming members of the business community.

James Deirmendjian Patent Lawyer for Vancouver, WA

My education and work experience can only be described as eclectic. It's been my good fortune in my time so far as a patent agent to have been given free reign to experiment with novel prosecution strategies, and to make higher-level judgment calls on difficult cases, the sorts of which would normally be reserved for managing partners. My approach to patents includes the deployment of strong analytical, writing and persuasive skills, a keen and general understanding of a wide breadth of applied sciences, and a strong desire to self-educate in the technical, legal and scientific nuances that often attend to each unique case.

Joseph St. John Patent Lawyer for Vancouver, WA

Joseph St. John is primarily a litigation attorney, but also has experience in other business-related legal practice areas. He often advised companies that specialize in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and web-based solutions on their legal matters. Joseph has more than eight years of experience and is licensed to practice law in several states, including Louisiana and the District of Columbia. Joseph is a member at St. John LLC.

Ashkan Najafi Patent Lawyer for Vancouver, WA

As a registered patent attorney with over a decade of experience, Ashkan Najafi brings personal experience to his practice. He is the holder of patents in mechanical, electrical, and software/business methods arts. He also advises clients on copyright and trademark issues. Ashkan’s expert legal advice helps his clients protect their creations and inventions and maintain a competitive edge.
2 reviews

Willia Hulsey Patent Lawyer for Vancouver, WA

William has represented over 500 startup and emerging growth companies for almost 30 years as a patent attorney and intellectual property lawyer. William is a top rated attorney who is listed on the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorney, rated “AV—Preeminent” by the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory, and a recipient of the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award.
2 reviews

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Our experienced Vancouver 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 Vancouver 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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