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Gloria M. Steinberg Patent Lawyer for York, PA

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 York, PA

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 York, PA

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

W. Eric Boyd Patent Lawyer for York, PA

W. Eric Boyd’s specialty is intellectual property and patent portfolio development. Currently, he is employed as an intellectual property manager for Ostendo Technologies. Prior to that, he worked as an intellectual property asset and licensing manager for Northrop Grumman and patent counsel for Irvine Senors Corp.

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Donald Wenskay Patent Lawyer for York, PA

Protecting your company’s assets is important and attorney Donald Wenskay can help you. As an experienced patent attorney with over 21 years of experience, Mr. Wenskay is able to help you navigate through the paperwork and legal woes related to all copyrights, trademarks, and patents. His experience specifically lies within the areas of medical devices, computer hardware, software, optics, media, and the Internet.

Marin Cionca Patent Lawyer for York, PA

Marin Cionca, a registered patent attorney, founded his boutique Intellectual Property law firm in 2009. He advises small businesses, entrepreneurs, and inventors primarily in patent and trademark applications and prosecutions. Marin has a broad technical background with his mechanical engineering degree, his past research in biochemistry, and his experience as a designer of a thermodynamic manufacturing process.

James Deirmendjian Patent Lawyer for York, PA

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.

Pamela Vavra Patent Lawyer for York, PA

Pamela Vavra was previously an engineer, systems analyst and software developer. Now she is an Attorney practicing law in California - she is a Certified Informational Privacy Professional. Her practice areas include Business, Intellectual Property, Privacy, as well as Landlord or Tenant matters. Pamela attended Santa Clara University School of Law. She is admitted to the State Bar of California.

Joseph Gross Patent Lawyer for York, PA

Joseph Gross deals with high-tech companies in their efforts to secure patents and trademarks. Whether you are a small company or a Fortune 500 company, Mr. Gross can provide legal services that meet your needs. He has experience with businesses that deal with software, electronics, mechanical devices, semiconductors, and material sciences. He can also deal with any disputes or issues in court as well.
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Our experienced York 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 York 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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