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What Can A Patent Lawyer Help You With?

A lawyer who specializes in intellectual property law assists clients with filing patents, service marks, trademarks, and other paperwork related to their intellectual property (IP). After all, filing a patent is not easy. To protect your IP, you’ll need to ensure that you’re applying for the right kind of patent and that you’re properly submitting all the required documentation.

How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Patent Lawyer In The U.S.?

Lawyer fees for patents (not including filing fees) can be a major cost. A good attorney can range from $300 to $500 an hour, which can vary depending on your location and the type of patent you’re filing for.

How To Find The Best Patent Lawyer

The best patent attorney is found by considering your needs, conducting proper research, and narrowing your options down. Since IP law is pretty broad, you can start by first vetting a lawyer’s qualifications before booking a consultation. During the interview, assess their responses—do they know which area of IP law your invention applies to? How have they offered to help you?

Need A Patent Lawyer In Your Area?

There are thousands of lawyers out there, but at the end of the day, you’ll only need one. To find an attorney suited to your needs, consider using platforms like UpCounsel, which connect you with high-quality lawyers that are affordable and passionate about helping you. Click here to easily find & compare the best patent lawyers in your area for free.

FAQs About Patent Lawyers

What Exactly Does A Patent Lawyer Do?

Patent attorneys guide their clients through the process of preparing and submitting patent applications. They also provide legal advice and represent their clients for matters relating to patents, including licensing and infringement.

Do I Need A Lawyer To Patent My Idea?

While patent and trademark attorneys are not necessarily required to apply for one, it’s recommended to hire one. Many people fail to realize how complicated the process is until they’ve actually started. After all, there are several steps involved, and having your patent denied is not an uncommon experience. To mitigate the risk of putting your intellectual property at risk, it’s best to enlist the help of a professional.

What Is The Difference Between Patent Attorney And Agent?

Patent attorneys are well-versed in patent law and are registered to practice and represent you in court during litigation. Meanwhile, while patent agents can advise on the application process, they cannot provide you with any legal advice, especially when it comes to infringement or licensing.

Kanika R.

Kanika Radhakrishnan

428 reviews
Kanika is an experienced Patent Attorney and Managing Partner of Evergreen Valley Law Group in Silicon Valley, which serves innovative entrepreneurs with backgrounds in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science. She has filed over 5,000 patent applications in the U.S. and worldwide with a successful track record of obtaining patents for clients.
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Richard E.

Richard Eldredge

403 reviews
Richard Eldredge is a corporate attorney and a professor of law. He has over seven years of experience and is licensed to practice law in Texas. Richard is experienced in patents and business formation, as well as trademark and copyright law. He received his degree in law from the La Verne College of Law. Richard has been a patent attorney and engineer at the Eldrege Law Firm since September 2005.
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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

376 reviews
Ross Brandborg is an attorney at law with more than 13 years of experience. He has been licensed to practice law in Minnesota and North Dakota. Ross is also a member of the North Dakota Patent Bar. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained after his graduation from the University of North Dakota. He specializes in trademark and copyright law, as well as in patents. Ross founded his own law firm, Brandborg Law, in 2017.
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David Y.

David Yamaguchi

221 reviews
Startups and small businesses sometimes need someone who can deal with complex transactions on an international playing field. David Yamaguchi specializes in content hosting issues and intellectual property. He concentrates his practice in the United States, Asia, India, and Europe. Whether you are a business giant or a startup, Mr. Yamaguchi can provide legal advice that fits your needs.
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Alexis S.

Alexis Saenz

91 reviews
Alexis Saenz is a patent attorney who has prepared hundreds of patent applications and responses to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He mainly works with start-up ventures and mid-sized companies in the growth stage. Alexis' personal experience with a startup company has given him deep insight into the process that guides his patent and intellectual property services.
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Thomas Love

70 reviews
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.
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Sam G.

Sam Goldstein

53 reviews
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James S.

James Smedley

33 reviews
James is the managing member of the law firm, James M Smedley LLC, an intellectual property law boutique that focuses on intellectual property prosecution and corporate transactional matters. He has worked with clients of all sizes from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Outside of the office, he is a family man, wine lover, video gamer, and fitness fanatic.
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Joel D.

Joel Douglas

22 reviews
U.S. Patent Agent, Serial Entrepreneur Professional Engineer in Connecticut, Florida, Texas, Alabama, Oklahoma , Louisiana. Named Inventor on 103 Patents Built and Sold 7 S... read more
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Mandana J.

Mandana Jafarinejad

16 reviews
Mandana Jafarinejad is a patent attorney with seven years of experience. She is exceptionally skilled in dealing with corporate legal matters that involves trademark and copyright law. Mandana has been licensed to practice law in California and she is a member of the California Patent Bar. She attended the Western State University College of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in law. Mandana has been serving as a patent attorney at MJIP An Intellectual Property Firm since 2011.
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