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Kanika R.

Kanika Radhakrishnan

419 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

402 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

328 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

212 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

89 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 L.

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
Bankruptcy Consultant for Businesses/Individuals considering Chapter 7, 11, or 13 filings, handling both consultation and representation. Small Business professional exp... read more
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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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Mark L.

Mark Levenda

2 reviews
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.
Burt S.

Burt Skiba

Burt Skiba is an intellectual property attorney that recently obtained his Juris Doctor degree after he graduated from the Michigan State University College of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Arizona. Burt often provides legal assistance to startup companies and specializes in trademark and copyright law. He was recently appointed a position as an intellectual property attorney at Accelerate IP LLC.

Why Hire a Patent Lawyer?

Hiring an expert patent lawyer in the Phoenix area is the best way to protect your company's intellectual property.

It is not required by law to have a patent lawyer file for a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on your behalf, but patent and trademark law is complex and takes time to learn. The application is long and every detail is vital to securing a patent, so having someone who understands it all can be invaluable.

If you choose to file your patent without the assistance of a patent attorney, you could end up making these very costly mistakes:

  • You may not provide enough information in your initial provisional patent application to allow you to later file for the non-provisional patent, which would leave your invention completely unprotected.
  • You file for a provisional patent correctly for your first invention, but then you disclose new information publicly about that same invention or you make improvements and don't update the patent. This means your first invention is not completely protected.
  • You end up disclosing too much information on your application. You include too many inventions that are not related to the main invention that you are trying to patent or you add information that is not related to the application. Any of these things could delay the approval of your application or in ruin your chances of being approved at all.

Patent lawyers are often experts in several different technical fields. This means they'll be able to better understand your invention than other kinds of lawyers. Combining your technical knowledge with their understanding of patent law is the best way to ensure your application gets approved.

How to Find the Best Patent Lawyer

Patent law is federally regulated. You can look for patent lawyers in Phoenix as well as anywhere in Arizona or the entire country for that matter. If you feel comfortable speaking to someone over the phone and through email, you can look outside of the Phoenix area to find the attorney who is the most qualified to handle your patent application and shop around to compare their fees. No matter where you find your patent lawyer, you should start your search by doing the following:

  • Ask for recommendations: Speak to friends, colleagues, mentors and other inventors in. The State Bar Association of Arizona, as well as the Maricopa County Bar Association, can offer advice on reputable patent lawyers in your area.

  • Look for small firms: If price is a large factor in your choice, try to find small firms in the suburbs of Phoenix where the overhead costs of the firm will be lower. Generally, these types of firms charge much less than their large, city-based counterparts.

  • Do Your research: Once you've narrowed down the list of recommendations, do your research on each of the lawyers on your list. Do they have experience with intellectual property? Do they have experience with intellectual property in your industry? You can check with the USPTO and see how many patents each of the lawyers have filed. If they haven't filed very many, you should probably cross them off the list.

  • Set up meetings: Now that you have a short list of potential patent lawyers to work with, you can call or email them to try to set up a meeting. Pay attention to how they interact with you initially. The patent process is a rigorous one, so you want someone who can communicate well.

  • Come prepared to the meeting: Bring any information about your invention that will help the attorney understand if they have enough technical knowledge to write your patent application. You should also know what other patents have been filed that are similar to yours and be able to explain to the attorney how your invention is different.

Questions for Patent Lawyers

  • How busy are you? You want a patent lawyer who is busy but not too busy to take on your patent. There aren't really that many patent lawyers in the country, so it's likely that the Phoenix area will only have a handful. With such little competition, if the patent lawyer your speaking to isn't busy, it's probably not a good sign.
  • What is your technical background? Many lawyers have studied biology, chemistry, engineering, or some other technical field in addition to patent law. This gives them a much better understanding of various inventions, including yours. Find a patent lawyer who has technical understanding in your field.
  • Have you ever been a USPTO examiner? Some patent attorneys previously worked as patent examiners for the USPTO before becoming attorneys. This sort of experience is invaluable. If you find someone who was once a USPTO examiner, you should hire them. They understand patent law inside and out, and they know exactly what the patent examiners are looking for.

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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Phoenix Patent Attorneys

Our experienced Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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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