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  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Information Technology Law Copyright Law Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Patent
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Daniel P. Aleksynas was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Daniel P. Aleksynas

Young Basile Hanlon & MacFarlane P.C.
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Commerce Township, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Patent Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Trademark Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Patent Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Trade Secrets Law Mediation Litigation - Patent Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
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Gregory C. "Greg" Baker  was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Gregory C. "Greg" Baker

Phillips Ryther & Winchester LLC
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
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Alison J. Baldwin was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Alison J. Baldwin

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Concord, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Copyright Law Litigation - Patent Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law CleanTech Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Winter Park, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Patent Law Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Falls Church, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Trade Secrets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Falls Church, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Concord, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Patent Law Trademark Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
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John E. Burke was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

John E. Burke

Burke Patent Law Group LLC
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Centennial, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Trade Secrets Law Information Technology Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Marlton, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Patent Law Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Park City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trade Secrets Law Trademark Law Patent Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Patent Law Trademark Law Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Concord, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Berkeley, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
Morgan Chu was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Morgan Chu

Irell & Manella LLP
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Technology Law Litigation - Patent Information Technology Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Irvine, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Patent Law Commercial Litigation Copyright Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Billings, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Technology Law Copyright Law Patent Law Information Technology Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
Dominick A. Conde was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Dominick A. Conde

Venable LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Technology Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
Robert N. "Bob" Crouse  was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Robert N. "Bob" Crouse

Stanek Lemon Crouse + Meeks, PA
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Copyright Law Patent Law Technology Law
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Joshua D. "Josh" Curry  was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Joshua D. "Josh" Curry

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Patent Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Technology Law Patent Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Pontiac, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Technology Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
James C. "Jim" Eaves , Jr. was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

James C. "Jim" Eaves , Jr.

Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    New Bern, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Litigation - Construction Copyright Law Commercial Litigation Patent Law Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Costa Mesa, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Trademark Law Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Patent Law Copyright Law Trademark Law Information Technology Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Concord, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Information Technology Law Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
Lawyer
Robert E. Freitas was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Robert E. Freitas

Freitas & Weinberg LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Redwood Shores, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Copyright Law Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Menlo Park, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Litigation - Patent Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Patent Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Trade Secrets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law

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Practice Area Definition

Patent Law Definition

A patent is a contract between an inventor and the government. The inventor provides a complete description of the invention to the public in an application for patent. This benefits the public by providing knowledge of the invention for use as a foundation for additional innovation. In return, if the invention is new (as compared to everything known to the public prior to the invention), a patent is issued. This patent gives the inventor a right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the patented invention throughout the United States, and from importing the invention into the United States, for the life of the patent, usually 20 years from filing. 

Grant of a patent does NOT itself give an inventor a right to exploit the patented invention – it only gives the inventor a right to exclude others from practicing the invention. For example, if an inventor makes an improvement to a previously patented machine, and gets a patent, the inventor can prevent the owner of the original patent from using the improvement. However, the inventor may not be able to exploit the improvement itself, at least until the original patent expires, because such exploitation might infringe that original patent. 

Title 35 of the United States Code (the “Patent Statutes”) set forth the standards and procedures for obtaining patents. Patents are granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), an agency of the Department of Commerce. 

The following items are patentable under these statutes:

  • Processes: new methods of doing something
  • Machines: engines, machinery, instruments, gadgets, etc.
  • Articles of manufacture: circuits, tools, structures made of metal, plastics, ceramics, etc.
  • Compositions of matter: new pharmaceuticals, chemical compounds, naturally occurring substances when substantially purified, DNA sequences, biological materials, e.g. bacteria, viruses, proteins and protein fragments, monoclonal antibodies, epitopes, and vectors.
  • Improvements in any of the above
  • Living organisms: genetically altered plants and animals.
  • Computer programs: alone and in conjunction with other equipment.
  • Business methods: methods for doing business, but not those solely directed to patenting abstract ideas.
  • Designs: ornamental aspects of articles of manufacture.
  • Non-patentable items include: nebulous concepts or ideas, laws of nature (e.g., gravity), mathematical algorithms alone (but computer-implemented mathematical algorithms producing a concrete, useful, and tangible result are patentable subject matter), and purely mental processes.

A key element to effective patent protection is writing patent claims that define the invention as broadly as possible, but without overlapping prior art that could make the patent invalid. This is generally best done by someone with skill and experience in patent practice, so consulting with a patent attorney is a wise choice.

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A patent is a contract between an inventor and the government. The inventor provides a complete description of the invention to the public in an application for patent. This benefits the public by providing knowledge of the invention for use as a foundation for additional innovation. In return, if the invention is new (as compared to everything known to the public prior to the invention), a patent is issued. This patent gives the inventor a right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the patented invention throughout the United States, and from importing the invention into the United States, for the life of the patent, usually 20 years from filing. 

Grant of a patent does NOT itself give an inventor a right to exploit the patented invention – it only gives the inventor a right to exclude others from practicing the invention. For example, if an inventor makes an improvement to a previously patented machine, and gets a patent, the inventor can prevent the owner of the original patent from using the improvement. However, the inventor may not be able to exploit the improvement itself, at least until the original patent expires, because such exploitation might infringe that original patent. 

Title 35 of the United States Code (the “Patent Statutes”) set forth the standards and procedures for obtaining patents. Patents are granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), an agency of the Department of Commerce. 

The following items are patentable under these statutes:

  • Processes: new methods of doing something
  • Machines: engines, machinery, instruments, gadgets, etc.
  • Articles of manufacture: circuits, tools, structures made of metal, plastics, ceramics, etc.
  • Compositions of matter: new pharmaceuticals, chemical compounds, naturally occurring substances when substantially purified, DNA sequences, biological materials, e.g. bacteria, viruses, proteins and protein fragments, monoclonal antibodies, epitopes, and vectors.
  • Improvements in any of the above
  • Living organisms: genetically altered plants and animals.
  • Computer programs: alone and in conjunction with other equipment.
  • Business methods: methods for doing business, but not those solely directed to patenting abstract ideas.
  • Designs: ornamental aspects of articles of manufacture.
  • Non-patentable items include: nebulous concepts or ideas, laws of nature (e.g., gravity), mathematical algorithms alone (but computer-implemented mathematical algorithms producing a concrete, useful, and tangible result are patentable subject matter), and purely mental processes.

A key element to effective patent protection is writing patent claims that define the invention as broadly as possible, but without overlapping prior art that could make the patent invalid. This is generally best done by someone with skill and experience in patent practice, so consulting with a patent attorney is a wise choice.