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Suggestion for a good consumer goods patent attorney?

Todd Hess Expert retirement navigator, Entrepreneurial Catalyst and Advisor.

March 4th, 2013

I have read the other patent topics and most of them discuss software patent attorneys or DIY patents/provisionals.  I need specific patent advice and want to complete the utility patent with the best resource.  Can anyone recommend an attorney that specializes in consumer goods patent filings?  If it helps, here's the jist:
The provisional patent was filed almost a year ago with 2 other people before that company was dissolved.  I want to pursue the utility patent without the two others named on the patent.
Can you recommend someone?  Thanks in advance!
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Rob G

March 4th, 2013

Todd, where are you located?  Seattle? i've worked with one-person firms, small and medium (30 or so attorneys) firms.  i would recommend small (4-5 attorneys) or medium firms to get quality expertise and responsiveness and keep costs down.  Seed IP in seattle is good (medium+ firm).  Graham Lowe Jones (used to be Black Lowe Graham) is a good sm-m firm.  chris Douglas is young and i think he's moved to a new firm in seattle, but i'm sure you could find him via linkedin. Graybeal Jackson Haley is a small firm in bellevue wa i've used before.  Jeff Haley left and is now doing patent consulting. you can also find him via linkedin. 

Frank Abramonte

Seed IP Law Group PLLC

FrankA@SeedIP.com

Christopher TL Douglas

Black Lowe & Graham

701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4800

Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: 206.381.3300   Facsimile:  206.381.3301  www.blgip.com<http://www.blacklaw.com/>

Direct dial:  206.287.0099 Email: douglas@blgip.com<mailto:douglas@blacklaw.com>

(206) 287-0099

Anonymous

March 4th, 2013

If you want some quick legal advice, my startup, Lawdingo, focuses on connecting people with lawyers for just that. Here are some great IP lawyers:

https://www.lawdingo.com/lawyers/Legal-Advice/All-States/Intellectual-Property

Christopher Burrage MBA Candidate at Columbia Business School

March 4th, 2013

Lenny Kravets (the Attorney not the signer) is a good friend and does great work.  He regularly contributes on IP issues for TechCrunch. You can reach him at lkravets@panitchlaw.com or I'm happy to provide an intro.  

Scott McIntyre Director@University of Toledo; Chief Architect@Commonwealth; President@CfPA.org; Chair@Phabriq Development

March 4th, 2013

My go-to IP lawyer is Scott Popma (Finnegan.com). Ask for him and tell him I sent you. If he's not right, he'll point you to who is.

Best,

Scott

Richard Rosen Founder of FastCall --​> #1 Phone Sales Productivity app in the Salesforce AppExchange

March 4th, 2013

I have a great guy.. Leo Peters. He was referred to me by the Associate GC at Apple..

www.linkedin.com/pub/leo-peters/8/a13/63a

Super smart

Of course you know you have 1 year from the provisional.

Todd Hess Expert retirement navigator, Entrepreneurial Catalyst and Advisor.

March 5th, 2013

Thanks everyone for the prompt feedback.  I'll be reaching out by the end of this week.

Rob, I'm in the So. Utah / Vegas region.
Nikhil, great site.  I'll refer over my attorney friends (family law, tax and estate, etc. -unfortunate for me not IP guys)

Anonymous

March 8th, 2013

Todd,

I'm a technology consultant with a small-to-mid-size law firm that specializes in IP and M&A.  We work with individual inventors, small-team start-ups, through to Fortune 500 companies and have a pretty strong track-record.  I'd be glad to talk with you further about your plans if you'd like to do that.

Thanks,

Chris