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ICKC Friendly Attorneys

We’re often asked for referrals to patent attorneys.   There are many good sources of information.   We recommend you interview several before making a decision.

The folks that know, support and participate in ICKC are:

Robert J. Lambrechts, partner

Lathrop & Gage

10851 Mastin Boulevard

Building 82, Suite 1000

Overland Park, KS 66210-1669

T: 913.451.5126


David M. Pankros, Attorney at Law
4304 W 126th Terrace

Leawood, KS 66209
T: 913-871-6712


Todor Ozegovic

Lamfers, Sheehan & Ozegovic, L.L.C.

6333 Long Avenue, Suite 102

Shawnee, Kansas 66216 

Mobile: (888) 887-5065

Expediting U.S. Innovation Comes at a Cost

Wall Street Journal Article.  Written By: Angus Loten

As part of a broader effort to spur homegrown innovation, the Commerce Department this week announced a move to fast-track the patent process by allowing entrepreneurs to expedite U.S. reviews by paying a hefty fee.

Yet some in the patent industry fear the initiative might do more harm than good by giving money-rich companies an edge over start-ups in the race for a patent, while doing little to reduce an already growing backlog of applications that is causing delays in product development and expansion plans.

Until now, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office largely has processed patents on a first-come, first-serve basis for a base fee of $1,090.

Last year, the office granted more than 244,358 patents, up 27% from 2009. The process takes an average of 35 months to complete, and often includes costly legal fees—patent lawyers typically charge more than $25,000, depending on the complexity of the application.      Read More

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