List of Famous Patent Attorneys People

List of Famous Patent Attorneys

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List of famous patent attorneys, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top patent attorneys in the world? This includes the most prominent patent attorneys, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable patent attorneys is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic patent attorneys were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned patent attorneys.

Examples of people on this list: Chester Carlson, Alfred Ely Beach and many more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known patent attorneys to the lesser known patent attorneys of today, these are some of the best professionals in the patent attorney field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous patent attorneys ever?" and "What are the names of famous patent attorneys?" then you're in the right place. (30 items)


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    Gregory Raymer nicknamed "Fossilman," is a professional poker player. He is best known for winning the 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event.more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Minot, North Dakota, United States of America
    • Profession: Patent attorney
    • Credits: National Heads-Up Poker Championship, World Series of Poker 2003, Poker Superstars
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    Chester Carlson
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    Chester Floyd Carlson was an American physicist, inventor, and patent attorney born in Seattle, Washington. He is best known for having invented the process of electrophotography, which produced a dry copy rather than a wet copy, as was produced by the mimeograph process. Carlson's process was ...more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1906-1968)
    • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
    • Profession: Patent attorney, Physicist, Inventor, Lawyer
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    Alfred Ely Beach
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    Alfred Ely Beach was an American inventor, publisher, and patent lawyer, born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He is most known for his design of New York City's earliest subway predecessor, the Beach Pneumatic Transit. He also patented a typewriter for the blind.more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1826-1896)
    • Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Patent attorney, Inventor
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    George Ticknor Curtis

    George Ticknor Curtis was an American author, writer, historian and lawyer.more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1812-1894)
    • Birthplace: Watertown, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Patent attorney, Lawyer
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    Howard Charney
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    Howard Charney, Senior Vice President, advises governments, businesses and universities around the world on implementing critical Internet technologies to improve productivity and competitiveness. He co-founded 3Com Corporation and founded Grand Junction Networks.more

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    • Profession: Patent attorney, Serial entrepreneur, Engineer
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    George Griswold Frelinghuysen was an American patent lawyer, and president of P. Ballantine & Sons Company, a New Jersey brewery.more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1851-1936)
    • Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Patent attorney, Lawyer
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    Paul C. Haughey is a novelist, patent attorney and partner with the law firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton. He was an electrical engineer with Hughes Aircraft before becoming a patent attorney. His first novel, Undue Diligence, was published in 2006 and reportedly took 20 years to complete.more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Profession: Patent attorney, Writer, Electrical engineer, Engineer
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    Günter Wächtershäuser, a German chemist turned patent lawyer, is mainly known for his work on the origin of life, and in particular his iron-sulfur world theory, a theory that life on Earth had hydrothermal origins. The theory is consistent with the hypothesis that life originated near seafloor ...more

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    • Age: age 77
    • Birthplace: Giessen, Germany
    • Profession: Patent attorney, Chemist, Lawyer
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    Dennis David Crouch is an American patent attorney who worked for McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP in Chicago, Illinois, until 2007. In 2007, he accepted a post of associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia, Missouri. In 1997, he received his B.S.E. in Mechanical ...more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Patent attorney, Law professor
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    Otto O. Lee has been a Sunnyvale, California city council member since 2003, before which he was on the Planning Commission, which he chaired from 2000 to 2001. From 2005 to 2006 he was vice mayor and from 2006 to 2007 the 57th mayor of Sunnyvale. He is a patent attorney, and a co-founder and partner of ...more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Hong Kong, China
    • Profession: Patent attorney
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    Sharon Margaret Bowles is a Liberal Democrat politician. She was a Member of the European Parliament for the South East England region of the United Kingdom from 2005 to 2014. She sat in the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe grouping. She was educated at the independent Our Lady's Abingdon, ...more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Patent attorney, Politician
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    Giles Rich
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    Giles Sutherland Rich was a judge on the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals and later on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and arguably had more influence than any other individual on modern U.S. patent law. Rich was born May 30, 1904 in Rochester, New York. He ...more

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    • Age: Died at 95 (1904-1999)
    • Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Patent attorney, Judge
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    Andrew C. Greenberg co-created Wizardry with Robert Woodhead, which was one of the first role-playing video games for a personal computer. He was also involved with the production of the game Q-Bert and several of the later Wizardry games in the 1980s. He is a graduate of Cornell University, where he ...more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Profession: Patent attorney, Lawyer
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    Stephan Kinsella
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    Norman Stephan Kinsella is an American intellectual property lawyer and author. His legal works have been published by Oceana Publications and are stored on the Westlaw database.more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Patent attorney, Lawyer
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    Charles Yardley Chittick was for several years the oldest living patent attorney in the United States. Yardley was also the oldest living member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He was born in Newark, New Jersey. Chittick was a graduate of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, and was the first ...more

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    • Age: Died at 108 (1900-2008)
    • Profession: Patent attorney
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    Alan MacPherson
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    Alan H. MacPherson was an American patent attorney who pioneered the "clean room" defense.more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1934-2008)
    • Profession: Patent attorney
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    Harry Aubrey Toulmin, Sr. was the American lawyer located in Springfield, Ohio, who wrote the "flying machine" patent application that resulted in the patent granted to Dayton inventors Wilbur and Orville Wright on May 22, 1906.more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1858-1942)
    • Profession: Patent attorney, Lawyer
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    Morgan Chu

    Morgan Chu, an intellectual property attorney, is one of the first Asian Americans to lead a major U.S. law firm. Chu's professional accolades recognize him as one of the nation’s most influential lawyers and most successful trial attorneys. A high school dropout, Chu went on to earn advanced degrees ...more

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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Patent attorney, Lawyer
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    Charles Mason

    Charles Mason was born in New York and became a patent attorney, taught engineering, and was the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Iowa from 1838 to 1847. However, today Mason is perhaps most remembered as the cadet who graduated first in the class of 1829 at the United States Military Academy ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1804-1882)
    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Patent attorney
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    Frank Neuhauser

    Frank Louis Neuhauser was an American patent lawyer and spelling bee champion, who won the first National Spelling Bee in 1925 by successfully spelling the word "gladiolus." Today, the bee is known as the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Neuhauser was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on September 29, 1913, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 98 (1913-2011)
    • Birthplace: Kentucky, United States of America
    • Profession: Patent attorney
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