Asking the hivemind for recommendations for a patent lawyer. Friend (lives in Chicago but willing to consider lawyers from any jurisdiction) has questions about patentability of his idea and potentially needs a patent attorney to help him with the prior art search and nonprovisional patent. Please post your recommendations in the comments or send me MeFi mail. Thanks!
LegalFilter: My patent attorney charges more than I can afford to write a cease & desist. should I shop around for a better deal (and how)? [more inside]
I have an idea for a fun project I'd like to fund via Kickstarter, but I need to do some due diligence first. My idea involves a variation on an existing product. How do I learn if there are patents involved and who I need to talk to to license them if needed? Is this a job for a patent lawyer? [more inside]
How do I apply a new technology to old products when I have access to neither, and make money doing it?
How do I apply a new technology to old products when I have access to neither, and make money doing it? [more inside]