LeonardPatel PC

LeonardPatel is a bicoastal intellectual property law firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and Irvine, California that are proximate both to the United States Patent & Trademark Office and to West Coast technology organizations and companies.

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Main Office

LeonardPatel PC
19800 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 300
Irvine  CA  92612

  • (949) 724-4521
  • (949) 242-9711


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Other Offices

  • LeonardPatel PC - Washington D.C. Office
    1875 I Street NW, 5th Floor
    Washington,  DC  20006
Intellectual Property
LeonardPatel is a bicoastal intellectual property law firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and Irvine, California that are proximate both to the United States Patent & Trademark Office and to West Coast technology organizations and companies.
The attorneys of LeonardPatel leverage intellectual property expertise that spans a wide variety of industries and technologies. Our attorneys have worked with many of the most innovative technology companies and organizations, including numerous Fortune 500 corporations. Our attorneys have experience with some of the leading intellectual property law firms, including Staas & Halsey and Squire Sanders, and have extensive experience practicin g before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Our clients range from large technology organizations such as NASA to nascent technology companies that are just getting off the ground.

LeonardPatel is dedicated to protecting clients' ideas, brands and works by helping clients to obtain, strengthen and enforce critical patent, trademark and copyright protections. From engines and control systems for spacecraft to inventions conceived in a workshop or garage, from business and product names to creative works of art, we help clients to obtain the comprehensive intellectual property protection that is critical to their business. We go beyond the traditional roles of intellectual property attorneys to assist our clients in reviewing the business case for innovations, developing a business around innovations and obtaining funding. Not only are we committed to delivering the highest quality services, but we also actively seek to help facilitate the success of our clients' businesses.

LeonardPatel recognizes that an understanding of how intellectual property is leveraged in a client's industry is vital to providing high quality intellectual property services. The attorneys at LeonardPatel understand our clients' technologies through their technical backgrounds, past experience patenting technologies in the field, and careful research. Our attorneys have extensive experience working with thousands of inventions in representative fields including: Aerospace, Electrical and Computer Hardware, Green Technologies, Mechanical Devices, Network Technologies, Software, and Telecommunications.

In addition, the legal ability, training and experience of our attorneys enables us to design and implement legal strategies to protect innovations utilizing these technologies. We help clients to identify the appropriate forms of protection for their various assets, whether it be patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, or a combination thereof.

Our unique approach to client service is centered around exceeding client expectations by delivering the highest quality advice and excellence in execution, built upon a foundation of exceptional integrity. Our professionals are committed to keeping clients well-informed of the progress of applications during patent and trademark prosecution and to responding quickly to client inquiries regarding all matters. We address issues promptly and thoroughly through both written and oral communication. LeonardPatel also allows clients to take advantage of fixed fees that allow for more reliable forecasting and budgeting of intellectual property expenditures.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

LeonardPatel recognizes that different organizations have different intellectual property needs. Accordingly, we offer suites of services that are designed to meet the needs of a particular client.


The intellectual property professionals at LeonardPatel have a deep understanding of numerous technologies and industries, ranging from space technologies to medical devices to software and telecommunications, among many others. We work closely with corporate counsel to develop and adhere to an effective patent portfolio management strategy and to deliver high quality intellectual property services at reasonable fees. We offer a full suite of intellectual property services to assist corporate counsel with the many issues that may arise in the context of a large intellectual property portfolio.


LeonardPatel assists government technology organizations such as NASA with evaluating and protecting promising technologies. We have a deep understanding of the process of protecting government intellectual property assets. We have a CAGE code, a DUNS number, and we are qualified as a small business, as is often preferred for government contractors.


LeonardPatel offers end-to-end intellectual property services to startups and individual inventors, including evaluating the business case for the technology to help determine whether intellectual property protection makes sense, procuring intellectual property protection, and, if desired, assisting with valuing and licensing the technology. We also assist startups in connecting with venture capital sources to help take their businesses to the next level.

Sheetal Patel

Sheetal Patel is the CFO and co-founder of LeonardPatel. His practice focuses on assisting high-tech companies to secure intellectual property rights through patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Mr. Patel has extensive experience with various fields of technology such as computer hardware and software, network and data storage devices, semiconductors, telecommunication systems, medical and mechanical devices, automotive systems, robotics, optics, and energy production and conservation systems. Mr. Patel also advises his clients on issues such as patent protection strategies, patent portfolio management, patent enforcement, and patent infringement.
  • Bar Number: 242443
  • The John Marshall Law School
    Juris Doctor
  • California Polytechnic State University, Pomona
    B.S. in Computer Science

Michael Leonard

Michael Leonard is the president and co-founder of LeonardPatel. His practice is focused primarily on intellectual property matters, including patent and trademark prosecution, drafting opinions, valuation and licensing. Mr. Leonard also counsels small businesses on business issues and strategy, and attempts to connect innovative companies with venture capital. Mr. Leonard has assisted clients with procuring patents in numerous fields, including complex software technologies such as operating systems and modeling software, mobile telecommunications, optics, robotics, jet and rocket engines, electronics and circuit fabrication, materials, medical devices, and machine tools.

Prior to his career as an intellectual property attorney, Mr. Leonard worked as a software engineer and a consultant. Some of the technologies he assisted in developing include a Java-based embedded operating system, client and server-side business applications, databases, and software for mobile devices.
  • Bar Number: 74132
  • Franklin Pierce Law School
    Juris Doctor
  • University of Virginia
    B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering

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