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Richard G.

Richard Gora

182 reviews
Looking for an attorney with experience? Richard Gora is the exact attorney you want. Having defended over 100 cases both in state and federal courts and working with clients from around the globe, Richard has an array of different experiences. His services are wide-ranging and include business litigation, securities litigations, employment litigation, and business counsel. Prior to founding Gora LLC, he worked for Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP for eight years.
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Joshua Garber

244 reviews
Representing notable clients like Tesla and the City of Los Angeles, Josh Garber excels at helping clients with employment and labor laws. Many of his past clients have had great success using Josh for employment agreements and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) hearings. With his practical advice, he has even helped clients avoid going to court.
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Johnny M.

Johnny Manriquez

114 reviews
Johnny Manriques is a patent attorney with extensive experience in dealing with cases that involves intellectual property law and related legal matters. He has more than 14 years of experience and is licensed to practice law in California. Johnny is registered with the State Bar of California. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law. Johnny recently started his own firm, but worked with Procopio Cory for three years prior to starting his own law office.
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Jack J.

Jack Jmaev

5 reviews
Jack Jmaev is a professional patent attorney that specializes in patent applications, contracts and agreements, as well as patent infringement. He graduated from Abraham Lincoln University and obtained his degree in law in 2001. He also attended the California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo and obtained a B.S. in Engineering Science in 1982. Jack has an extensive technical background and has several years of entrepreneurial experience.
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Nadia D.

Nadia Davari

2 reviews
Nadia has over 14 years of experience as an attorney. She has served as the outside counsel and in legal and business affairs for a number of companies and start ups, inclu... read more
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Lauri D.

Lauri Donahue

220 reviews
Lauri Donahue has been practicing law for more than 25 years. She advises high-tech, media, and entertainment companies in the U.S., Israel, and the EU on matters including technology licensing, entertainment law, video game law, anti-piracy, antitrust, IP litigation, and patent monetization. Ms. Donahue also trains and manages multi-shore teams and teaches law in the U.S. and overseas.
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Bruce H.

Bruce Hare

2 reviews
Genius Patent specializes in patent preparation and prosecution. Our enthusiastic and motivated team can help you protect your valuable intellectual property. Founder Bruce... read more
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Teddie H.

Teddie Hsu

11 reviews
Teddie is an attorney in California who concentrates his practice in intellectual property, specifically in the areas of patent and trademark prosecution. Since graduating from the UC Davis King Hall School of Law, he has gained experience working with various technologies including telecommunications, server systems and semi-conductors. Teddie's clients range from large corporations to solo inventors.
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Veronica B.

Veronica Besmer

5 reviews
Veronica Besmer is Managing Partner at The Besmer Law Firm, in Los Angeles. She specializes in both international and domestic corporate and business law, internet law and e-commerce, and intellectual property law. Veronica speaks English, German, and Czech and has expertise in cross-national business transactions. Currently, she serves as co-vice chair of the California State Bar’s Cyberspace Law Committee.
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Heather S.

Heather Satin

Heather began practicing in 1998 and has been admitted in both California and Canada. Throughout her career, Heather has worked with and negotiated on behalf of business of all sizes from solo entrepreneurs to substantial corporate enterprises. She enjoys being a creative-thinking business strategist, entrepreneurial mentor, and complex-contract negotiator.
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There are three types of copyright: usage, full, and unique. Usage means the buyer gets to use the article one time, but the writer can use it again or resell it. Full rights will give the buyer all rights; they can even place their name on the article, saying they wrote it. Your copyright attorney can explain further details about the different kinds of copyright.

Copyright ©, the least expensive form of protection, means literally "the right to copy" an original creation. Original works of authorship include: Movies, drawings, books, works of art, music, textile and jewelry designs, photographs, lyrics, computer programs, paintings, architectural works, including blue prints and maps.

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