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Richard G.

Richard Gora

191 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

256 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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Ross Brandborg

109 reviews
Ross Brandborg is an attorney at law with more than 13 years of experience. He has been licensed to practice law in Minnesota and North Dakota. Ross is also a member of the North Dakota Patent Bar. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained after his graduation from the University of North Dakota. He specializes in trademark and copyright law, as well as in patents. Ross founded his own law firm, Brandborg Law, in 2017.
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Kristen H.

Kristen Hayes Kuse

Kristen Hayes Kuse is a general counselor who offers her legal services to corporate clients in California. She has over 20 years of experience as a counselor and obtained her legal degree from the Golden Gate University School of Law. She has worked with numerous large legal firms in the United States. She is exceptionally experienced in dealing with mergers and acquisitions. Kristen founded her own legal firm, Integrated General Counsel, P.C., in January 2017.
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Juliet O.

Juliet Oberding

Entrepreneur & Attorney with experience in advising companies on business and intellectual property issues. Focus on working with creative, tech and social entrepreneurs. Active role as seed and start-up stage advisor for tech and web based business. Specialties: Business and Intellectual Property law; Seed and Start-up stage Business and Legal Advisor; Business Mentor; Conflict Resolution.
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Inder C.

Inder Comar

3 reviews
Inder Comar is the Principal of his private practice Comar Law, which helps ventures and investors succeed by providing specialized services in investor representation, full-service corporate counsel, and corporate litigation. His diverse clients have ranged from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. When he's not working with corporate clients, he donates his time to practice human rights law.
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Daniel K.

Daniel Kadin

IP and commercial litigator with patent litigation experience in life sciences/medical device, telecom, computer software, and automotive accessory industries. Experience a... read more
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Sean M.

Sean Mcguckian

Sean McGuckian works for the Legal Aid Society of Orange County in Los Angeles County. This firm has a simple yet meaningful mission: to provide legal services to low-income individuals who otherwise might not be able to afford it. Their hope is to ultimately promote equality in the United States justice system. Before that, Sean worked for various legal firms as a contract attorney for civil and criminal cases.
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Morvareed Salehpour

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Morvareed Z. Salehpour specializes in handling a diverse range of complex legal matters both in and outside the courtroom. She is experienced in negotiating a variety of co... read more
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There are four common areas of intellectual property, which all protect different things such as: copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets. Additionally, licensing is a popular enough specialization of IP that warrants mentioning.

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The patent pending process means you've filed a patent application that's now pending with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The office is also called the U.S. Patent Office or the USPTO. Another term for your invention is intellectual property.

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To protect the intellectual property of your brand in relation to the goods and services you provide, it is important to obtain a trademark or service mark. Trademarking your brand in association with your goods and services gives you exclusive rights to the use of your name and logo in conjunction with these goods and services. This can include words, names, symbols, and designs or a combination of these things that identify your brand.

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