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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

268 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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Richard G.

Richard Gora

195 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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Ross Brandborg

135 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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Ansel H.

Ansel Halliburton

Ansel focuses his practice on advising startups, growing companies, and entrepreneurs on IP strategy, data privacy and security, export controls, and corporate and securities law issues. He is an expert in all aspects of litigation and has won cases resulting in verdicts in over one million dollars. In addition to being an experienced lawyer, he has been a programmer since he was 10 years old.
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Peter B.

Peter Bronstein

A California business law specialist, Peter Bronstein strives to be the next best thing to in-house counsel for small-to-medium sized businesses in the Los Angeles and surrounding area. Founder of The Law Office of Peter C. Bronstein, he covers the gamut of business law, from formation and transactions to dissolution and transfers, and everything in between.
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Brett W. H.

Brett W. Hagadorn

Over 20 years in-house experience in Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare companies. Provide general legal consulting services with focus on Life S... read more
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Herbert P.

Herbert Patty

2 reviews
Herbert Patty is an intellectual property attorney who has been practicing law for the past 10 years. He is licensed in California and also a member of the California Patent Bar. Herbert obtained his degree in law from the Santa Clara University School of Law. He specializes in patents, as well as in trademark and copyright law. Herbert has been serving as the managing partner of his own law office since August 2010.
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Adam H.

Adam Hipp

2 reviews
Bold, creative, and diligent patent attorney with over a decade of experience in Patent Law. Adam is a registered patent attorney and holds a BS and MS in EE. Adam speciali... read more
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Michael S.

Michael Safai

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Michael Safai is a general counsel that focuses on business law. He mainly assists startup and small business with their legal matters, but also has experience in dealing with legal matters that non-profit organizations face. Michael has a J.D. in law and a B.A. in Economics and Astrophysics. He has more than 11 years of experience as an attorney and is licensed to practice law in California. Michael has represented various startup companies and recently worked with Dealsplus.
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Mark Ruiz

Mark Ruiz is a corporate attorney who primarily specializes in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. He prefers to work with startup companies, but he has also represented larger clients in the past. Mark has six years of experience, and is licensed to practice law in California. He received his legal degree from the University of San Francisco. Mark founded his own law firm in March 2017.
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Our Irvine IP attorneys that specialize in licensing can help you draft contracts that grant permission to another party to do something with an otherwise protected work or product. A license can grant the right to reproduce the work by: distributed copy of the work to others by rental, sale, or lease, or preparing derivative works using protected expression from the original work, and/or displaying the work.

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What Does Trademarking Goods and Services Involve?

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.

Obtaining a trademark is relatively simple with a few critical steps:

  • Select your trademark or service mark: Create your brand name and image. Your mark should be able to be registered and protected. It should be specific and unique enough to identify the source of the goods and services. It should also be distinguishable from the marks of other providers of si

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Certification Mark

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What Are Certification Marks?

Certification marks are names, symbols, or devices used by groups or persons that show compliance to a set of standards. A certification mark does not distinguish between producers. In addition, the user of the mark is not the registered owner, and the owner is not permitted to use the mark. These marks can show geographic origin, standards met with respect to quality or manufacture, or work performed by a person that meets certain standards. The party that applies for a certification mark must also be considered competent to certify the products in question.

Why Are Certification Marks Important?

Certification marks are important for businesses that want to demonstrate the quality of their products. Trade associations and centralized commercial groups are the most common owners of these marks. To get the rights to use a given mark, the business's goods must reach a certain standard. By achieving this standard, compa

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What Are Patents and Trademarks?

Patents, typically utility patents, and trademarks both protect types of intellectual property. A patent protects the products, while trademarks protect the brand and images of that product.

What is Trademark Protection?

A trademark is often used by a business to protect a specific word, design, or symbol that is tied to the company. Most companies trademark their brand names, products, and logos to prevent copycats or confusion. For example, the Nike swoosh is trademarked to make sure of the quality of the product that it's printed on, and the logo can't be used without approval from Nike itself.

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Patent Pending Process

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What Is the Patent Pending Process?

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.

Getting funds for an invention requires talking about it. But many inventors don't want to discuss their invention because they may lose patent rights to it, or someone might steal their idea. In the U.S., you have one year to file a patent application after you first publicly discuss the invention. That's why many inventors quickly file a utility patent application. Once you file an application, your invention is in th

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Post Grant Review

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What Is a Post Grant Review?

A post grant review is a way of questioning a patent's validity recently issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. The America Invents Act (AIA) created it as a counterpart to inter partes review. Together, they replace the inter partes re-examination. A post grant review is available immediately after the patent has been issued. An inter partes review becomes available after the post grant review period has passed.

Post Grant Proceedings

The post grant review process was designed to allow the proceeds to be quick. The Director needs to set the rules that explain how long the proceedings will last within one year from the start of the proceedings. If the Director can show sufficient cause, he or she can set the rules within 18 months.

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) init

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