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David Y.

David Yamaguchi

235 reviews
Startups and small businesses sometimes need someone who can deal with complex transactions on an international playing field. David Yamaguchi specializes in content hosting issues and intellectual property. He concentrates his practice in the United States, Asia, India, and Europe. Whether you are a business giant or a startup, Mr. Yamaguchi can provide legal advice that fits your needs.
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Dean Sage

65 reviews
Dean Sage is an attorney at law with over seven years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his legal degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Dean is experienced in dealing with legal matters related to real estate law, tax law and business formation. He is also skilled in legal research and writing, as well as drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.
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Edward R.

Edward Robinson

35 reviews
Edward Robinson is a patent attorney that mainly works with corporations to help them obtain patent protection for pharmaceutical products, medical devices and related inventions. He is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Edward has over 14 years of experience. He practices law in California and received a J.D in law from the University of San Diego School of Law. Edward has recently jointed Tech Law LLP, but have represented a large number of companies as a corporate counsel.
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Troy K.

Troy Krich

20 reviews
Mr. Krich is a practiced civil litigator with experience in business, employment, and construction litigation. In addition, Troy applies a significant portion of his servic... read more
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Daniel E. G.

Daniel E. Goodrich

19 reviews
Daniel E. Goodrich is a corporate counselor with over six years of experience. He has been licensed to practice law in multiple states, including California and the District of Columbia. Daniel holds a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which he obtained after graduating from the University of San Diego School of Law. Daniel primarily specializes in mergers and acquisitions. He founded his own legal firm, DG Law, in December 2012.
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Michael W.

Michael Wales

12 reviews
Michael graduated from the prestigious Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law in 1991 and was admitted to practice law in Arizona in 1991 and in California in 1993. Michael is ... read more
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Michael P. M.

Michael P. Martin

7 reviews
Mike is a 1993 graduate of the University Michigan Law School (JD) and the University of Michigan Graduate School of Business Administration (MBA) in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a... read more
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Alicia D.

Alicia Dearn

12 reviews
Alicia I. Dearn is an experienced trial lawyer and businesswoman. For twenty years, Ms. Dearn has been a trusted advisor for businesses and individuals alike in the areas o... read more
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Aaron B.

Aaron Bernstein

11 reviews
As in-house head of Intellectual Property for most of my 30-year career, I have helped prominent technology companies protect and leverage their IP to advance their most cr... read more
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N. Mauricio R.

N. Mauricio Reznik

10 reviews
N. Mauricio Reznik, Esq. founded Reznik Law Group after practicing extensively in business and civil litigation. He works with clients at all stages of the civil process, o... 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.

Our San Diego 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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When you are granted a design patent, you have the right to exclude others from using this design in personal and commercial applications. A design patent can patent everything from jewelry to packaging.

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