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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

265 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

127 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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Alan K.

Alan Kendrick

Alan Kendrick has been a licensed attorney in California since 1998. He has worked with NASA and numerous international companies. Alan now operates his own law firm that specializes in intellectual property cases, including trademark and patent legal matters. Alan obtained a Juris Doctor degree in law from the University of San Francisco School of Law. He also gained experience in international law while working in numerous international law offices as an intellectual property attorney.
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Kamalpreet K.

Kamalpreet Khaira

Kamalpreet Khaira specializes in civil business litigation and real estate transactions. She supports partners by providing legal analysis and opinions on the law as it applies to client issues, drafting and responding to pleadings, and representing clients in court hearings. Her areas of expertise include arguing pretrial motions, propounding discovery requests, and conducting legal research.
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Mandana J.

Mandana Jafarinejad

2 reviews
Mandana Jafarinejad is a patent attorney with seven years of experience. She is exceptionally skilled in dealing with corporate legal matters that involves trademark and copyright law. Mandana has been licensed to practice law in California and she is a member of the California Patent Bar. She attended the Western State University College of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in law. Mandana has been serving as a patent attorney at MJIP An Intellectual Property Firm since 2011.
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Jeremy F.

Jeremy Fancher

Jeremy Fancher is a commercial attorney with three years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in law from the University of Michigan. Jeremy primarily specializes in reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. He is also experienced in labor and employment law. Jeremy has been serving as an associate and a commercial litigation attorney at Bryan Cave since October 2015.
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John M.

John Mccarthy

2 reviews
John McCarthy has been a corporate attorney for the past decade. He is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his J.D. in law after he graduated from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. John has won several awards for his career as a corporate attorney, including the Best of the Bar award by the San Diego Business Journal. Since January 2010, John has been managing his own law firm, McCarthy Law.
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David S.

David Sharifi

1 review
Whether you are a content producer, developer, or even a non-intellectual property attorney, David Sharifi can help with your intellectual property needs. He frequently consults on an individual basis as well as for startups and emerging businesses. Mr. Sharifi has experience with media and entertainment law as well as labeling and advertising. Technology also has a prominent place in Mr. Sharifi's law practice.
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Julia P.

Julia Park

Julia Park has three years of in-house legal experience working at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. She served as in-house counsel to the top pediatric research center and hospital with over 5,000 employees. Her experience lies in IP licensing agreements, joint venture and partnership agreements, and a variety of other business contracts and service agreements. She is detail-oriented and is able to assist in business disputes and the development of business policies and procedures.
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Our San Francisco intellectual property attorneys & lawyers can help you secure and protect your company-s intellectual property. Whether you are an entrepreneur, artist, author, engineer, manager, or individual - the IP attorneys on UpCounsel have you covered.

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 Francisco 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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