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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

277 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

222 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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Richard G.

Richard Gora

200 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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Richard Rydstrom

22 reviews
Richard Rydstrom is an attorney at law with over 27 years of experience. He has a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which he obtained from the Western State University College of Law, and a Bachelor of Science in public accounting. Richard is licensed to practice law in California. Richard primarily specializes in assisting small businesses with their legal issues. He is exceptionally experienced in dealing with commercial contracts. Richard has been a litigator for WEA since August 2017.
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Christine G.

Christine Garcia

2 reviews
Christine Garcia is an experienced lawyer who has been practicing law since 2000. She specializes in transactional and civil litigation including animal law. She offers in-house counseling for non-profit and startup companies and much of her work includes drafting financing rounds, licensing agreements, and business formation. She has used her litigation background to strengthen her skills as a transactional attorney. Attorney Garcia loves animals and has devoted much of her career to animal law and works pro bono on animal cases and volunteers with organizations such as In Defense of Animals, Reunion Rescue’s pit bull rescue group, and others.
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Chetan G.

Chetan Gupta

2 reviews
Chetan Gupta has nine years’ experience in business law. He focuses on all aspects of business law, including business formation, finances, securities, taxation and employment law. He is licensed to practice law in Delhi, but is also in the process of obtaining a license to practice law in California. Chetan is also a member of the Delhi Bar Council. He has been a managing partner at Chetan Gupta and Associates since 2009.
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Sandy L.

Sandy Lipkin

2 reviews
I have been a licensed attorney in California since 2002 and a registered patent agent since 2001. Prior to my career as an attorney, I was an R&D chemist for 6 years. ... read more
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Roberto L.

Roberto Ledesma

1 review
If you need information on anything related to trademarks, Roberto Ledesma is the attorney for you. He provides cost-efficient services with an outstanding legal experience. Mr. Ledesma formerly worked for the United States Patent and Trademark Office, so he knows the ins and outs of the process and would love to use that information to benefit you or your business.
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David B.

David Beser

David Beser has represented a number of tech and web-based startups advising them on issues regarding venture capital infusion, marketing, strategic mergers, investor agreements, and board member appointments. He also has significant experience in national and international franchises. Mr. Beser consistently manages corporate governance with all his clients.
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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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