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Ross B.

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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Johnny Manriquez

114 reviews
Johnny Manriques is a patent attorney with extensive experience in dealing with cases that involves intellectual property law and related legal matters. He has more than 14 years of experience and is licensed to practice law in California. Johnny is registered with the State Bar of California. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law. Johnny recently started his own firm, but worked with Procopio Cory for three years prior to starting his own law office.
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Irvin Tyan

43 reviews
Navigating the legal world as a startup can be intimidating and overwhelming. That is why experienced attorneys like Irvin Tyan are an absolute must-have. Mr. Tyan can help your startup with a variety of issues, including intellectual property, contract drafting, portfolio analysis, and commercial litigation. He can also help with employment issues and competitive landscape analysis.
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David L.

David Lorenz

2 reviews
David Lorenz has been a corporate attorney for the past 17 years. He’s fundamental focus areas include negotiating and drafting commercial contracts, and providing legal assistance in cases that are related to intellectual property law. David also has experience with legal matters related to trademark and copyright law. He provides corporate legal services in Florida, New York and New Jersey. David was an associate director at Algenol Biotech LLC between July 2011 and January 2017.
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Ting Tzu (Irena) C.

Ting Tzu (Irena) Chen

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Ting Tzu (Irena) graduated with Master of Laws (LL.M.) from UC Berkeley School of Law with Law & Technology Certificate. Prior to her master's studies, she received Bac... read more
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Richard E.

Richard Eldredge

359 reviews
Richard Eldredge is a corporate attorney and a professor of law. He has over seven years of experience and is licensed to practice law in Texas. Richard is experienced in patents and business formation, as well as trademark and copyright law. He received his degree in law from the La Verne College of Law. Richard has been a patent attorney and engineer at the Eldrege Law Firm since September 2005.
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Josh T.

Josh Traub

2 reviews
Understanding that creative individuals have unique needs, Josh Traub offers guidance to game designers, artists, makers, and entrepreneurs. With a background in computer science, he is well-versed in all aspects of IP law and has even educated engineers on the subject. Mr. Traub has also provided significant pro bono services to the Atlanta arts community.
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Malaika Tyson

2 reviews
Malaika Tyson is an intellectual property attorney with six years’ experience. She is exceptionally skilled in dealing with legal matters that involve patents, as well as trademark and copyright law. Malaika is also experienced in dealing with mergers and acquisitions. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois and is also a member of the Illinois Patent Bar. Malaika obtained her law degree from the University of Chicago. She has been a partner at McAndrews, Held and Malloy since 2011.
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Jennifer M.

Jennifer Medlin

Jennifer has over 20 years of patent experience. She has worked as a patent examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office and as a counsel at some of the country's top law firms. Her law background is complemented with a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering. Even though Jennifer is based in Atlanta, she works with clients across the country and with foreign associates.
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Pamela Vavra

Pamela Vavra was previously an engineer, systems analyst and software developer. Now she is an Attorney practicing law in California - she is a Certified Informational Privacy Professional. Her practice areas include Business, Intellectual Property, Privacy, as well as Landlord or Tenant matters. Pamela attended Santa Clara University School of Law. She is admitted to the State Bar of California.
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Our Arlington Heights patent attorneys & lawyers can help you file a provisional patent, which lasts for 1-year and allows you to immediately begin using/manufacturing your invention with the confidence that your idea is protected. These types of patents are great if you think your idea will change a lot over the next year before you file a (non-provisional) patent. These patents are easier to obtain and are less expensive but you should have a patent lawyer review your provisional patent application to insure that you are meeting your objectives when you file your patent.

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