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Johnny M.

Johnny Manriquez

113 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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Gloria M. S.

Gloria M. Steinberg

205 reviews
Gloria is a well-rounded patent attorney who runs her boutique law firm Steinberg Intellectual Property Law, LLP. She has filed hundreds of patent applications relating to software, telecommunications, biotech, and consumer products. During her free time, she is active in the legal community as a member of several intellectual property law associations and managing her blog IPRookie.com.
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Irvin T.

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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Don H.

Don Hoekman

A specialist in the fields of mass spectrometry, software, and intellectual property, Don Hoekman holds degrees in law, electrical engineering, and physics from William Howard Taft University. He has 20 years’ experience in scientific instruments and eight years’ experience in patent drafting, evaluation, license and contract negotiation, and trademark practice.
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Michael M.

Michael Mccoy

Michael McCoy has experience in business, intellectual properties and licensing practice areas. He also specializes in business formation, employment, real estate and commercial contracts. Michael has worked with numerous software developers and technology companies over the past 10 years. He is licensed to practice law in Texas. Michael received his Juris Doctor degree in law from the University of Texas School of Law.
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Tiffany N.

Tiffany Nichols

Tiffany Nichols is a fortune 500 lawyer that has represented companies including Apple, Toshiba, Samsung and IBM. Between 2008 and 2015, Tiffany was an associate attorney at a series of private firms. She now holds the position of patent counsel at Boston Scientific. Tiffany focus on business operations, commercial contracts, trademarks, patents and related legal matters. She is licensed in California, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.
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Michael R.

Michael Ries

Michael Ries is an intellectual property attorney. He mainly works on cases that involve patent and trademark applications. Michael obtained his Masters of Law at The John Marshall Law School. He is registered with the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property section, as well as with the American Intellectual Property Association. Michael also deals with foreign and foreign originating U.S. patents.
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Margaret (Margie) O.

Margaret (Margie) O'connor

Margaret O’Connor graduated from Notre Dame with a bachelor’s of science degree in math before studying law at Loyola University Chicago. Although Margie O’Connor is a general attorney who has worked in a big firm and government environments, she prefers advocating for clients in corporate law, assisting executives with improving their processes while being conscious of budgets and bottom lines.
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Richard B.

Richard Baker

2 reviews
Richard Baker is a patent attorney who specializes in intellectual property licensing, but can also assist with all other matters related to patents. Richard is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Patent Bar. Richard obtained his legal degree from the Franklin Pierce Law Center. Since November 2010, Richard has been serving as the president of the New England Intellectual Property, LLC.
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Thomas L.

Thomas Love

64 reviews
Holder of seven patents, Thomas Love has a work history spanning from a partnership in a major firm (specializing in international corporate finance) to working at a number of startups, including in software, global supply chain, and online education. Today, Mr. Love represents clients worldwide and has provided his services to non-profits in theater, women’s empowerment, medical education, and more.
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