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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

318 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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Sam Goldstein

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Bankruptcy Consultant for Businesses/Individuals considering Chapter 7, 11, or 13 filings, handling both consultation and representation. Small Business professional exp... read more
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Johnny M.

Johnny Manriquez

115 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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Christopher U.

Christopher Usrey

11 reviews
Christopher Usrey has been licensed to provide corporate legal services in Texas for the past 16 years. He has extensive experience in commercial contracts, trademark law, business formation and employment law. Christopher obtained his legal degree from the Boston University School of Law. He has been a managing member at VCounsel since November 2011. Prior to this position, Christopher was a senior counselor at VCE and a corporate counselor at Huawei.
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Michael S.

Michael Smith

6 reviews
Michael’s practice primarily serves small businesses and he deals extensively with complex contract and licensing negotiations, particularly intellectual property licensing. In many cases, he is the general counsel overseeing the legal needs a growing company may have. He has also been involved with dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration, and litigation in state and federal courts.
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Liliana Di Nola-Baron

2 reviews
As a scientist and as a member of the legal profession, I love the combination of technology and law, and as an accomplished athlete, I strongly believe in teamwork and gre... read more
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John A.

John Anastasi

John Anastasi is one of the founding lawyers of Lando & Anastasi. He focuses on helping his clients protect their intellectual property rights. In the past, his clients have included large corporations, developing companies, mid-sized companies, and entrepreneurs. He has also worked with clients from a variety of technological industries.
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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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Maxim P.

Maxim Price

Maxim Price is an intellectual property attorney with eight years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in New York and obtained his Juris Doctor degree after graduating from the Fordham University School of Law. Maxim specializes in commercial contracts and often assists startup businesses, as well as entrepreneurs, overcome legal hurdles they face. Maxim served as an associate at Quinn Emanuel between May 2011 and May 2014.
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Burt S.

Burt Skiba

Burt Skiba is an intellectual property attorney that recently obtained his Juris Doctor degree after he graduated from the Michigan State University College of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Arizona. Burt often provides legal assistance to startup companies and specializes in trademark and copyright law. He was recently appointed a position as an intellectual property attorney at Accelerate IP LLC.
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Our patent attorneys are of the most highly trained in the industry, requiring a scientific background, and passing a second level of testing known as the Patent Bar Examination. Thousands of patents are submitted to the patent office every day and a patent committee reviews each patent for its validity. The process requires that correctly drafted documentation present a clear case for the novelty of the invention, which is best made by a patent attorney with a higher education background in your industry.

Our Asheville 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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