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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

176 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

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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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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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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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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Keala C.

Keala Chan

2 reviews
Your patent needs are completely covered when you use Keala Chan and Chan Hubbard. Ms. Chan can obtain patents, provide expert counseling, review patent portfolio purchases, and litigate patent disputes. Her experience includes representing all types of businesses, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Her firm can also help with business formation and a variety of civil litigation matters.
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Karen S.

Karen Sutton, Patent Attorney

2 reviews
Karen is a registered patent attorney with over 15 years of experience helping individuals, startups, and small businesses achieve their intellectual property goals. She is known for delivering value for her services, offering a blend of legal and creative problem-solving tailored to each client’s needs. Karen always goes above and beyond merely providing help with intellectual property.
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Peter A.

Peter Adams

2 reviews
Pete was born and raised in Connecticut and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He served in the United States Army for 3 y... read more
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Ruth Mae F.

Ruth Mae Finch, Esq.

Since 1978, Ruth Mae Finch has focused on protecting, enforcing, and defending intellectual property. She has litigated complex infringement cases as well as dilution, cybersquatting, and trade dress matters. Ruth Mae has also represented Fortune 500s like Volkswagen and CareFirst BCBS. As a young prosecutor in Baltimore, Ruth Mae's litigation skills earned her the nickname “First Degree Finch."
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Ben L.

Ben Lehberger

Registered patent attorney experienced in patent, trademark, and copyright law, including procurement, litigation, reexaminations, validity/infringement opinions, counselin... read more
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Our experienced Bloomington patent attorneys & lawyers represent individuals and businesses throughout the world with domestic and foreign patent preparation and prosecution matters. They have extensive experience handling applications from nearly every sector of technology, including biotechnology, computer hardware and software, communication networks, internet systems and methods, automotive, medical equipment, construction technology, consumer electronics, and clean technology research and development.

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 Bloomington 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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