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Johnny M.

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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Ross Brandborg

59 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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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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Lourdes H.

Lourdes Hilliard

2 reviews
Lourdes Hilliard is an attorney at law with over 13 years’ experience. She is licensed to practice law in Florida and New Jersey. Lourdes obtained her legal degree from the University of Miami School of Law. She specializes in patents, trademark and copyright law, as well as in commercial contracts. Lourdes often provides her legal assistance to entrepreneurs and startup companies. She has been serving as an attorney at The Brand Protected since January 2015.
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Daniel C.

Daniel Cole

A business and patent lawyer, Daniel has experience in LLC formation agreements, contracts, biochemical and biomedical patent prosecution, trademark registration, and legal research. In 2015, he served as a Bridge Grant volunteer attorney at the University of North Carolina Office of Commercialization and Development where he assisted with patent landscape and freedom to operate analysis.
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Dwayne N.

Dwayne Nelson

Patent Attorney handling a broad range of technology areas primarily in Southern California. New applications (provisional and non-provisional, utility and design) and pate... read more
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Karen G.

Karen Gibbs

3 reviews
General counsel, VP of legal, contracts and litigation, and former large law firm partner. 20+ years hands-on helping individuals, start-up and mature tech companies with l... read more
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Jeffrey M.

Jeffrey Marks

A former video game industry professional, Jeffrey Marks is now a highly experienced attorney focusing on real estate, corporate transactions, family law, and insurance litigation. Jeffrey has significant experience taking on insurance companies that fail to provide coverage for claims against corporate insurance policies.
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Todd W.

Todd Wakefield

Based in Utah, Todd Wakefield is a personal injury, real estate, and corporate attorney. He brings 23 years of litigation and corporate leadership experience. Currently, he serves as General Counsel to Layfield & Barrett in Park City. Previously, he founded two companies, Attensity Corp. and NexTalk and he holds 6 U.S. patents. Todd holds a J.D. from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.
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Ashitha B.

Ashitha Bhagwan

Ashitha is a corporate attorney in the Bay Area representing individual entrepreneurs, small to mid-sized companies, and startups located in the US and overseas. She provides legal advice on corporate and technology related issues. Ashitha can help with a range of business-related matters from entity formations to overseas companies looking to break into the US market.
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Our experienced Brunswick 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 Brunswick 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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