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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

127 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 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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Dr. Alexander M.

Dr. Alexander Miller

2 reviews
Dr. Alexander Miller practices law in Germany and has over 15 years of experience. He specializes in trademark designs, searches, development, filings, and disputes. Attorney Miller speaks German, Spanish, and English fluently and has a basic knowledge of Italian and French making him a versatile patent and trademark attorney. In addition to practicing in Germany, Attorney Miller has work experience in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
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Wes S.

Wes Schwie

9 reviews
Wes is a registered patent attorney with a unique mix of skills as a design engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, and business executive. His experience includes preparing many patents for a range of clients including mechanical, electrical, and medical device arts. The goal of his firm is not to only protect their intellectual property, but use it to increase profits.
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Brian Malkin

2 reviews
Brian Malkin is an attorney at law with 23 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania. Brian is also a member of the Pennsylvania Patent Bar. He has a J.D. in law, which he obtained from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Brian primarily specializes in trademark and copyright law. He has been serving as the principal attorney of Ference & Associates since November 2009. Prior to this position, he was an attorney at Malone Middleman, PC.
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Shaun G.

Shaun Gregory

2 reviews
My practice is focused on patent prosecution and patent counseling for companies in the electronics and computer industries. My technology expertise includes telecommunicat... read more
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Steven R.

Steven Rowell

2 reviews
Steven Rowell is a business lawyer with more than 14 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and received his J.D. degree in law from the Western New England University School of Law. Steven is experienced in dealing with commercial contracts, as well as in labor and employment law. He also specializes in patents, as well as trademark and copyright law. Steven served as the vice president of Ahold USA Inc from January 2013 to January 2018.
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Jonathan Ward

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Jonathan Ward has over 12 years of experience as a corporate lawyer. He is licensed to practice law in Oregon and is also a member of the Oregon Patent Bar. Jonathan has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies, including Ford, Microsoft and Amazon.com. He specializes in commercial contracts, patents and trademark law. Since April 2014, Jonathan has been an attorney at MOHR Intellectual Property Law Solutions.
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Darryl Scott

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Darryl Scott is an attorney at law with more than eight years of experience. He has been licensed to practice law in Texas and is also a member of the Texas Patent Bar. Darryl obtained his degree in law from the South Texas College of Law. Darryl primarily specializes in patents. He is also experienced in trademark and copyright law. Darryl has been serving as an attorney at Howard L. Speight, PLLC, since June 2014.
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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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