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Johnny M.

Johnny Manriquez

110 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

201 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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Sean R. W.

Sean R. Wilsusen

2 reviews
Sean R. Wilsusen has been a licensed business attorney in New York for the past five years. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he received after graduating from the Hofstra University School of Law. Sean is also a member of the New York Patent Bar. He has represented numerous corporate clients, including some Fortune 500 companies like IBM and Samsung. Sean has been a patent attorney at F. Chau & Associates since April 2017.
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Darren M.

Darren Marks

As a versatile and effective litigator, Darren Marks is focused on complex civil litigation in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. He is also a small claims court arbitrator. Darren has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Magazine’s “Rising Star” for the New York City area.
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Kristin G.

Kristin Grant

Kristin Grant helps small and mid-sized businesses protect, enforce, and monetize their intellectual property assets. She provides risk assessment, monetization strategies, patent process assistance, licensing, and dispute resolution. Kristin was formerly a patent consultant at AltSchool Inc. where she worked with teams of software engineers. She also has degrees in both science (BS) and business (MBA).
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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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John V.

John Vodopia

2 reviews
John F. Vodopia is a US Patent Attorney since 1992, who worked as an electrical and computer engineer in sonar-related technology (ASW) from 1984 through 1989. Mr. Vodopia ... read more
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Gary L.

Gary Lipson, Abd

3 reviews
Gary Lipson is an attorney at law who has been serving corporate clients for two and a half decades. Gary is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey. He is also a member of the New York Patent Bar. Gary obtained his degree in law from the Western New England University School of Law. Gary primarily specializes in patents, as well as trademark and copyright law. He has been serving as a sole practitioner since February 2018.
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Peter B.

Peter Brooks

1 review
Peter Brooks has a unique law practice that focuses on the legal needs of those creating and distributing digital/traditional media, films, television, video games, book publishing, fashion, and more. He has in-house legal experience that helps him aid clients just like their in-house attorney would. Mr. Brooks can also address your intellectual property needs.
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