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Johnny M.

Johnny Manriquez

113 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

206 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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Bill H.

Bill Hulsey

2 reviews
William has represented over 500 startup and emerging growth companies for almost 30 years as a patent attorney and intellectual property lawyer. William is a top rated attorney who is listed on the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorney, rated “AV—Preeminent” by the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory, and a recipient of the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award.
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Richard F.

Richard Finkelstein

2 reviews
The RC Trademark Company started as a law practice limited exclusively to trademarks because we discovered, while working with other organizations that do not handle tradem... read more
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Katherine G.

Katherine Gruner

Katherine A. Gruner is an experienced attorney with legal expertise in contract drafting, review, and negotiation, as well as intellectual property (IP) law and business co... read more
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Zareefa Burki F.

Zareefa Burki Flener

Zareefa is the Principal of FLENER IP LAW, where she helps her clients manage their intellectual property portfolios. She has practiced Law for over a decade and her experience extends to international and patent portfolios in fields such as electrical, mechanical, pharma, biotech, design and computer software. In 2014-2016, Zareefa has been recognized as an IP Star in Illinois and in the United States as well as in the Top 250 women in IP. She graduated from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.
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Benjamin T.

Benjamin Thompson

1 review
Ben handles complex commercial disputes and transactions. His practice areas include intellectual property, entertainment, e-commerce, employment, corporate structuring, bankruptcy, and alternative dispute resolution. Ben was recently an adjunct professor of law teaching Negotiation Strategy at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and coaches the school’s mediation and negotiation competition teams.
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Tom R.

Tom Richmond

Tom is a patent attorney with experience as a senior programmer and software developer. While he worked as a patent attorney for two firms, he prepared and prosecuted US and foreign patent applications. His technical background enabled him to have a deep understanding of various aspects of technology including computer architecture, mobile communications, and computer software.
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Michelle N.

Michelle Novotny

2 reviews
A corporate counsel with expertise in SaaS and semiconductor industries, Michelle Novotny is a strategic leader. She provides clients with pragmatic risk assessments, mitigation strategies, and creative solutions through analytical, imaginative, and results-oriented thinking. Ms. Novotny was formerly vice president, associate general counsel, and chief compliance officer of CallidusCloud.
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