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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

187 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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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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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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Patrick L.

Patrick Long

2 reviews
Patrick Long is a business lawyer with more than 27 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois. Patrick obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in law from the Loyola University Chicago College of Law. He has represented several Fortune 500 companies, including Compaq and HP. Patrick specializes in trademark and copyright law. He is also experienced in dealing with commercial contracts. Patrick started working at Discover Financial Services in January 2018.
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Adam E.

Adam Engel

2 reviews
Adam Engel is the Founder and Attorney of the A.E. Engel & Associates Law Practice. He has experience working as a Litigation Attorney for companies such as DL Rothberg & Associates, P.C. and Quinn Emanuel. His main practice areas include General Commercial Litigation and Counseling, including Intellectual Property and Entertainment, Defamation of the First Amendment, Employment, as well as Securities Law. Adam graduated cum laude from The University of Michigan Law School in 1999.
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Campbell Y.

Campbell Yore

1 review
Campbell once worked for the USPTO as a legal extern and is now a patent agent for CIL. He can draft many patent applications - such as computer science, software, electrical device, mechanical device, and business method patents. In 2016, he graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law with a J.D., High Tech Law Certificate with Corporate Specialization. He has experience in chemistry, biomaterials, and worked as a software engineer developing NLP tools and machine learning models.
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Robert C.

Robert Crownover

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Robert Crownover specializes in patent prosecution and patent infringement. He is a Registered Patent Attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. As part of the Rhema Law Group he serves clients in the Silicon Valley area. Before becoming a part of Rhema Law, Robert worked at Ishimaru & Associates, focusing his practice on patent prosecution.
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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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Our Cambridge 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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