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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

160 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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E. Jay W.

E. Jay Wilusz

22 reviews
Edward Jay Eilusz is an intellectual property attorney that also specializes in transactional law and related legal practice areas. He primarily focuses on providing his legal services to companies in the biotech, pharmaceutical and mechanical industries, but has experience in dealing with companies in other industries as well. Edward is a member of the Washing Patent Bar. He is licensed to practice law in Washington and New Jersey. Edward is the principal of the EJW Pharma Strategy LLC.
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Dan Shifrin

155 reviews
Dan Shifrin has over 25 years of experience in patent law. He has seen the rise of the technology sector and his experience allows him to aid clients nationwide. Whether you need a patent drafted or need to deal with patent litigation, Mr. Shifrin has the knowledge and skills to meet your needs. His experience also expands outside of the technology arena to electrical, fitness, consumer items, and so much more.
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Maxim P.

Maxim Price

Maxim Price is an intellectual property attorney with eight years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in New York and obtained his Juris Doctor degree after graduating from the Fordham University School of Law. Maxim specializes in commercial contracts and often assists startup businesses, as well as entrepreneurs, overcome legal hurdles they face. Maxim served as an associate at Quinn Emanuel between May 2011 and May 2014.
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Burt Skiba

Burt Skiba is an intellectual property attorney that recently obtained his Juris Doctor degree after he graduated from the Michigan State University College of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Arizona. Burt often provides legal assistance to startup companies and specializes in trademark and copyright law. He was recently appointed a position as an intellectual property attorney at Accelerate IP LLC.
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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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Timothy H.

Timothy Hadlock

2 reviews
Tim is a senior technology transactions and intellectual property attorney with over 23 years of experience. He worked as a Senior Counsel for Chevron for 18 years and a Patent Attorney for Shell for six years. He has developed an expertise in drafting and prosecuting patent applications, drafting and negotiating technology contracts, and advising on strategies.
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