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Johnny M.

Johnny Manriquez

114 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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Ross Brandborg

66 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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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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Jordan P.

Jordan Porter

Jordan Porter, the Founder and Principal of J.D. Porter, LLC, has been very busy in the legal world since 2011. He was a Legal Intern at the Federal Communications Commission and a Student Attorney for the Public Justice Advocacy Clinic. His areas of expertise extend to criminal and civil litigation, legal research, appellate proceedings and other general legal services. He was a student of The George Washington University Law School. Jordan has obtained a J.D., a BA and a Master's Degree.
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John Bandy

John Bandy has more than 24 years of experience as a business lawyer. He has represented numerous international companies as a general counsel and have gained experience while working with companies in the insurance, manufacturing, finance and technology industries. John obtained a law degree from the University of Miami School of Law and is licensed to practice law in Texas. He is currently the principal attorney at his own law firm.
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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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Steven F.

Steven Flanders

Steven Flanders has been a business-oriented lawyer since 2000. He primarily specializes in intellectual property law, but also has experience in trademark, copyright and patent-related legal matters. Steven has represented numerous corporate clients, including Oracle, eMachines and Hitachi Data Systems. He has a license to provide legal services in California and received his legal degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law.
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Edward R.

Edward Ryan

2 reviews
Ed Ryan is a patent attorney with a background in Physics and has patent experience in a wide array of technological fields. Mr. Ryan performs patent prosecution, trademark... read more
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Victor C.

Victor Cardona

Victor Cardona is an Intellectual Property Attorney experienced in procuring and enforcing rights in patents, trademarks and copyrights, including overseas IP protection. Formerly an Environmental Engineer with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Victor founded his firm’s CleanTech Practice. He is also a registered U.S. Patent Attorney.
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Alan Kendrick

Alan Kendrick has been a licensed attorney in California since 1998. He has worked with NASA and numerous international companies. Alan now operates his own law firm that specializes in intellectual property cases, including trademark and patent legal matters. Alan obtained a Juris Doctor degree in law from the University of San Francisco School of Law. He also gained experience in international law while working in numerous international law offices as an intellectual property attorney.
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Our experienced Carson City patent attorneys & lawyers represent individuals and businesses throughout the world with domestic and foreign patent preparation and prosecution matters. They have extensive experience handling applications from nearly every sector of technology, including biotechnology, computer hardware and software, communication networks, internet systems and methods, automotive, medical equipment, construction technology, consumer electronics, and clean technology research and development.

Our patent attorneys are of the most highly trained in the industry, requiring a scientific background, and passing a second level of testing known as the Patent Bar Examination. Thousands of patents are submitted to the patent office every day and a patent committee reviews each patent for its validity. The process requires that correctly drafted documentation present a clear case for the novelty of the invention, which is best made by a patent attorney with a higher education background in your industry.

Our Carson City 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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