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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

56 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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Gloria M. S.

Gloria M. Steinberg

207 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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Yaasha S.

Yaasha Sabba

2 reviews
Yaasha is a patent agent from Silicon Valley who is passionate about helping entrepreneurs capture their innovative ideas to generate value and using the right tools available around the world. Intellectual property law has been his specialty since law school and he has developed a diverse understanding in the fields of fashion, outer space, entertainment, and mobile tech.
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John Behles

John Behles is a patent attorney for Lexigent LLC, an intellectual property law firm. He serves many different kinds of clients, from individual entrepreneurs to much larger corporations. At Lexigent, John aims to help clients protect their assets by focusing on patents, trademarks, and copyrights.
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Joseph Z.

Joseph Zahner

Joe is a patent and IP transaction attorney practicing in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, crop science and genetics, food safety technology, a... read more
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Kunal J.

Kunal Jain

Kunal Jain is an attorney at law who has been serving corporate clients for the past three years. He is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his legal degree after he graduated from the Southwestern Law School. Kunal primarily specializes in trademark and copyright law. He often provides his legal services to startup companies and entrepreneurs. Between September 2013, and September 2017, Kunal served as a business associate at The Patel Law Firm.
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Andrew F.

Andrew Fritz

Andrew Fritz focuses on providing companies with advice and legal services concerning intellectual property cases. He also specializes in business formation, trademark, employment, contracts and patent legal cases. Andrew is registered with the Bar of the State of New York. He also represents the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office as a patent attorney. Andrew graduated from the NYU School of Law in 2012 and started to work as an associate at Tiajoloff & Kelly LLP soon after.
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Lourdes Hilliard

2 reviews
Lourdes Hilliard is an attorney at law with over 13 years’ experience. She is licensed to practice law in Florida and New Jersey. Lourdes obtained her legal degree from the University of Miami School of Law. She specializes in patents, trademark and copyright law, as well as in commercial contracts. Lourdes often provides her legal assistance to entrepreneurs and startup companies. She has been serving as an attorney at The Brand Protected since January 2015.
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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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Our experienced Cedar 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 Cedar 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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