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Johnny M.

Johnny Manriquez Licensed in CA, Patent Bar

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.
107 reviews
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Gloria M. S.

Gloria M. Steinberg Licensed in PA, Patent Bar

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 Licensed in CA

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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Ugo N.

Ugo Nwadike Licensed in FL

A native of Miami, Ugo Nwadike is an attorney specializing in business law, intellectual property law, immigration law, and litigation. In 2015, he started his own law firm, UBN Legal, P.A. in Coral Gables, Florida. He is also a Pro Bono Attorney for the Venture Law Project. While receiving his J.D. at St. Thomas University School of Law, Ugo was a member of the Intercultural Human Rights Law Review.
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Brian A.

Brian Abergel Licensed in FL

Brian Abergel is an attorney at law who primarily focuses on real estate transactions. He has been practicing law in Florida for the past two years and received a Juris Doctorate degree from the Nova Southeastern University – Shepard Broad Law School. Apart from his experience in real estate law, Brian also specializes in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. Since July 2016, Brian has been a partner at Weinkle Abergel Law Group.
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Andrew  R.

Andrew Rapacke Licensed in FL, Patent Bar

Andrew Rapacke is a trademark and patent attorney who has been serving corporate clients for the past four years. He is licensed to practice law in Florida and is also a member of the Florida Patent Bar. Andrew obtained his legal degree from the Florida State University College of Law. He is also skilled in providing legal assistance to startup companies. Andrew has been serving as the managing partner at The Rapacke Law Group since October 2017.
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Sean R. W.

Sean R. Wilsusen Licensed in NY, Patent Bar

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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Andrew M.

Andrew Morabito Licensed in NY, Patent Bar

Andrew Morabito specializes in intellectual property law. He has more than four years’ experience in dealing with trademarks, patents and copyright matters. Andrew also has experience in drafting appropriate legal contracts for small businesses that helps them protect their own brand. He is licensed to practice law in New York. Andrew obtained a Juris Doctor degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. He is currently working as an attorney at his own law office.
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Jarrett S.

Jarrett Silver Licensed in GA, Patent Bar

Jarrett Silver is a corporate attorney that specializes in providing legal assistance to startups and growing businesses. He has been licensed to practice law in Georgia for the past nine years and is also a member of the Georgia Patent Bar. Jarrett obtained his legal degree from the Emory University School of Law. Jarrett is exceptionally experienced in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. He is an outside general counselor at Silver Legal & Compliance Special Ops since 2016.
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Alex R.

Alex Robertson Licensed in CA

Alex Robertson has extensive experience as an intellectual property attorney and often assists high-tech startup companies with legal matters that pose as obstacles to their formation. Alex has a license to provide legal services in California. He has a Juris Doctor degree, which he obtained from the Pepperdine University School of Law. Since 2014, Alex has been the senior engineering specialist at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc.
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