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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

114 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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Andrew Pharar

2 reviews
Andrew Pharar is an attorney at law who specializes in providing corporate legal services to clients in California. He received a Juris Doctorate degree in law after he graduated from the University of La Verne, College of Law. Andrew specializes in dealing with legal cases that involve patents. He is also exceptionally skilled in dealing with trademark and copyright law. Andrew founded his own legal firm, Pharar Patents, in December 2016.
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Ignacio Bellver

Ignacio Bellver is a licensed patent attorney that is based in Texas. He is licensed to practice law in Peurto Rico and is also a member of the Texas Patent Bar. Ignacio primarily focuses on patents, with exceptional experience in dealing with legal cases related to trademark and copyright law. He obtained his legal degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Ignacio has been the principal IP counselor at the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Group since 2016.
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Mark Levenda

2 reviews
Mark Levenda is a patent attorney with over 12 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Arizona and is also a member of the Arizona Patent Bar. Mark holds a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained after graduating from the Columbia University. Mark has represented VISA, Motorola, Johnson & Johnson, John Deere and many other corporate clients. He has been serving as the principal attorney at M.A. Levenda PLC since October 2015.
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Jennifer K.

Jennifer Keeler

3 reviews
Jennifer has an undergraduate degree in Business and Marketing from the U of MN's Carlson School of Management. She went on to get her law degree at William Mitchell Colleg... read more
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Bryan B.

Bryan Baysinger

2 reviews
I help business leaders protect and grow strong organizations. As a seasoned intellectual property and corporate technology counselor I assist with a wide variety of busine... read more
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Perry N.

Perry Narancic

Perry Narancic specializes in technology-related legal matters, but also offers litigation and intellectual property services to his clients. He has worked with companies such as Motorola and Oracle. Perry now acts as a general counsel in a series of private companies. He received a J.D. in law from the McGill University. Perry is an expert in his industry and have taught law at Stanford University School of Law in 2006.
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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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Our Columbia 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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