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Kanika R.

Kanika Radhakrishnan Licensed in CA, Patent Bar

Kanika is an experienced Patent Attorney and Managing Partner of Evergreen Valley Law Group in Silicon Valley, which serves innovative entrepreneurs with backgrounds in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science. She has filed over 5,000 patent applications in the U.S. and worldwide with a successful track record of obtaining patents for clients.
276 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.
199 reviews
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Dan S.

Dan Shifrin Licensed in CO, Patent Bar

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.
135 reviews
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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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Richard E.

Richard Eldredge Licensed in TX

Richard Eldredge is a corporate attorney and a professor of law. He has over seven years of experience and is licensed to practice law in Texas. Richard is experienced in patents and business formation, as well as trademark and copyright law. He received his degree in law from the La Verne College of Law. He has represented BNSF Railroad, Bell Helicopter and many other corporate clients. Richard has been a patent attorney and engineer at the Eldrege Law Firm since September 2005.
84 reviews
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Thomas L.

Thomas Love Licensed in CT

Holder of seven patents, Thomas Love has a work history spanning from a partnership in a major firm (specializing in international corporate finance) to working at a number of startups, including in software, global supply chain, and online education. Today, Mr. Love represents clients worldwide and has provided his services to non-profits in theater, women’s empowerment, medical education, and more.
64 reviews
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Matt G.

Matt Googe Licensed in TN, Patent Bar

Matt is a registered patent attorney whose practice includes trademark application preparation and prosecution, copyrights, and related litigation. He has worked with diverse sectors including aerospace technology and medical devices. Since 2013 Matt has worked with Robinson Law IP, a firm that has been managing patent and trademark portfolios in over 50 countries.
63 reviews
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Alexis S.

Alexis Saenz Licensed in CA, Patent Bar

Alexis Saenz is a patent attorney who has prepared hundreds of patent applications and responses to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He mainly works with start-up ventures and mid-sized companies in the growth stage. Alexis' personal experience with a startup company has given him deep insight into the process that guides his patent and intellectual property services.
47 reviews
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Jesko O.

Jesko Onken Licensed in CA

Licensed in California and Germany, Jesko Onken offers cost-effective legal advice to small and midsize companies. A speaker of German, French, and Italian, Mr. Onken provides services in business law and international legal management. He specializes in entity formation, business contracts, corporate compliance, immigration, licensing, and securities.
46 reviews
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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.
43 reviews
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