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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

318 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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Thomas Love

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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.
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Sam Goldstein

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Bankruptcy Consultant for Businesses/Individuals considering Chapter 7, 11, or 13 filings, handling both consultation and representation. Small Business professional exp... read more
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Terry S.

Terry Sanks

Recognized nationally and internationally, by several non-paid evaluation services, as a top intellectual property (IP) attorney with over 20 years of experience. Represen... read more
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Johnny M.

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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Christopher C.

Christopher Campbell

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Chris is an expert U.S. patent agent with experience at all stages of patent procurement, from research and collaborative opinion projects to domestic and foreign prosecuti... read more
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Ting Tzu (Irena) C.

Ting Tzu (Irena) Chen

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Ting Tzu (Irena) graduated with Master of Laws (LL.M.) from UC Berkeley School of Law with Law & Technology Certificate. Prior to her master's studies, she received Bac... read more
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Karén T.

Karén Tonoyan

Karén is an intellectual property attorney with a passion for technology and innovation. He has worked in the IT field as well as the United States Patent and Trademark Office specializing in electronic and mechanical devices in areas including clothing designs, toys, musical instruments, and computer software. Karén has helped clients overcome their business hurdles.
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Raihan I.

Raihan Islam

Raihan Islam is a freelance Trial Attorney works for the Halluer Law Firm. This law firm in particular focuses on legal matters such as criminal defense, family law, personal injury, estate planning and military law. Raihan has a background in IT, marketing and management and he handles commercial contract drafting and disputes - managing legal risks and costs.
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John J M.

John J Mcguirk

John J Mcguirk has over 49 years worth of experience in the legal world. This is inclusive of the Commercial Litigation work which he has done for companies such as Amoco, Mobil and Rohm. His specialties include handling discovery issues in complex litigation matters. At the University of Chicago, John focuses on all phases of patent development and litigation. In 1964, he graduated from the University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law with his J.D.
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