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Richard E.

Richard Eldredge

392 reviews
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. Richard has been a patent attorney and engineer at the Eldrege Law Firm since September 2005.
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Ross Brandborg

188 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 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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Josendrick B.

Josendrick Bravo

2 reviews
Hi, my name is Joss. I am originally from Venezuela, where I obtained my first law degree and sat for the bar. I have worked in the legal and business industries since I mo... read more
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Peter A.

Peter Adams

2 reviews
Pete was born and raised in Connecticut and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He served in the United States Army for 3 y... read more
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Amy O.

Amy Osteen

2 reviews
Accomplished and proactive lawyer, collaborator, and dealmaker with 20 years’ experience managing a broad range of legal affairs for global enterprises. Outstanding reputat... read more
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Laura W.

Laura Witbeck

Laura Witbeck is a corporate attorney with more than a decade worth of experience. She is licensed to practice law in Texas and is also a member of the Texas Patent Bar. Laura obtained her J.D. degree in law after she graduated from the Brigham Young University – J. Reuben Clark Law School. She primarily specializes in legal matters that involve patents. Since May 2009, Laura has been serving as a patent attorney at Osha Liang.
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Eric H.

Eric Hinojosa

Eric Hinojosa is a registered attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He offers legal counsel in areas such as patent, trademark, and copyright law. One of Eric’s primary goals is to offer affordable legal services to people who really need it - particularly business owners and startups. He keeps these services affordable by operating mostly online and therefore reducing overhead costs.
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Stephanie W.

Stephanie Wood

Stephanie has been practicing commercial and intellectual property litigation for over 10 years. She has a gift for viewing problems and solutions from a macro to micro level. Before becoming an Associate at Bragalone Conroy, PC, she worked at international law firms. Stephanie provides practical advice to clients in litigation matters such as patent licensing disputes and unfair competition.
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Our experienced Copperas Cove 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 Copperas Cove 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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