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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

187 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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Mark P.

Mark Plager

11 reviews
Mark Plager is an attorney at law with over 26 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and is a member of the California Patent Bar. Mark has a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which he obtained after graduating from the Quinnipiac University School of Law. Mark primary acts as a patent attorney, with exceptional experience in trademark and copyright law. Mark served as an attorney at his own law office for over 10 years.
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Eric A.

Eric Alspaugh

62 reviews
Intellectual property is a very unique area of the law the requires specialized attorneys who have additional training and education. For the complicated area of medicine and medical devices, the IP complexity often increases. Eric B. Alspaugh serves as medical device general counsel or patent counsel for several businesses, a qualification that very few attorneys can boast. His expertise is invaluable to these complicated business ventures.
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Shawn G. R.

Shawn G. Rice

2 reviews
Shawn Rice has 23 years of experience in the legal field. He has worked with large corporations, including several banks in the United States and Wells Fargo. Shawn has experience in numerous business-related legal practice areas. He primarily specializes in finance, banking, real estate, mergers and other corporate legal matters. Shawn received his degree in law from the Marquette University Law School and is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin.
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Matthew  K.

Matthew Kaufman

2 reviews
As a partner with Hathaway & Kunz, my legal practice focuses on business, corporate, technology, capital formation, intellectual property protection, mergers and acquis... read more
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Steven S.

Steven Sponseller

2 reviews
As an intellectual property attorney, I’ve helped technology companies and entrepreneurs create strong intellectual property portfolios for over 20 years. These intellectua... read more
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Shahriar A.

Shahriar Amin Alaghmand

Shahriar Amin Alaghmand went from receiving a JD from Vanderbilt Law School to working at top 100 law firms and Fortune 500 companies including Google, Merrill Lynch, and American Express. Residing in California close to Silicon Valley, Shahriar Amin Alaghmand can help aid startups and tech companies with legal advice. In his former life before becoming an attorney, Shahriar Amin Alaghmand was a series seven certified financial securities representative.
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Steven S.

Steven Stewart

I studied electrical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and obtained a masters in business administration at the Florida Institute of Technology. This train... read more
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Our experienced Fall River 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 Fall River 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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Patent licensing is part of how to patent an idea and is a revocable agreement between a patent owner and a licensee to transfer interest in a patent to a licensee, who can benefit from and enforce the intellectual property rights.

A patent owner can license or transfer interest in a patent. The licensor gives up the right to the intellectual property, usually for a certain period. During this time, the licensee can make or sell the invention or design. The licensee can also profit from the intellectual property during the license period.

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What Is a "Patent Pending" Notice?

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