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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

287 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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Alexis Saenz

86 reviews
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.
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Sam Goldstein

51 reviews
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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Matthew B.

Matthew Burr

8 reviews
32 years experience in patents, trademarks and copyright Licensed to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) since 1994 Texas Bar member in... 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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John Vodopia

2 reviews
John F. Vodopia is a US Patent Attorney since 1992, who worked as an electrical and computer engineer in sonar-related technology (ASW) from 1984 through 1989. Mr. Vodopia ... read more
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Jay Y.

Jay Yu

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Jay is a Southern California native and a licensed attorney focusing on businesses of all sizes in life sciences and technology fields. With a degree in organic chemistry a... read more
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Rajiv R.

Rajiv Raj

2 reviews
I have over a decade of experience successfully developing and implementing strategic plans to specifically yield patents in the Digital Software and Biotech space. I am ex... read more
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Pamela V.

Pamela Vavra

Pamela Vavra was previously an engineer, systems analyst and software developer. Now she is an Attorney practicing law in California - she is a Certified Informational Privacy Professional. Her practice areas include Business, Intellectual Property, Privacy, as well as Landlord or Tenant matters. Pamela attended Santa Clara University School of Law. She is admitted to the State Bar of California.
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Christopher M.

Christopher Mayle

I am patent attorney who loves creativity and helping inventors bring their ideas to life. I received a degree in mechanical engineering and a minor in biomechanical engine... read more
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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 Frederick 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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