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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

189 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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Brandon L.

Brandon Leavitt

26 reviews
Brandon Leavitt combines his experience as an entrepreneur and his skills as a corporate attorney to assist his clients in the best ways possible. He has more than six years of experience and is licensed to practice law in Texas. Brandon obtained his J.D. in law from the Pepperdine University School of Law. He specializes in trademark and copyright law, as well as commercial contracts. Brandon has been a managing partner at the Eldredge Law Firm since October 2014.
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John T D.

John T Davis

2 reviews
John T Davis is a patent attorney with more than six years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and is also a member of the Texas Patent Bar. John obtained his Juris Doctor degree in law after he graduated from the SMU Dedman School of Law. John is also skilled in working on legal cases that involve trademark and copyright law. John founded his own legal firm in April 2015, where he serves corporate clients in patent-related legal matters.
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Bruce A. J.

Bruce A. Johnson

3 reviews
Bruce Johnson is an Intellectual property attorney with over twenty years of experience with law firms and start-up companies. Bruce has experience in a variety of legal ar... read more
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Austin H.

Austin Hansley

2 reviews
Austin Hansley is the owner of Hansley Law Firm PLLC. He practices law in Texas and is licensed in the state of Texas and before the Eastern District of Texas and Northern ... 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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Daniel F.

Daniel Fraley

Daniel Fraley is a business attorney that only specializes in patents. He has been licensed to practice law in Texas for the past two years. Daniel obtained his legal degree from the SMU Dedman School of Law. He often serves clients in technology-related industries, such as computer software companies and medical device manufacturers. Daniel recently completed a one-year position as an associate attorney at the Sprinkle IP Law Group.
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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 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.

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