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Johnny M.

Johnny Manriquez

113 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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Gloria M. S.

Gloria M. Steinberg

205 reviews
Gloria is a well-rounded patent attorney who runs her boutique law firm Steinberg Intellectual Property Law, LLP. She has filed hundreds of patent applications relating to software, telecommunications, biotech, and consumer products. During her free time, she is active in the legal community as a member of several intellectual property law associations and managing her blog IPRookie.com.
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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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Micah J.

Micah Jeppsen

Micah Jeppsen is a patent attorney with five years of experience. He has worked with numerous large corporations, including HP and Microsoft. Micah is licensed to practice law in Utah and he is also a member of the Utah Patent Bar Association. He holds a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained after graduating from the University of Texas School of Law. Micah is currently a patent attorney for the International Intellectual Property Law Group.
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Jack Fritz U.

Jack Fritz Us Patent Attorney

1 review
Jack Fritz is an attorney who has a unique law practice model, offering potential clients six-month unlimited virtual in-house counsel plans. Covering everything from trademarks to family assets, Jack Fritz helps entrepreneurs, non-profits, corporations, and individuals get what is owed to them in the best, logical way. Past clients who don’t consider themselves litigious people say that Fritz’s “decisive action”, “professional intuition,” and reputation of going above and beyond aided in getting favorable settlements in their cases.
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Stephen Z.

Stephen Zweig

3 reviews
If you need a lawyer with experience in New York City, you may want to consider giving Stephen Zweig a call. He has over 35 years of law experience and has represented health care industry employees and non-unionized employees with employment agreements, non-compete agreements, consultation agreements, and more. In particular, he is known as a top negotiator in collective bargaining for the in-the-home care industry.
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Don H.

Don Hoekman

A specialist in the fields of mass spectrometry, software, and intellectual property, Don Hoekman holds degrees in law, electrical engineering, and physics from William Howard Taft University. He has 20 years’ experience in scientific instruments and eight years’ experience in patent drafting, evaluation, license and contract negotiation, and trademark practice.
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Marin C.

Marin Cionca

Marin Cionca, a registered patent attorney, founded his boutique Intellectual Property law firm in 2009. He advises small businesses, entrepreneurs, and inventors primarily in patent and trademark applications and prosecutions. Marin has a broad technical background with his mechanical engineering degree, his past research in biochemistry, and his experience as a designer of a thermodynamic manufacturing process.
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Patrick R.

Patrick Reilly

Patrick Reilly knows how important your ideas are to you which is why he will work tirelessly to protect your patents and trademarks. He can even take them to litigation if necessary. He has experience with database technology vendors, online entertainment ventures, and more. You may not realize the commercial importance of your ideas, but Mr. Reilly can help you tap that potential.
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Thomas L.

Thomas Love

64 reviews
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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