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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

109 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

114 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 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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Peter G.

Peter Gutenberg

2 reviews
With legal expertise in patents, trademarks, and copyrights, Peter Gutenberg has a background of more than eight years in research, development, and manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and in vitro diagnostics. Mr. Gutenberg is a member of the California State Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section and California Lawyers for the Arts.
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Roy Chan

8 reviews
Roy Chan is a licensed attorney who focuses on patent and trademark cases. He is also registered at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has more than 15 years’ experience in his field. Roy first graduated from Tulane University in 1993, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. He obtained his Juris Doctor in Law from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2000.
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Michael S.

Michael Shimokaji

Representing a law firm specializing in intellectual property, Michael Shimokaji stands up for clients in protecting their trademarks, patents, and unfair competition. Michael Shimokaji has been an intellectual property lawyer for over 25 years supporting clients in the aerospace, chemicals, semiconductor, household products, and computer software industries.
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J G

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Girard K.

Girard Kelly

California-based attorney Girard Kelly specializes in internet, cybersecurity, privacy, and intellectual property law. He has experience with a number of legal matters, ranging from public policy to emerging technologies. Girard received his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law. He also holds a Master’s in Applied Ethics of Science and Technology Policy from Arizona State University.
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Neil Fridman, Jd, Mba

16 reviews
I enjoy advising companies and identifying solutions to complex business and legal problems. My intimate knowledge of corporate/real estate law, investment banking, and pri... read more
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Jonathan T.

Jonathan Torchman

2 reviews
Yoni helps clients patent innovations to gain market share, resolve patent disputes and monetize patents. His extensive experience •Preparing and prosecuting US patent ap... read more
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Our experienced Green Bay 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 Green Bay 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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