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Johnny M.

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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Ross Brandborg

83 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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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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John J M.

John J Mcguirk

John J Mcguirk has over 49 years worth of experience in the legal world. This is inclusive of the Commercial Litigation work which he has done for companies such as Amoco, Mobil and Rohm. His specialties include handling discovery issues in complex litigation matters. At the University of Chicago, John focuses on all phases of patent development and litigation. In 1964, he graduated from the University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law with his J.D.
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Dr. Alexander M.

Dr. Alexander Miller

2 reviews
Dr. Alexander Miller practices law in Germany and has over 15 years of experience. He specializes in trademark designs, searches, development, filings, and disputes. Attorney Miller speaks German, Spanish, and English fluently and has a basic knowledge of Italian and French making him a versatile patent and trademark attorney. In addition to practicing in Germany, Attorney Miller has work experience in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
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Adam B.

Adam Bagwell

Adam Bagwell is a registered patent attorney with more than a decade worth of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Missouri and also a member of the Missouri Patent Bar. Adam obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in law from the Saint Louis University School of Law. He specializes in trademark and copyright law but is also experienced in dealing with securities and finances. Since September 2017, Adam has been serving as an attorney and partner in Intellectual Property Partner, P.C.
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Sophie F.

Sophie Fix

2 reviews
Sophie Fix is a trademark and copyright attorney who has been providing her legal services to corporate clients for almost two decades. She has a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which she received after her graduation from the Notre Dame Law School. Sophie is also experienced in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts. She served as the director of strategic initiatives at Wedgewood between May 2014 and December 2017.
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Zephyr Andrew

4 reviews
Zephyr is a patent attorney with experience in various aspects of patent law, including drafting patent applications, patent prosecution, and conducting intellectual property due diligence investigations. Before joining EcoTech Law Group, he was a sole practitioner representing entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses. He worked with his clients in all stages of their business development.
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John Vodopia

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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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