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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

188 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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Sean R. W.

Sean R. Wilsusen

2 reviews
Sean R. Wilsusen has been a licensed business attorney in New York for the past five years. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he received after graduating from the Hofstra University School of Law. Sean is also a member of the New York Patent Bar. He has represented numerous corporate clients, including some Fortune 500 companies like IBM and Samsung. Sean has been a patent attorney at F. Chau & Associates since April 2017.
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Tony G.

Tony Guo

2 reviews
Tony Guo is experienced in dealing with clients in the software and hardware development industries. He also has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, as well as a Juris Doctor in Law, which he obtained at the University of Miami School of Law. Tony is licensed to practice law in Florida and California. He has represented numerous corporate clients, including the University of Miami, inmarkit and CastCloud. Tony started his own law firm in September 2016.
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Taylor M. C.

Taylor M. Curtis

2 reviews
Taylor graduated from Villanova University School of law and has a bachelor of science in chemical engineering also from Villanova University. Her practice areas include in... read more
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Mansi P.

Mansi Parikh

2 reviews
Mansi Parikh is an attorney at the law firm of Schumann Hanlon Margulies LLC, where she chairs the Intellectual Property group. She is admitted to practice law in New York ... read more
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Steven S.

Steven Sponseller

2 reviews
As an intellectual property attorney, I’ve helped technology companies and entrepreneurs create strong intellectual property portfolios for over 20 years. These intellectua... read more
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Tiffany N.

Tiffany Nichols

Tiffany Nichols is a fortune 500 lawyer that has represented companies including Apple, Toshiba, Samsung and IBM. Between 2008 and 2015, Tiffany was an associate attorney at a series of private firms. She now holds the position of patent counsel at Boston Scientific. Tiffany focus on business operations, commercial contracts, trademarks, patents and related legal matters. She is licensed in California, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.
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Ignacio B.

Ignacio Bellver

Ignacio Bellver is a licensed patent attorney that is based in Texas. He is licensed to practice law in Peurto Rico and is also a member of the Texas Patent Bar. Ignacio primarily focuses on patents, with exceptional experience in dealing with legal cases related to trademark and copyright law. He obtained his legal degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Ignacio has been the principal IP counselor at the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Group since 2016.
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Our experienced Helena 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 Helena 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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