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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

222 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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Jill J.

Jill Jacobson

5 reviews
With a Ph.D. in biochemistry and a technical background in chemistry and chemical engineering, Jill Jacobson’s expertise lies in biotechnology, life science, and Cleantech industries. She has more than 14 years’ experience working as a patent practitioner, providing clients with patent and trademark procurement, patent portfolio evaluation, and other intellectual property law services.
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Adel A.

Adel Aali

2 reviews
Many companies require extensive research and development, particularly those in the medical device field. Adel Ali understands that all too well because he actually founded his own medical device company. Now he helps others start their businesses in a legal capacity. He can help with formation, employment issues, and trademark filings.
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Kevin C.

Kevin Christopher

2 reviews
Kevin Christopher is an intellectual property attorney with a particular interest in startup companies. He has extensive experience in the technology, business and art industries. Kevin is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and is also a member of the Tennessee Patent Bar. He obtained his Juris Doctor in law from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Kevin founded his own legal firm, Christopher Intellectual Property Law, PLLC, in December 2016.
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Andrew Rapacke

2 reviews
Andrew Rapacke is a trademark and patent attorney who has been serving corporate clients for the past four years. He is licensed to practice law in Florida and is also a member of the Florida Patent Bar. Andrew obtained his legal degree from the Florida State University College of Law. He is also skilled in providing legal assistance to startup companies. Andrew has been serving as the managing partner at The Rapacke Law Group since October 2017.
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Steve D.

Steve Dubois

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For the past 3 years and counting, Steve has been the Managing Partner and Owner of Patent Portfolio Builders, PLLC. Before that, he owned Potomac Patent Group, PLLC for 12 years. Altogether he has over 25 years of experience working with patents and technology. He covers all aspects of patents - from patent negotiation to patent litigation and much more. Steve studied Law in the George Mason University School of Law, obtaining his J.D. in 1993.
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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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Austin B.

Austin Bosarge

Austin Borsarge is a registered patent attorney and real estate broker in California. He also works in corporate law, intellectual property, and transactions. Previously, he was the president and CEO of a mortgage technology company and he has experience working with startups. Austin holds a J.D., cum laude from Suffolk University Law School and also has a degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech.
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Our experienced High Point 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 High Point 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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