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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

260 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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Sam Goldstein

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Bankruptcy Consultant for Businesses/Individuals considering Chapter 7, 11, or 13 filings, handling both consultation and representation. Small Business professional exp... read more
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Johnny M.

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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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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C Tyson Nettles

2 reviews
Tyson graduated from Ole Miss law school and also has a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of South Carolina. His practice areas include business law, emp... read more
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Aditya K.

Aditya Krishnan

1 review
Aditya Krishnan is a patent attorney currently based in San Francisco, California. He brings over twenty years of legal experience and has provided legal counsel to companies including ABBYY, Fujitsu, Callidus Software, Sony, and Xerox. He was also Yahoo’s first patent counsel. His areas of expertise include semiconductors, software, e-commerce, and computer hardware. Aditya received his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law.
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Campbell Y.

Campbell Yore

1 review
Campbell once worked for the USPTO as a legal extern and is now a patent agent for CIL. He can draft many patent applications - such as computer science, software, electrical device, mechanical device, and business method patents. In 2016, he graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law with a J.D., High Tech Law Certificate with Corporate Specialization. He has experience in chemistry, biomaterials, and worked as a software engineer developing NLP tools and machine learning models.
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Cole D.

Cole Duncan

Cole Duncan brings a wide breadth of knowledge to Polsinelli PC with his former training as a graduate research assistant, legal extern, sales associate, and teaching assistant. Possessing skills ranging from having a Ph.D. in chemistry to patent protection, Cole Duncan is especially knowledgeable in cases involving polymer chemistry, nanotechnology, and materials science.
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Mike G.

Mike Geroe

Mike Geroe is an attorney at law with experience in a variety of corporate legal practice areas. He has been serving corporate clients for the past 23 years. Mike is licensed to practice law in California and received his legal degree from the Columbia University School of Law. He is exceptionally skilled in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts. Mike founded Opincall Inc in May 2015, where he now serves as the CEO.
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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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