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Alexis S.

Alexis Saenz

50 reviews
Alexis Saenz is a patent attorney who has prepared hundreds of patent applications and responses to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He mainly works with start-up ventures and mid-sized companies in the growth stage. Alexis' personal experience with a startup company has given him deep insight into the process that guides his patent and intellectual property services.
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Alan E.

Alan Engle

16 reviews
Alan’s practice focuses on intellectual property procurement, licensing, contracts, and litigation. He is a member of the United States Patent and Trademark Office patent bar and has counseled clients on hundreds of deals involving billions of dollars. He is committed to advising creative entrepreneurs and offers “big firm” service at reasonable rates.
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Jack J.

Jack Jmaev

5 reviews
Jack Jmaev is a professional patent attorney that specializes in patent applications, contracts and agreements, as well as patent infringement. He graduated from Abraham Lincoln University and obtained his degree in law in 2001. He also attended the California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo and obtained a B.S. in Engineering Science in 1982. Jack has an extensive technical background and has several years of entrepreneurial experience.
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Brett W. H.

Brett W. Hagadorn

Over 20 years in-house experience in Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare companies. Provide general legal consulting services with focus on Life S... read more
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Eric A.

Eric Alspaugh

62 reviews
Intellectual property is a very unique area of the law the requires specialized attorneys who have additional training and education. For the complicated area of medicine and medical devices, the IP complexity often increases. Eric B. Alspaugh serves as medical device general counsel or patent counsel for several businesses, a qualification that very few attorneys can boast. His expertise is invaluable to these complicated business ventures.
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Mark P.

Mark Plager

2 reviews
Mark Plager is an attorney at law with over 26 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and is a member of the California Patent Bar. Mark has a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which he obtained after graduating from the Quinnipiac University School of Law. Mark primary acts as a patent attorney, with exceptional experience in trademark and copyright law. Mark served as an attorney at his own law office for over 10 years.
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Taylor J. H.

Taylor J. Howard, Esq.

2 reviews
Taylor J. Howard is an attorney at law who was recently licensed to practice law in California. He has a J.D. in law, which he obtained after he graduated from the Southwestern Law School. Taylor is exceptionally experienced in dealing with legal matters that involve trademark and copyright law. He also assists his clients in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts. Taylor has been a counselor at A.E.I Law since December 2016.
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Andrew P.

Andrew Pharar

2 reviews
Andrew Pharar is an attorney at law who specializes in providing corporate legal services to clients in California. He received a Juris Doctorate degree in law after he graduated from the University of La Verne, College of Law. Andrew specializes in dealing with legal cases that involve patents. He is also exceptionally skilled in dealing with trademark and copyright law. Andrew founded his own legal firm, Pharar Patents, in December 2016.
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Felix G.

Felix Gonzalez

2 reviews
Felix Gonzales is an attorney at law who has been practicing law for the past 16 years. He has been licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Arizona. Felix has a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which he obtained after he graduated from the Rutgers University School of Law – Newark. He specializes in trademark and copyright law, but also has experience in other corporate legal practice areas. Felix has been serving as the managing member of his own legal office since 2001.
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Jun H.

Jun Ha

2 reviews
Jun is a patent attorney with extensive patent experience in various electrical/mechanical technologies, including wireless communication, mobile devices, software, digital... read more
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