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Johnny M.

Johnny Manriquez Licensed in CA, Patent Bar

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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Gloria M. S.

Gloria M. Steinberg Licensed in PA, Patent Bar

Gloria is a well-rounded patent attorney who runs her boutique law firm Steinberg Intellectual Property Law, LLP. She has filed hundreds of patent applications relating to software, telecommunications, biotech, and consumer products. During her free time, she is active in the legal community as a member of several intellectual property law associations and managing her blog IPRookie.com.
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Irvin T.

Irvin Tyan Licensed in CA

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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Nikhil P.

Nikhil Patel Licensed in MA, Patent Bar

Nikhil Patel is based in Boston and specializes in patent law and intellectual property. He has expertise in patent prosecution within communications, software, medical devices, and electrical engineering. His other practice areas include trademarks, copyrights, and patent licensing and research. Before obtaining his J.D. from Widener University, Nikhil worked as a software engineer.
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Wooshik S.

Wooshik Shim Licensed in IL, Patent Bar

Patent attorney at Bold Patents. Practice area: Patent prosecution--patent application, patentability search, office action response, etc. Ph.D. in Physics in 2004 from Se... read more
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Joseph M.

Joseph Mohr Licensed in OR, WA, Patent Bar

Joseph runs his on practice, Mohr Intellectual Property Law Solutions, PC and specializes in patent, trademark, and copyright law. He has practiced intellectual property law for nine years and has focused on patent and trademark protection for small business. Outside of his busy practice, Joseph teaches three intellectual property law courses at Williamette University Law School.
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Jason S.

Jason Somma Licensed in PA, Patent Bar

Jason Somma is currently working as an Intellectual Property Attorney. Before that, he was involved in the legal work of the University of Pittsburgh and was an Attorney at Somma, P.C. His specialties include patent portfolio development, strategy and technology transactions - extending into design patents and design rights. Jason was a Visiting Student at the Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law, but he obtained his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
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Dariush A.

Dariush Adli Licensed in CA

Dariush Aldi represents some of the most technologically savvy companies with their patent litigation issues. He has experience with companies in the fields of electronics, complicated mechanical products, software, computer hardware, communications, and digital processing. Mr. Aldi can also draft infringement and validity opinions that will help you determine if a patent violation has occurred.
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Casey Scott M.

Casey Scott Mckay Licensed in TN

Attorney Casey Scott McKay is a member of the Tennessee Bar and provides in-house counsel work for all of his clients. He specializes in copyright, trademark, and patent litigation and is ready to go head-on for his clients in the courtroom. Attorney McKay loves computers and is completing his M.S. in Computer Science. Whether you need help protecting your patent or enforcing your intellectual property rights, Attorney McKay will guide you with his skills and experience.
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Anil A.

Anil Ali Licensed in TX, Patent Bar

Anil's firm is an intellectual property and business law firm dedicated to ensuring their clients' intellectual property rights and ideas are protected so their dreams can come true. As an attorney registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with the ability to tackle any scientific field, Anil can help clients achieve their intellectual property goals.
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