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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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Beth Felix

3 reviews
Beth Felix is a patent attorney with exceptional skills in dealing with legal matters that involves trademark and copyright law. She was recently licensed to practice law in Colorado and is also a member of the Colorado Patent Bar. Beth attended the Southern Methodist University, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in law. She is also experienced in providing legal assistance to startup companies. Beth has been an attorney at the Eldredge Law Firm since August 2017.
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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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Michael O.

Michael O'brien

21 reviews
Michael is a registered patent attorney who started the Law Office of Michael O’Brien in 2011 with the goal of providing top quality intellectual property services to clients. He has drafted hundreds of patent applications for individual inventors, small businesses, and entrepreneurs throughout the country. Michael also teaches Business Law to university students.
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Kenneth K.

Kenneth Knox

4 reviews
I help companies and individual inventors with complex intellectual property issues in all areas, including litigation, post-grant procedures, strategic counseling, prosecu... read more
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Mandana J.

Mandana Jafarinejad

2 reviews
Mandana Jafarinejad is a patent attorney with seven years of experience. She is exceptionally skilled in dealing with corporate legal matters that involves trademark and copyright law. Mandana has been licensed to practice law in California and she is a member of the California Patent Bar. She attended the Western State University College of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in law. Mandana has been serving as a patent attorney at MJIP An Intellectual Property Firm since 2011.
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Timothy B.

Timothy Brown

2 reviews
TMB Law specializes in cost-effective patent and trademark services for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups. The firm is staffed by Timothy M. Brown, a patent at... read more
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Steve A.

Steve Aycock

2 reviews
Steve Aycock has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting U.S., PCT, and foreign patent applications involving software, electrical and business method related invent... read more
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Darren M.

Darren Marks

As a versatile and effective litigator, Darren Marks is focused on complex civil litigation in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. He is also a small claims court arbitrator. Darren has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Magazine’s “Rising Star” for the New York City area.
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Our experienced Kansas City 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 Kansas City 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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