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Johnny M.

Johnny Manriquez

114 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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Ross Brandborg

56 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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Gloria M. S.

Gloria M. Steinberg

207 reviews
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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Timothy B.

Timothy Brown

2 reviews
TMB Law provides cost-effective patent and trademark services for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups. The firm is staffed by Timothy M. Brown, a patent attorney... 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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Kristie P.

Kristie Parker

Kristie Parker is an entrepreneurial-minded commercial transactions attorney specializing in the technology sector. She has more than ten years of legal experience, includi... read more
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Ryan M.

Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy always aims to understand his clients’ desires, needs, and goals to provide the most efficient and cost-effective service possible. He focuses on intellectual property and corporate matters, handling patent prosecution, transactions, litigation, and post-grant proceedings. Mr. Murphy has represented global names in technology and software, including Apple, Samsung, and ABB.
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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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Sean L.

Sean Lynch

1 review
Sean is an intellectual property attorney living in California who specializes in patent, copyright, and trademark law. He also provides services related to growing startups and maintaining successful intellectual property portfolios. When working with startups, he particularly enjoys building intellectual property portfolios that can grow their business.
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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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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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