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Johnny M.

Johnny Manriquez

113 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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Gloria M. S.

Gloria M. Steinberg

205 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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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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Christopher U.

Christopher Usrey

11 reviews
Christopher Usrey has been licensed to provide corporate legal services in Texas for the past 16 years. He has extensive experience in commercial contracts, trademark law, business formation and employment law. Christopher obtained his legal degree from the Boston University School of Law. He has been a managing member at VCounsel since November 2011. Prior to this position, Christopher was a senior counselor at VCE and a corporate counselor at Huawei.
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Eric H.

Eric Hinojosa

Eric Hinojosa is a registered attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He offers legal counsel in areas such as patent, trademark, and copyright law. One of Eric’s primary goals is to offer affordable legal services to people who really need it - particularly business owners and startups. He keeps these services affordable by operating mostly online and therefore reducing overhead costs.
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Peter D. S.

Peter D. Sleman

Peter D. Sleman is an intellectual property counselor who has been serving corporate clients for over a decade. He is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and New York. Peter is also a member of the New York Patent Bar. He obtained his legal degree from the Seton Hall University School of Law. Peter primarily specializes in legal matters involving patents. He is also experienced in trademark and copyright law. Peter is currently serving as the founding partner of PatentSpace.
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Bill N.

Bill Nowakowski

Bill Nowakowski is a patent attorney with over 13 years’ experience. He is licensed to practice law in New York and the District of Columbia. Bill is also a member of the United States Patent Office. He has a J.D. in law, which he obtained after graduating from the SUNY Buffalo Law School. Bill is also experienced in dealing with legal matters related to copyright and trademark law. He has been a counselor at Magavern Grimm LLP since September 2016.
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Karén T.

Karén Tonoyan

Karén is an intellectual property attorney with a passion for technology and innovation. He has worked in the IT field as well as the United States Patent and Trademark Office specializing in electronic and mechanical devices in areas including clothing designs, toys, musical instruments, and computer software. Karén has helped clients overcome their business hurdles.
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Wes S.

Wes Schwie

8 reviews
Wes is a registered patent attorney with a unique mix of skills as a design engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, and business executive. His experience includes preparing many patents for a range of clients including mechanical, electrical, and medical device arts. The goal of his firm is not to only protect their intellectual property, but use it to increase profits.
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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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