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Carlos P.

Carlos Perez

54 reviews
Carlos Perez has represented high-stake clients, including Facebook, Google and AMD. He primarily focuses on patents, but has experience in numerous business practice areas. Carlos is the founder of his own law firm, where he specializes in the preparation and prosecution of patents, as well as business litigation matters. He was also an associate at Baker Botts and Baker & McKenzie before he started his own law firm.
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Ashkon C.

Ashkon Cyrus

13 reviews
Ashkon Cyrus is a business attorney that has been practicing law for the past five years. He is licensed in California, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Ashkon is also a member of the Virginia Patent Bar. He received his legal degree from the George Washington University Law School. Ashkon has worked with Google, Toyota, LG Electronics and many other corporate clients. In February 2017, Ashkon became the principal patent attorney at Select Patents.
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Teddie H.

Teddie Hsu

11 reviews
Teddie is an attorney in California who concentrates his practice in intellectual property, specifically in the areas of patent and trademark prosecution. Since graduating from the UC Davis King Hall School of Law, he has gained experience working with various technologies including telecommunications, server systems and semi-conductors. Teddie's clients range from large corporations to solo inventors.
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Michael C.

Michael Cohen

2 reviews
Michael Cohen is an attorney at law with over 14 years’ experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and is also a member of the California Patent Bar. Michael received his Juris Doctor degree in law from the Southwestern Law School. He specializes in trademark and copyright law, and is exceptionally skilled in dealing with patents. Michael is currently serving as the founder and principal attorney of the Cohen IP Law Group.
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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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Sophie F.

Sophie Fix

2 reviews
Sophie Fix is a trademark and copyright attorney who has been providing her legal services to corporate clients for almost two decades. She has a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which she received after her graduation from the Notre Dame Law School. Sophie is also experienced in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts. She served as the director of strategic initiatives at Wedgewood between May 2014 and December 2017.
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Dariush A.

Dariush Adli

2 reviews
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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Narek Z.

Narek Zohrabyan

2 reviews
Narek Zohrabyan is a business lawyer with extensive experience in numerous corporate legal practice areas. He has been practicing law for the past four years and has been licensed in California. Narek is also a member of the California Patent Bar. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the California Western School of Law. Narek has a particular focus on patents, as well as trademark and copyright law. He has been the IP attorney at Phil IP Law Group since September 2017.
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Elizabeth Y.

Elizabeth Yang

2 reviews
Elizabeth Yang is a Los Angeles-based attorney, entrepreneur, and electrical engineer. A founding partner of Yang & Wang, P.C., her areas of expertise in intellectual property law include litigation, patents, trademarks, and copyright issues. Elizabeth holds an M.B.A. from the University of La Verne, a J.D. from the University of La Verne College of Law, and a B.S. from UCLA Berkeley. She is fluent in Mandarin.
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David S.

David Sharifi

1 review
Whether you are a content producer, developer, or even a non-intellectual property attorney, David Sharifi can help with your intellectual property needs. He frequently consults on an individual basis as well as for startups and emerging businesses. Mr. Sharifi has experience with media and entertainment law as well as labeling and advertising. Technology also has a prominent place in Mr. Sharifi's law practice.
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You’ve done everything you were supposed to do.  You hired the best patent lawyer in LA, you submitted a thorough and well-documented patent application that was quickly allowed by the United States Patent Office.  Your patent was published, you paid all of your fees and you even spent the money for that fancy certified certificate with the ribbon. Then, the unthinkable happens!

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It’s time to reach out to your Los Angeles patent lawyer once again.  Your patent provides you protection from the making, use or sale of your patented invention without your permission.  When your patent attorney brings a lawsuit in federal court, the court can force that late night seller to stop infringing your patent and even make them pay you monetary damages.  Sometimes, though, a well-written demand letter from your patent attorney will stop the infringer in their tracks.  But one thing is for sure, you’re going to the need expert help of a Los Angeles patent lawyer to develop a smart and effective strategy for quickly dealing with the patent infringer.

 


 

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