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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

242 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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Alton Hare

9 reviews
During my seven years as a practicing patent attorney and ten years as a registered Patent Agent (USPTO Registration Number 68,638), I have participated in several high-sta... read more
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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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Brett S.

Brett Schenck

49 reviews
Brett Schenck is a patent attorney with exceptional experience in trademark and copyright law. He has over 25 years of experience. Brett is licensed to practice law in Missouri, Ohio and Indiana. He is also a member of the Missouri Patent Bar. Brett has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained after he graduated from the Valparaiso University Law School. Since June 2016, Brett has been managing his own law firm, Schenck 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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Mei T.

Mei Tsang

2 reviews
Mei has an international intellectual property practice focused on helping clients formulate their IP strategy, and shepherding their IP through various business cycles to ... read more
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Niq H.

Niq Howard

2 reviews
I am a licensed attorney in Missouri, Kansas and I am a registered attorney the United States Patent & Trademark Office. I have experience in preparation and prosecutio... read more
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Michael P.

Michael Portanova

Michael is a lawyer and entrepreneur who began his legal career at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, the world's largest law firm devoted solely to arbitration and litigation. While he was at the firm, he handled considerable copyright infringement matters and negotiated contract disputes. After he left, he went on to build eCommerce startups in Southeast Asia.
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Edward G.

Edward Grieff

A 20-year veteran, Grieff holds a distinctive niche in Intellectual Property law. As counsel with Mintz Levin in San Diego, CA., Grieff provides strategic advice and representation to pharmaceutical and chemical companies regarding patent, trademark, and copyright protection, among other services. He's also admitted to the bars in D.C., Pennsylvania, and the US Patent and Trademark Office.
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William E.

William Edwin

William has served as an in-house counsel for both public and private companies. His main areas of focus include reviewing, drafting, and negotiating various agreements such as licensing agreements, vendor, and Saas agreements. He has also provided guidance on international matters. William enjoys working effectively to find legal and ethical solutions to challenging problems.
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Our experienced Mankato 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 Mankato 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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