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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

151 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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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 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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Eric Onyango

2 reviews
Eric Onyango is an attorney at law with more than four years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and has been admitted to the U.S. Tax Court. Eric obtained his degree in law from The John Marshall Law School. He mainly focuses on labor and employment-related legal matters, but is also experienced in dealing with startup businesses. Eric is also skilled in dealing with tax law matters. He is currently serving as the managing attorney at Prime Legal LLC.
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Kevin K.

Kevin Keener

2 reviews
Kevin Keener is an intellectual property attorney with almost a decade of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and he is also a member of the Illinois Patent Bar. Kevin holds a Juris Doctor in law, which he obtained after graduating from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He specializes in commercial contracts, labor and employment law, and general IP-related matters. Keener is currently a partner attorney at Keener and Associates, P.C.
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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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Promodha A.

Promodha A

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Susan graduated from UCLA law school and also has a bachelor's degree in physics. Her practice areas include business law and commercial contracts, with a particular emphas... read more
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Emily C.

Emily Cabrera

Emily graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 2018. She holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology and Philosophy. Prior to and while she attended law school, E... read more
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Burt S.

Burt Skiba

Burt Skiba is an intellectual property attorney that recently obtained his Juris Doctor degree after he graduated from the Michigan State University College of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Arizona. Burt often provides legal assistance to startup companies and specializes in trademark and copyright law. He was recently appointed a position as an intellectual property attorney at Accelerate IP LLC.
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Dusty Vogelpohl

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Dusty Vogelpohl is an intellectual property attorney with over 15 years of experience. Mr. Vogelpohl’s practice includes patent and trademark prosecution, litigation, licen... read more
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Our Morgantown 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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