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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

201 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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Frederic Jennings

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Frederic is a trial and appellate lawyer who represents clients in criminal and civil CFAA cases across the country. He also handles copyright and trademark matters, corpor... 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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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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Alex R.

Alex Robertson

2 reviews
Alex Robertson has extensive experience as an intellectual property attorney and often assists high-tech startup companies with legal matters that pose as obstacles to their formation. Alex has a license to provide legal services in California. He has a Juris Doctor degree, which he obtained from the Pepperdine University School of Law. Since 2014, Alex has been the senior engineering specialist at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc.
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Casey Scott Mckay

2 reviews
Attorney Casey Scott McKay is a member of the Tennessee Bar and provides in-house counsel work for all of his clients. He specializes in copyright, trademark, and patent litigation and is ready to go head-on for his clients in the courtroom. Attorney McKay loves computers and is completing his M.S. in Computer Science. Whether you need help protecting your patent or enforcing your intellectual property rights, Attorney McKay will guide you with his skills and experience.
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Ben H.

Ben Holt

2 reviews
With technology industry experience combined with legal and business education, Ben has a unique perspective enabling him to work with groups to produce results that make s... read more
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Promodha A.

Promodha A

1 review
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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Larisa M.

Larisa Migachyov

1 review
Larisa brings real-world engineering experience to her patent practice. She holds a master's degree in biomechanical engineering and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Her practice areas include patent and trademark prosecution with a focus on individual inventors and small early-stage startups. While Larisa is based in San Francisco, she represents clients throughout the country.
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Ernie C.

Ernie Ciccotelli

The Law Office of Ernie Ciccotelli began as a general practice firm. However, over the years, the firm began to focus more particularly on providing services to clients who are developing or marketing products that are comprised of intellectual property. Additionally, he focuses on foreclosure relief and defense.
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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 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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