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Johnny M.

Johnny Manriquez

114 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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Ross Brandborg

56 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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Gloria M. S.

Gloria M. Steinberg

207 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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Howard L.

Howard Loo

Since 2007, Howard has provided consulting services as the CEO of SwayLaw LLC, a legal technology company. He advises clients on issues related to patents, antitrust, and electronic discovery. Prior to founding SwayLaw, he practiced litigation for three years at an IP boutique firm focusing primarily on patent litigation and antitrust litigation.
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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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Richard E.

Richard Eldredge

295 reviews
Richard Eldredge is a corporate attorney and a professor of law. He has over seven years of experience and is licensed to practice law in Texas. Richard is experienced in patents and business formation, as well as trademark and copyright law. He received his degree in law from the La Verne College of Law. Richard has been a patent attorney and engineer at the Eldrege Law Firm since September 2005.
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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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Elaine C.

Elaine Chow

2 reviews
Elain Chow is an intellectual property attorney with almost two decades of experience. She is licensed to practice law in California and is also a member of the California Patent Bar. Elaine received her degree in law from the Georgetown University Law Center. She specializes in serving companies in the technology sector, with some of her most recent clients including Microsoft and AMD. She has been a consultant advisor at Jindo Productions since June 2016.
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Mary M.

Mary Mcneill

Mary McNeill has over 25 years of experience in family law. She understands that all families and their needs are very different and believes this to be a vitally important concept when providing legal services in the area of family law. Over the years, she has represented a wide variety of clients from all age groups and walks of life.
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Robert J. Sayfie

Attorney Robert J. Sayfie is a hard-working patent attorney who has additional experience in trials and engineering. He is able to help you protect all of your company’s best investments and also helps protect your copyrights, trade secrets, and more. Attorney Sayfie is an aggressive attorney who will file and prosecute for design and utility patents while preparing all of the necessary paperwork to prove infringement on a patent.
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Our experienced New Bedford 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 New Bedford 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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