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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

109 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

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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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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Maryam I.

Maryam Imam

2 reviews
Over 20 years of experience in intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and IP-related transactions, in addition to a practicing electrical eng... read more
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Walker W.

Walker Weitzel

2 reviews
Walker Weitzel is an intellectual property and patent attorney with more than three years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Washington and is also a member of the Washington Patent Bar. Walker obtained his Juris Doctor degree in law from the Seattle University School of Law. He has been an attorney at Alloy Patent Law since April 2015, and primarily deals with patents and legal cases involving intellectual property law.
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Siddartha Rao

Siddartha Rao is a founding member of the New York City-based Rao Law Group which focuses on corporate law and cases involving complex litigation. Previously, he worked as legal counsel for a software firm. Siddartha received a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and also holds a B.A. in mathematics from Middlebury College. He is Executive Editor of the Journal of Law & Cyber Warfare.
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Taylor H.

Taylor Halperin

2 reviews
I've been working with startups and emerging companies since 2016, providing legal and business advice, in the following sustainable garmentware, Esports, waste disposal, a... 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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Victor C.

Victor Cardona

Victor Cardona is an Intellectual Property Attorney experienced in procuring and enforcing rights in patents, trademarks and copyrights, including overseas IP protection. Formerly an Environmental Engineer with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Victor founded his firm’s CleanTech Practice. He is also a registered U.S. Patent Attorney.
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Matthew Mcwilliams

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Experienced registered patent attorney licensed in both Florida (2014) and Pennsylvania (2005). Over 17 years of experience in the chemical and pharmaceutical arts providin... read more
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