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Johnny M.

Johnny Manriquez

113 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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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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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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Michelle G.

Michelle Gilbert

2 reviews
Michelle Gilbert manages Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A., a certified woman and minority owned business, which operates throughout Florida with attorneys who have almost 100 yea... read more
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Antony H.

Antony Hilton

Hilton Legal Group represents clients as General, In-House Counsel, or as attorneys for hire. Our firm provides business legal representation in matters that include financ... read more
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Norton T.

Norton Townsley

Before opening his practice as a patent attorney, Norton worked for over 25 years in the Southern California aerospace industry. He is admitted to the State Bar of California, licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, a California Licensed Professional Engineer, and a trained mediator. He is one of the founders of Belasco Jacobs & Townsley, LLP.
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Joseph Z.

Joseph Zahner

Joe is a patent and IP transaction attorney practicing in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, crop science and genetics, food safety technology, a... read more
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Vincent B.

Vincent Bailey

1 review
Attorney Vincent Bailey is a seasoned patent and intellectual property attorney with over 20 years of experience. He focuses on cases involving application prosecution through the USPTO. Attorney Bailey helps businesses whose intellectual property has been compromised or used without permission. In addition to his experience with trademarks and patents, he also helps joint ventures and startup companies with business formation.
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Simana R.

Simana Rao

13 reviews
Simana Rao knows that startups do not have a lot of funds when they are just entering the market. That is why she prides herself on providing cost-effective intellectual property services for these small to medium businesses. Her background in Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering has served her clients well. Whether you need to apply for a patent application or prosecute a trademark, Ms. Rao can help.
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Emre D.

Emre Develi

Emre Develi is the Managing Partner at A & D Law and Consulting, offering legal services in many different areas of law. Previously, Erme worked as an Intern for OGMEN & ASSOCIATES LLP. His focus areas include Domestic Law and even assisting Turkish clients with their legal needs - both individuals and companies. He appeared on the Dean's List in 2007, and was awarded The Robert Schuman Prize by the Fordham University School of Law in 2014 - graduating with his Master of Laws.
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