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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

206 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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Thomas K.

Thomas Knapp

Tom Knapp is a global strategic senior executive in the healthcare, transportation, aerospace, energy, and retail industries, providing legal and strategic business advice ... read more
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Jonathan W.

Jonathan Ward

2 reviews
Jonathan Ward has over 12 years of experience as a corporate lawyer. He is licensed to practice law in Oregon and is also a member of the Oregon Patent Bar. Jonathan has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies, including Ford, Microsoft and Amazon.com. He specializes in commercial contracts, patents and trademark law. Since April 2014, Jonathan has been an attorney at MOHR Intellectual Property Law Solutions.
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Shannon W.

Shannon Warren

Shannon Warren is a registered Texas patent attorney and founder of the Law Office of Shannon Warren, PLLC. He has expertise in computer science, agricultural devices, software, and wind energy, among others. Shannon received a J.D. from the South Texas College of Law. He also holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M. Before attending law school, he was an engineer and database administrator.
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Dr. Alexander M.

Dr. Alexander Miller

2 reviews
Dr. Alexander Miller practices law in Germany and has over 15 years of experience. He specializes in trademark designs, searches, development, filings, and disputes. Attorney Miller speaks German, Spanish, and English fluently and has a basic knowledge of Italian and French making him a versatile patent and trademark attorney. In addition to practicing in Germany, Attorney Miller has work experience in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
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Michelle N.

Michelle Novotny

2 reviews
A corporate counsel with expertise in SaaS and semiconductor industries, Michelle Novotny is a strategic leader. She provides clients with pragmatic risk assessments, mitigation strategies, and creative solutions through analytical, imaginative, and results-oriented thinking. Ms. Novotny was formerly vice president, associate general counsel, and chief compliance officer of CallidusCloud.
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J.D. H.

J.D. Houvener

4 reviews
J.D. Houvener is the Owner, Founder and Patent Attorney of Bold IP - handling legal matters for both individuals and large companies. He handles legal matters involving Intellectual Property - including copyright, trademark and trade secret issues. Houvener's education is extensive, studying with the University of Washington, as well as the Seattle University. He obtained his BS in Industrial Engineering, his MBA in Entrepreneurial Studies and his J.D. in Patent Law.
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Vladimir T.

Vladimir Tsirkin

2 reviews
Vladimir Tsirkin is an experienced patent attorney who has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. In addition, he is also a member of the New York and New Jersey state bars. Whether you are in need of help with business employment matters, patents, or intellectual property protection, Attorney Tsirkin can help you. Prior to working as an attorney, Mr. Tsirkin worked in the engineering field, which allows him to connect with clients and present them with helpful tips for their technology companies.
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