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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 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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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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Joseph M.

Joseph Mohr

Joseph runs his on practice, Mohr Intellectual Property Law Solutions, PC and specializes in patent, trademark, and copyright law. He has practiced intellectual property law for nine years and has focused on patent and trademark protection for small business. Outside of his busy practice, Joseph teaches three intellectual property law courses at Williamette University Law School.
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Andrew Rapacke

2 reviews
Andrew Rapacke is a trademark and patent attorney who has been serving corporate clients for the past four years. He is licensed to practice law in Florida and is also a member of the Florida Patent Bar. Andrew obtained his legal degree from the Florida State University College of Law. He is also skilled in providing legal assistance to startup companies. Andrew has been serving as the managing partner at The Rapacke Law Group since October 2017.
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Todd W.

Todd Wakefield

Based in Utah, Todd Wakefield is a personal injury, real estate, and corporate attorney. He brings 23 years of litigation and corporate leadership experience. Currently, he serves as General Counsel to Layfield & Barrett in Park City. Previously, he founded two companies, Attensity Corp. and NexTalk and he holds 6 U.S. patents. Todd holds a J.D. from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.
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Josendrick Bravo

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Hi, my name is Joss. I am originally from Venezuela, where I obtained my first law degree and sat for the bar. I have worked in the legal and business industries since I mo... read more
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Stephen K.

Stephen Keefe

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Steve Keefe is an experienced patent attorney and a U.S. military veteran. He is also an experienced Professional Engineer. He entered the intellectual property law fiel... read more
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Josh Traub

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Understanding that creative individuals have unique needs, Josh Traub offers guidance to game designers, artists, makers, and entrepreneurs. With a background in computer science, he is well-versed in all aspects of IP law and has even educated engineers on the subject. Mr. Traub has also provided significant pro bono services to the Atlanta arts community.
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Our experienced Springfield 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 Springfield 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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