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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

59 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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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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Wes S.

Wes Schwie

9 reviews
Wes is a registered patent attorney with a unique mix of skills as a design engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, and business executive. His experience includes preparing many patents for a range of clients including mechanical, electrical, and medical device arts. The goal of his firm is not to only protect their intellectual property, but use it to increase profits.
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John Roberts

Johns Roberts is an expert in IP matters. Since 2000, he has helped his clients—individuals, businesses and law firms—with a variety of different intellectual property matters. John also has a unique background which serves him well as a lawyer. Before practicing law, he worked as a product design engineer for General Motors. He has even pursued a patent of his own.
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Tristan S.

Tristan Snell

2 reviews
I am an entrepreneur and attorney, empowering creators and innovators. In my 15 years of legal practice, I've been fortunate to work on some of the best teams in the field:... read more
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Sean L.

Sean Lynch

1 review
Sean is an intellectual property attorney living in California who specializes in patent, copyright, and trademark law. He also provides services related to growing startups and maintaining successful intellectual property portfolios. When working with startups, he particularly enjoys building intellectual property portfolios that can grow their business.
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Donna C.

Donna Carey

2 reviews
Donna is a Business and Intellectual attorney focusing on contracts, Internet, Patents and trademark matters. Ms Donna's practice includes Intellectual Property portfolio m... read more
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Gregory S.

Gregory Skiff

2 reviews
Gregory Skiff is a litigation attorney with a particular focus on labor and employment law. He has over five years of experience and is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, as well as in New York. Gregory obtained his degree in law from the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center. He has been a counselor at Cermele & Wood LLP since April 2016. Prior to this position, Gregory served as an associate at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP.
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Emily C.

Emily Cabrera

Emily graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 2018. She holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology and Philosophy. Prior to and while she attended law school, E... read more
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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.

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