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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

189 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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Alexis Saenz

57 reviews
Alexis Saenz is a patent attorney who has prepared hundreds of patent applications and responses to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He mainly works with start-up ventures and mid-sized companies in the growth stage. Alexis' personal experience with a startup company has given him deep insight into the process that guides his patent and intellectual property services.
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Johnny M.

Johnny Manriquez

115 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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Tony G.

Tony Guo

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Tony Guo is experienced in dealing with clients in the software and hardware development industries. He also has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, as well as a Juris Doctor in Law, which he obtained at the University of Miami School of Law. Tony is licensed to practice law in Florida and California. He has represented numerous corporate clients, including the University of Miami, inmarkit and CastCloud. Tony started his own law firm in September 2016.
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Mandana J.

Mandana Jafarinejad

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Mandana Jafarinejad is a patent attorney with seven years of experience. She is exceptionally skilled in dealing with corporate legal matters that involves trademark and copyright law. Mandana has been licensed to practice law in California and she is a member of the California Patent Bar. She attended the Western State University College of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in law. Mandana has been serving as a patent attorney at MJIP An Intellectual Property Firm since 2011.
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Joseph T.

Joseph Tylutki

Joseph is a results-oriented General Counsel and business executive with comprehensive experience analyzing, structuring, negotiating, and executing sophisticated transactions. He is known as a trusted adviser to boards of directors, executive management teams, and key stakeholders. In addition to his legal experience, he applies his MBA to bring a business focus for his clients.
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Tom R.

Tom Richmond

Tom is a patent attorney with experience as a senior programmer and software developer. While he worked as a patent attorney for two firms, he prepared and prosecuted US and foreign patent applications. His technical background enabled him to have a deep understanding of various aspects of technology including computer architecture, mobile communications, and computer software.
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Karén T.

Karén Tonoyan

Karén is an intellectual property attorney with a passion for technology and innovation. He has worked in the IT field as well as the United States Patent and Trademark Office specializing in electronic and mechanical devices in areas including clothing designs, toys, musical instruments, and computer software. Karén has helped clients overcome their business hurdles.
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Christopher M.

Christopher Mayle

I am patent attorney who loves creativity and helping inventors bring their ideas to life. I received a degree in mechanical engineering and a minor in biomechanical engine... read more
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Our experienced Vancouver 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 Vancouver 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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