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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 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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Michael Porco

2 reviews
Michael J. Porco completed his undergraduate education at Manhattan College with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Porco then worked several years as an Electrical En... read more
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Eli D.

Eli Damatov

Eli has a B.S. degree from Boston University in Biomedical Engineering and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. He typically focuses on businesses and primarily IP. His main cl... read more
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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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Feras M.

Feras Mousilli

7 reviews
Feras Mousilli is a technology lawyer with 14 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and is also a member of the Texas Patent Bar. Feras holds a J.D. in law, which he obtained after graduating from the University of Texas School of Law. Feras has represented Apple, Dell, Riverbed Technology and numerous other corporate clients. Since June 2016, Feras has been a managing partner at Lloyd Mousilli, LLC.
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Mark W.

Mark Wiemelt

2 reviews
Affordable, practical and experienced intellectual property law firm perennially ranked among the "TOP TRADEMARK FIRMS" and "TOP PATENT FIRMS" in the U.S. by Intellectual P... read more
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Arthur Mogilefksy

2 reviews
Arthur Mogilefsky is an attorney at law who has been serving corporate clients for more than four decades. He is licensed to provide his legal services to corporate clients in California. Arthur obtained his legal degree from the Lincoln Law School of San Jose. He primarily deals with legal matters that involve patents, but is also experienced in other business-related lawsuits. Arthur founded the Mogilefsky Law Firm in November 1976.
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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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