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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

224 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

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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Roy C.

Roy Chan

8 reviews
Roy Chan is a licensed attorney who focuses on patent and trademark cases. He is also registered at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has more than 15 years’ experience in his field. Roy first graduated from Tulane University in 1993, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. He obtained his Juris Doctor in Law from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2000.
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Steven Rowell

2 reviews
Steven Rowell is a business lawyer with more than 14 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and received his J.D. degree in law from the Western New England University School of Law. Steven is experienced in dealing with commercial contracts, as well as in labor and employment law. He also specializes in patents, as well as trademark and copyright law. Steven served as the vice president of Ahold USA Inc from January 2013 to January 2018.
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Felix G.

Felix Gonzalez

2 reviews
Felix Gonzales is an attorney at law who has been practicing law for the past 16 years. He has been licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Arizona. Felix has a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which he obtained after he graduated from the Rutgers University School of Law – Newark. He specializes in trademark and copyright law, but also has experience in other corporate legal practice areas. Felix has been serving as the managing member of his own legal office since 2001.
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Jason D. S.

Jason D. Stone

2 reviews
Jason is a patent attorney with a background in computer science. He comes from a diverse business and technology background and focuses his practice on intellectual proper... read more
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Matthew P.

Matthew Patterson

2 reviews
Matthew Patterson has 25 years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, counseling on global patent filing strategies,... read more
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Julia P.

Julia Purdy

2 reviews
Ms. Purdy is an energetic worker with a diversified skill set that allows her to quickly adapt to new environments, learn new materials, and efficiently complete tasks. In ... read more
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Will M.

Will Montague

Will Montague practices in intellectual property, particularly in the areas of trademark, copyright, and trade secrets. He also has experience with internet law, including privacy and cybersecurity issues. He can help with general business and contract matters as well. Mr. Montague is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, a coveted honor that only one-half of a percent of U.S. attorneys obtains.
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