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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

58 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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Donald W.

Donald Wenskay

Protecting your company’s assets is important and attorney Donald Wenskay can help you. As an experienced patent attorney with over 21 years of experience, Mr. Wenskay is able to help you navigate through the paperwork and legal woes related to all copyrights, trademarks, and patents. His experience specifically lies within the areas of medical devices, computer hardware, software, optics, media, and the Internet.
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Peter A.

Peter Adams

2 reviews
Pete was born and raised in Connecticut and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He served in the United States Army for 3 y... read more
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Teddie H.

Teddie Hsu

11 reviews
Teddie is an attorney in California who concentrates his practice in intellectual property, specifically in the areas of patent and trademark prosecution. Since graduating from the UC Davis King Hall School of Law, he has gained experience working with various technologies including telecommunications, server systems and semi-conductors. Teddie's clients range from large corporations to solo inventors.
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Justin B.

Justin Birzon

2 reviews
Justin Birzon is an Albany, New York-based litigator and general practice attorney. He takes on a wide range of cases, in personal injury, bankruptcy law, business law, and family law, among others. Justin received his J.D. from Albany Law School and also holds an LL.M. in Environmental Law. He is licensed to practice in New York, Connecticut, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York.
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Dariush A.

Dariush Adli

2 reviews
Dariush Aldi represents some of the most technologically savvy companies with their patent litigation issues. He has experience with companies in the fields of electronics, complicated mechanical products, software, computer hardware, communications, and digital processing. Mr. Aldi can also draft infringement and validity opinions that will help you determine if a patent violation has occurred.
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Niq H.

Niq Howard

2 reviews
I am a licensed attorney in Missouri, Kansas, and Iowa. I am registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office. I have experience in preparation... read more
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Keum P.

Keum Park

17 reviews
Keum Park is an attorney at law with two decades of experience. She is licensed to practice law in multiple states, including New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and California. Keum is also a member of the California Patent Bar. She obtained her legal degree from the Fordham University School of Law. Keum specializes in patents and is exceptionally experienced in trademark and copyright law. She has been serving as an IP attorney at Patential since September 2016.
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