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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

188 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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Alex R.

Alex Robertson

2 reviews
Alex Robertson has extensive experience as an intellectual property attorney and often assists high-tech startup companies with legal matters that pose as obstacles to their formation. Alex has a license to provide legal services in California. He has a Juris Doctor degree, which he obtained from the Pepperdine University School of Law. Since 2014, Alex has been the senior engineering specialist at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc.
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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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Michelle G.

Michelle Gilbert

2 reviews
Michelle Gilbert manages Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A., a certified woman and minority owned business, which operates throughout Florida with attorneys who have almost 100 yea... read more
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Eric K.

Eric Kohli

2 reviews
Mr. Kohli is a registered patent attorney with 20 years experience in patent law and patent prosecution. He has represented several large well-known corporations in the ele... read more
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Peng L.

Peng Li

Peng Li is a patent attorney that focuses on trademark and copyright law. She has more than nine years of experience and is licensed to practice law in California. Peng obtained her degree in law from the Vanderbilt University Law School. She can assist clients in English and Chinese, and can assist clients in the United States that are doing business with Chinese companies. Peng has been a partner at Chen Yoshimura LLP since March 2013.
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Laura W.

Laura Witbeck

Laura Witbeck is a corporate attorney with more than a decade worth of experience. She is licensed to practice law in Texas and is also a member of the Texas Patent Bar. Laura obtained her J.D. degree in law after she graduated from the Brigham Young University – J. Reuben Clark Law School. She primarily specializes in legal matters that involve patents. Since May 2009, Laura has been serving as a patent attorney at Osha Liang.
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Bradon Connor

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Our experienced York 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 York 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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