Mountain Center, California Intellectual Property Lawyers

Ray R. Coulter Esq.
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Palm Springs, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 54 years experience
(760) 323-2261 Box 3065
P.O. Box 3065
Palm Springs, CA 92263
IP, Business, Entertainment & Sports and Real Estate
USC Law School
Palm Desert, CA Intellectual Property Attorney
75243 La Cresta Dr
Palm Desert, CA 92211
IP, Business and Insurance Defense
Palm Springs, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 20 years experience
(760) 322-2275 1800 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
IP
UC Hastings COL
Rancho Mirage, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 60 years experience
(760) 324-0301 22 Vista Encantada
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
IP, Patents and Real Estate
UCLA School of Law
Michael William Newcomb
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Temecula, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 21 years experience
(951) 541-0220 43460 Ridge Park Drive, Suite 200
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationIP, Agricultural, Antitrust and Business
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
We are a boutique business law firm with over twenty-five years of combined experience representing privately held small to medium sized businesses, in the areas of business/corporate law, beverage law (wineries, breweries, restaurants) asset protection, intellectual property and real estate law. We adhere to a pragmatic approach in representing our clients by first understanding the needs/goals of our clients and then offering feasable solutions to those needs.
Benjamin Nicholas Diederich
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Menifee, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 12 years experience
(951) 332-7079 29826 Haun Road
Suite 311
Menifee, CA 92586
IP, Business, Patents and Trademarks
USC Law School
Stephen Lee Anderson
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Temecula, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 28 years experience
(951) 296-1700 27247 Madison Avenue
Suite 120
Temecula, CA 92590
IP, Business and Real Estate
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
David Fouad Michail
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Big Bear City, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 20 years experience
(310) 243-6381 PO Box 3480
Big Bear City, CA 92314
IP, Business, Communications and Entertainment & Sports
Univ of Miami School of Law and University of Miami School of Law
Temecula, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 30 years experience
(951) 699-5190 27464 Commerce Center Dr
Temecula, CA 92590
IP
UC Hastings COL
Yucaipa, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 27 years experience
(909) 528-0684 34428 Yucaipa Blvd
Yucaipa, CA 92399
IP, Business and Real Estate
Western State Univ COL
Banning, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 26 years experience
(951) 845-8640 300 S Highland Springs Ave
Banning, CA 92220
IP and Bankruptcy
Western State Univ COL
Murrieta, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer
(951) 750-9669 41700 Ivy Street
Suite A
Murrieta, CA 92562
IP, Business, Criminal and DUI
California Western School of Law
Temecula, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 43 years experience
(602) 369-1751 31420 Pennant Ct
Temecula, CA 92591
IP and Patents
U of San Francisco School of Law
Temecula, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 17 years experience
(951) 296-9631 41877 Enterprise Cir N
Temecula, CA 92590
IP, Business and Real Estate
California Western School of Law
Elizabeth Yang
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Monterey Park, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 11 years experience
(877) 492-6452 199 W. Garvey Ave.
Suite #201
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Free ConsultationIP, Business, Family and Traffic Tickets
University of La Verne College of Law
Founder Elizabeth Yang has been practicing law since 2007 and is admitted to the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She assists inventors in protecting their inventions, entrepreneurs and business owners in protecting their intellectual property as well as preparing and enforcing their contracts, and families in going through the divorce and child custody process.
(877) 492-6452 199 W. Garvey Ave.
2102 Business Center Dr., Suite 130
Irvine, CA 92612
(877) 492-6452 55 S Flower St, 51st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Marin Cionca
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Irvine, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 11 years experience
(800) 454-1360 2030 Main Street
Suite 1300
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationIP, Patents and Trademarks
Concord Law School
Mr. Cionca is a registered patent attorney and founder of CIONCA IP Law P.C. ("CIONCA IP"), an intellectual property law practice based in Irvine, Orange County, California. He has an extensive technical background having graduated from a five-year European engineering program, having practical engineering experience and having taught College Physics. He helps clients with patent application and prosecution matters in various technologies including, engineering, computer, software, mechanical, physics-related and medical device technologies. He also helps startups and businesses acquire and enforce their intellectual property rights in trademarks, trade secrets and other IP. Further, he defends his clients when they are...
(800) 454-1360 333 City Blvd W
17th Floor
Orange, CA 92868
(800) 454-1360 1390 Market Street
Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94102
Karima Gulick
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Irvine, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 3 years experience
(949) 429-0212 2372 Morse Ave
Suite 147
Irvine, CA 92677
Free ConsultationIP, Patents and Trademarks
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Karima is an intellectual property lawyer and registered patent attorney. Karima litigates and helps clients obtain patents and trademarks in diverse industries. She helps business owners build, strengthen, and protect their brands and ideas. She has experience in all areas of intellectual property law including trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, domain name disputes, and eBay disputes. Karima brings a unique perspective to intellectual property issues drawing on years of engineering and managerial experience.

Need help protecting or enforcing your ideas? Contact us at 949-429-0212 or email karima@kgulick.com
Dan W Kehr
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San Diego, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 14 years experience
(619) 525-1306 655 W. Broadway
15th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationIP, Business, Estate Planning and Trademarks
California Western School of Law and UCLA School of Law
Dan W. Kehr is a partner in Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Business practice group, where he provides corporate general counsel, technology, Internet and e-commerce legal services. He handles transactional-based legal issues that address the issues that arise when companies develop, license, acquire or sell information technology and Internet or computer-related products and services worldwide. He represents entrepreneurs, businesses, Internet & tech companies as well as their owners and C-level executives. Dan provides legal services for a variety of individuals, entrepreneurs, investors and businesses, including start-ups and mid-market companies, across a broad range of industries, such as technology, internet, e-commerce,...
David Jafari
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Aliso Viejo, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 18 years experience
120 Vantis, Suite 430
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Free ConsultationIP, Business and Employment
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
www.jafarilawgroup.com _______ David Jafari opened the doors to Jafari Law Group in 2005. His practice has focused primarily on intellectual property, business law, and employment matters. In regard to intellectual property, Mr. Jafari has helped secure dozens of patents and dozens of trademarks for various clients, including individuals and business entities. Furthermore, Mr. Jafari has represented clients in over seventy litigation cases dealing with business, employment, and intellectual property related issues. Mr. Jafari has also served as a mediator and has helped clients settle cases outside of court. He holds a Certificate in Mediation from the Orange County Human...
10250 Constellation Boulevard, Suite 2300
Los Angeles, CA 90067
8105 Irvine Center Drive, 9th Floor
Irvine, CA 92618
155 North Riverview Drive
Anaheim Hills, CA 92808
17011 Beach Boulevard, Suite 900
Huntington Beach, CA 92610
Alan Kendrick
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Laguna Beach, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 19 years experience
(858) 356-4799 1968 South Coast Hwy, Suite 302
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Free ConsultationIP, Patents and Trademarks
University of San Francisco School of Law
Mr. Kendrick holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco and has been a California licensed attorney since 1998. His practice focuses on intellectual property matters including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition. He works in both the United States and Europe as an intellectual property attorney and he has several years of international legal experience. He has several years of experience providing patentability and invalidity research in a wide variety of disciplines including aerospace, mechanical, industrial, energy, medical, materials, food technology and the automotive arts among others.

Mr. Kendrick also holds a Bachelor’s degree in...
Brian P. Kinder
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Irvine, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 18 years experience
19200 Von Karman, Fourth Floor
Irvine, CA 92612
IP and Trademarks
Pepperdine University School of Law and Southwestern University School of Law
Brian P. Kinder is managing partner of The Kinder Law Group, APC. He practices exclusively in the field of Intellectual Property ("IP") and is one of only a handful of Southern California attorneys who have been honored as Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars in this area of the law. For more than a decade, he has helped his clients to develop and protect their valuable IP rights throughout the world and is well-versed in both domestic and international patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, false advertising and franchise laws.

On the development side of his practice (i.e., transactional work), Mr....
(949) 216-3070 19200 Von Karman Avenue
Fourth Floor
Irvine, CA 92612
Jordan F Kohler
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San Diego, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 3 years experience
(619) 880-6655 11622 El Camino Real, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92130
Free ConsultationIP, Business, Communications and Trademarks
California Western School of Law
Kohler Legal is a business law firm that provides personalized legal services for startups, small businesses and entrepreneurs. Services include entity formation, contract drafting or review, IP assessment and protection, trademark and copyright registration, licensing agreements, and more. In addition, Kohler Legal has a unique focus on providing affordable legal solutions for new and emerging Internet businesses.
Tina K Gehres
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San Diego, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 21 years experience
(877) 333-2420 4275 Executive Square
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92037
Free ConsultationIP, Business, Employment and Estate Planning
Saint Louis University School of Law
Tina K. Gehres is the President and founder of Gehres Law Group, P.C., which she formed to provide affordable legal services to small businesses and individuals in the state of California. With more than two and a half decades of legal and business experience, Ms. Gehres has held a broad range of roles including Corporate Counsel, Director of Human Resources, Law Firm Partner, Legal Consultant, and Senior Accountant. Today, she has positioned herself as a valuable asset to clients as a small business attorney in San Diego and surrounding areas. Ms. Gehres has been a licensed attorney since 1997...
(877) 333-2420 9891 Irvine Center Drive
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618
Stanley M. Gibson
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Irvine, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 24 years experience
(949) 623-7229 3 Park Plaza
#1100
Irvine, CA 92614
IP, Business and Patents
Duke University School of Law
Robert Scott Lawrence
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Irvine, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 23 years experience
(949) 759-3810 15615 Alton Parkway
Suite 250
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationIP, Business, Environmental and Insurance Claims
Northwestern University School of Law
My law practice encompasses a broad variety of litigation matters, ranging from complex commercial disputes to white collar criminal defense. I have represented clients in federal and state courts in cases involving copyright and trademark infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, securities violations, bank fraud, tax fraud, toxic torts, unfair competition, and civil and criminal racketeering. I also have extensive experience in commercial mediation and arbitration.

Most recently, my work has involved class action litigation alleging false advertising under the CLRA and UCL, and a variety of intellectual property and business disputes in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.
Christopher Ingold
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Walnut, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 21 years experience
(720) 226-6026 Mail Scanning:
340 S. Lemon Ave #7213
Walnut, CA 91789
IP, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Regent University
I'm a Colorado attorney. My law practice is focused on trial-oriented conflict resolution. I regularly practice law in both federal and Colorado state courts, and before the Colorado Office of Administrative Courts and the Social Security Administration's Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. With broad legal experience and a background in human services and education, I enjoy problem-solving and function well in high-pressure environments and situations requiring skilled interpersonal communication.
(720) 226-6026 7887 East Belleview Avenue, Suite 1100
Denver, CO 80111
Gregory S. Cordrey
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Irvine, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 21 years experience
(949) 623-7236 3 Park Plaza
#1100
Irvine, CA 92614
IP, Business and Patents
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Ali Shalchi
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Irvine, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 13 years experience
(949) 379-6648 2603 Main St
#200
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationIP, Business, Patents and Trademarks
University of Iowa College of Law
Ali focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and transactions, with a focus on patent litigation and drafting. He is registered to practice before the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). He has litigated large patent cases involving cutting edge technologies including semiconductors, telecommunications, consumer electronics, and medical devices. Mr. Shalchi obtained his B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from UCSD in 1998, where he completed several research projects on computer modeling of cardiac mechanics. He also received an M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering, with a focus on MEMS (MicroElectroMechanicalSystems) & Semiconductor Fabrication, from UCLA in 2002. While at UCLA, he...
Allan Howard Grant
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Riverside, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 17 years experience
(888) 937-7555 3638 University Ave. # 203
Riverside, CA 92501
Free ConsultationIP, Business, Patents and Trademarks
California Western School of Law
Grant’s Law Firm, is a business oriented law firm composed of experienced attorneys delivering aggressive and innovative services in a cost-effective manner. While we offer the kind of work product, expected from a large law firm, we retain small firm efficiency and focus on personalized service to individuals, businesses and business owners throughout Orange County, Riverside County, and Los Angeles County, California. Our business lawyers craft creative and efficient solutions to various legal problems, no matter how complex the issues may be. In doing so, we seek to build long term relationships with our clients, so that we can contribute to...
(888) 937-7555 7545 Irvine Center Dr. # 200
Irvine, CA 92618
(888) 937-7555 655 N. Central Ave., # 17 Floor
Glendale, CA 921203
John Karl Buche
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San Diego, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 18 years experience
(858) 459-9111 875 Prospect St
Suite 305
San Diego, CA 92037
Free ConsultationIP, Business, Patents and Trademarks
South Texas College of Law
I am a registered patent attorney licensed in Texas and California and have been practicing for fifteen years. Our firm is unique in that we handle not only acquiring patents, trademarks and copyrights, but we are also comfortable litigating those rights as trial lawyers. The lawyers at our firm have a diverse array of technical backgrounds to serve wide ranging industries.
Craig McLaughlin
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Seal Beach, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 22 years experience
(714) 545-8500 3020 Old Ranch Parkway
Suite 300
Seal Beach, CA 90740
IP, Business, Patents and Trademarks
Whittier Law School
The firm represents individuals and businesses and handles cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants involving patents, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, copyright, unfair competition, false advertising, defamation, violations of U.S. Customs and other civil litigation in both state and federal courts. As principal of the firm, Craig McLaughlin is an efficient litigator and trial lawyer experienced in intellectual property matters and other civil litigation. The firm is focused on protecting its clients' intellectual property and reputation. A list of accomplishments for clients is available on the firm's website.
Steve Charles Vondran
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san Diego, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 13 years experience
(877) 276-5084 8880 Rio San Diego Drive
Rio Vista Tower, 8th Floor
san Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationIP
Whittier Coll School of Law
Our law firm is a leader in intellectual property law. We have handled more software audits and torrent defense lawsuits than most other firms to our knowledge. We have a niche speciality practice in copyright infringement law and handle the following types of cases:

1. Software Audits (Business Software Alliance, BSA, SIIA, Vero, Siemens, Autodesk, Adobe and Microsoft)

2. Torrent Defense (ex. Malibu Media pornography and Strike 3 Holdings)

3. TV Signal Piracy cases (boxing match PPV infringement). Joe Hand Promotions, G&G Closed Circuit Events and J&J Sports Productions

4. Direct TV cases

5. Copyright infringement litigation (jewelry,...
2415 E. Camelback Road
Suite 700
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(877) 276-5084 One Sansome Street, Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
(877) 276-5084 620 Newport Center Dr
Suite 1100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Ruth Ryan-Cruz
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San Diego, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer
(619) 528-2202 3111 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationIP, Business, Communications and Trademarks
California Western School of Law
Ruth Ryan-Cruz is an attorney in San Diego, California with Ryan-Cruz Law, APC. Attorney Ruth Ryan-Cruz practices in the areas of business and corporate law, intellectual property, estate planning, wills, trusts, copyrights, trademarks and more. Contact San Diego Attorney Ruth Ryan-Cruz for a consultation. Ruth is a fluent Spanish-speaking attorney providing counseling and transactional services in Spanish in the areas listed above. Ruth earned her Juris Doctor Degree from California Western School of Law and received a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in High Tech Management from California State...
Anthony James Dispoto
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Newport Beach, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 2 years experience
(714) 337-6389 2424 SE Bristol St., Suite 300
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationIP, Business, Collections and Trademarks
University of San Diego School of Law
Experienced Attorney with a demonstrated history of working in the medical services, clinical laboratory and collections industries. Skilled in Contract Review and Drafting, Legal Research and Writing and Corporate and Business Documentation. Strong legal professional with a Juris Doctor focused in Corporate and Business Law from the University of San Diego School of Law.
Imran Farooq Vakil
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Costa Mesa, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 11 years experience
(844) 639-4652 245 Fischer Avenue
Suite C3
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
IP, Business, Patents and Trademarks
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
For all your trademark and copyright litigation needs, call Imran! (949) 478-6831

Imran F. Vakil is an intellectual property lawyer and business litigator. Having been attorney of record in over four hundred state and federal cases, TTAB actions, arbitrations, and mediations, Imran has expertise in the litigation of trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, trade secrets, patents, unfair competition and commercial disputes. With an excellent record, Imran has successfully generated tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. Since 2009, and every year thereafter, Imran has been selected for inclusion in the California Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list, an...
Shafiel A. Karim
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Signal Hill, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 4 years experience
(562) 246-5371 2698 Junipero Avenue
Suite 201A
Signal Hill, CA 90755
IP, Business, Employment and Trademarks
Southwestern Law School
Mr. Karim currently represents small and medium sized business in general business matters and civil litigation matters as well as diesel truck owners in a proposed consumer class action against General Motors for allegedly misrepresenting the fuel economy of various Chevrolet and GMC trucks and vans. Mr. Karim also represented consumer plaintiffs in a proposed class action against Trader Joe’s and Ralphs grocery stores for allegedly misrepresenting the true salt content in private label sunflower seeds. Prior to starting this office, Mr. Karim was a senior manager in a family-owned medium sized dietary supplement manufacturer for over a...
Rolando Javellana Tong
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Irvine, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 16 years experience
(949) 298-4080 7700 Irvine Center Drive
Suite 800
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationIP and Patents
Loyola Law School
Roland Tong has over a decade of experience in IP litigation and Patent Prosecution. Cases handled by Mr. Tong include patent lawsuits in industries, such as automotive, mobile phones, manufacturing, and printer cartridge remanufacturing. He also represents computer software, gaming device, medical device, and sports equipment companies in obtaining US and foreign patents and trademarks. Passionate about IP law, he has authored various legal articles that have been published in highly respected publications and newsletter.
Patrick Jonathan Lavender
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San Diego, CA Intellectual Property Attorney with 12 years experience
(858) 348-4410 12820 Via Nieve
San Diego, CA 92130
IP and Patents
University of San Diego School of Law
Mr. Lavender is a licensed California attorney who is registered to practice patent law before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He is also a member of the National Association of Patent Practitioners. Prior to founding The Patent Shoppe, Mr. Lavender spent a number of years serving as a patent attorney at various law firms including Gazdzinski & Associates, Morrison & Foerster LLP, and Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves, and Savitch LLP. He has prepared, prosecuted, and secured both domestic and foreign patents for a wide array of clients, including Apple Inc. and Time Warner Cable....
Gerald A. Klein P.C.
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Newport Beach, CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 35 years experience
(877) 857-0073 4770 Von Karman Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92660
IP, Business, Legal Malpractice and Real Estate
UCLA School of Law
Gerald A. Klein has tried more than 30 cases to verdict. His success in the courtroom is underscored by the numerous accolades and recognitions he has achieved throughout his career, including selection by his peers as "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association in 2003 and again in 2009.
Mr. Klein represents both plaintiffs and defendants in business litigation, legal malpractice, real estate, trade secrets, unfair competition, and insurance bad faith. He has also served as an expert witness in legal malpractice matters.
His tenacity in the courtroom led to a $26 million recovery, including...
Joseph Giovanni Chu
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Irvine , CA Intellectual Property Lawyer with 11 years experience
(949) 954-5430 19900 MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 1150
Irvine , CA 92612
IP and Patents
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
I am an associate at Innovation Capital Law Group, where I practice intellectual property law, corporate and securities law. Prior to joining the firm, I worked for Technology Capital Law Group, a law firm specializing in representing technology companies. I specialize in patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution, intellectual property litigation, and licensing transactions. I am admitted to practice in the State of California and United States District Court Central District, Northern District, and Southern District of California. I am also a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademarks Office. I was a chemical engineer before...
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