Attorneys

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Sam K. Tahmassebi, Ph.D.

Sam K. Tahmassebi, Ph.D.

Founding Partner

Dr. Tahmassebi specializes in obtaining patent protection for chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device inventions. He is also an adjunct professor of law at the University of San Diego School of Law. Click here to learn more about Dr. Tahmassebi.

Dana B. Robinson

Dana B. Robinson

Founding Partner

Dana focuses on trademark prosecution, trademark licensing, copyrights, and business transactions. Previously, Dana managed the trademark practice at the Las Vegas intellectual property firm Quirk & Tratos (now Greenberg Traurig). Click here to learn more about Dana.

Ross A. Epstein

Ross A. Epstein

Partner

Ross A. Epstein is a legal advisor to businesses and individuals seeking to protect, manage and leverage their intellectual property assets, as well as to grow and structure their business enterprises. Mr. Epstein brings an uncommon entrepreneurial perspective to the practice of law. Click here to learn more about Ross.

Elie H. Gendloff, Ph.D.

Elie H. Gendloff, Ph.D.

Of Counsel

Dr. Gendloff is a patent attorney with extensive experience in preparation and prosecution of patent applications in multiple technologies including biotechnology, clinical diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, biologics, molecular biology, medical devices, immunochemistry, stem cells, tissue engineering, immunology, virology, oncology, neuroscience, genetics, infectious disease, agricultural biotechnology, green technology and consumer goods. Click here to learn more about Dr. Gendloff.

Eric B. Alspaugh

Eric B. Alspaugh

Partner

Mr. Alspaugh is a patent attorney registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Alspaugh is also admitted to practice law in all California state courts, as well as the United States District Courts Northern, Central and Southern Divisions. Click here to learn more about Eric.

Jon Jekel

Jon Jekel

Associate

Jon Jekel is an attorney, author, and entrepreneur in San Diego, California. At TechLaw, Jon advises artists, inventors and entrepreneurs on business and intellectual property (“IP”) issues, including business formation, brand development, commercial transactions, copyright and trademark registration, and commercial litigation. Click here to learn more about Jon.

Jonathan Kidney

Jonathan Kidney

Of Counsel

Jonathan specializes in representing hi-technology clients in the electrical sciences. Click here to learn more about Jonathan.

Kayla Jimenez

Kayla Jimenez

Associate

Kayla’s practice focuses on trademark prosecution and litigation, copyright law, right of publicity law, and business transactions. Previously, Kayla worked for several biotech and renewable energy startups in San Diego, and has experience with fashion law and licensing. Click here to learn more about Kayla.

Lucrecia Iruela

Lucrecia Iruela

Of Counsel

Lucrecia Iruela is a licensed European Trademark attorney. Her practice includes a broad range of work including management of European trademark matters, and assisting Spanish-speaking clients with U.S. trademark issues. Her international practice includes management of intellectual property in Latin America. Click here to learn more about Lucrecia.

Marc Baumgartner

Marc Baumgartner

Of Counsel

Marc’s practice focuses on providing patent searches and patentability opinions, patent drafting, filing, and prosecution, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, cease and desist letters, licensing and assignment agreements, and trademark prosecution and consultation. Click here to learn more about Marc.

Mark Huebscher

Mark Huebscher

Of Counsel

Mark Huebscher is a patent attorney registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and admitted to practice law in California. He specializes in obtaining patent protection for mechanical and electromechanical devices as well as manufacturing and business methods. Click here to learn more about Mark.

Peter Albert

Peter Albert

Partner

Mr. Albert is a legal advisor to a wide array of clients including U.S., European and Asian multinational corporations; universities and other research institutions; small businesses and start-up companies; and sole inventors and entrepreneurs primarily in high tech fields.  Mr. Albert’s practice encompasses all phases of international patent, trademark, and copyright litigation, prosecution, licensing and intellectual property counseling. Click here to learn more about Mr. Albert.

Robert Prince, Ph.D.

Robert Prince, Ph.D.

Of Counsel

Dr. Prince is an intellectual property attorney with over twelve years of experience and owner of Think IP Consulting Group. He has extensive experience as an in-house patent attorney at both small start-up companies and large pharmaceutical companies. Click here to learn more about Dr. Prince.

Ross D. Meador

Ross D. Meador

Partner

Ross D. Meador is a business attorney with broad experience representing technology entrepreneurs and the investors that finance them. Click here to learn more about Ross.

Tom Anderton

Tom Anderton

Of Counsel

Tom Anderton is a patent attorney registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and admitted to practice law in California. He specializes in legal matters related to startups and has specific expertise in negotiation of all transactional documents and obtaining patent protection for chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device inventions. Click here to learn more about Tom.

Anatoly Weiser

Partner

Anatoly Weiser is a partner of TechLaw LLP. Mr. Weiser has advised a wide array of clients, including large corporations; small businesses; start-up companies; and sole inventors and entrepreneurs in high tech fields. Click here to learn more about Anatoly.

Merle Richman

Of Counsel

Merle is an intellectual property attorney registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and admitted to practice law in California. Click here to learn more about Merle.

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