IP STRATEGY & ACQUISITION
Jack Fritz, Esq, EIT, Reg. Pat. Attorney USPTO
Jack Fritz, Esq., is an Intellectual Property Specialist. has a deep wealth of experience in the prosecution of trademarks and patents. Mr. Fritz is the founder and sole proprietor of the Fritz Law Group. Attorney Fritz provided strategic consulting services to over 1000+ clients and their businesses, ranging from forming a business, to contract drafting, to protecting intellectual property. Mr. Fritz achieved firm-wide awards for increasing customer satisfaction, increase client retention and coordinating with feedback systems to increase independent quality assurance assessment scores (NPS 100) from 85-100%. His colleagues have recognized him for team-building and fostering cooperation, maximizing efficiency, and executing communication systems among staff and strategic partners.
Mr. Fritz is licensed in California and Washington D.C. Mr. Fritz is a Registered US Patent Attorney before the United States Patent Office (USPTO), prosecuting intellectual property rights before US Government and before Federal Courts. His specialties are Cyber-Crime, International Intellectual Property Rights, and Trademark Prosecution. His career has focused in IP Prosecution Strategy, Intellectual Property Law, Cyber Crime Law and IT Contract Drafting abroad at UCL (University College of London). He served as an editor at the Biederman Institute’s: Journal of International Media & Entertainment Law. He is honored to have served as a founding board member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, IP, Intellectual Property, and New Media.
Mr. Fritz is an Active Runner 26.2, and a Card-Carrying USAT Triathlete 70.3. He has served on the board of a non-profit Running Club in Pasadena, CA.
TRIAL & LITIGATION ($18 MILLION AWARD)
Clark Anthony Braunstein, Esq, Braunstein & Braunstein, PC
Clark Anthony Braunstein has a wide range of experience representing individuals in complex business litigation, real estate litigation and employment litigation. Notably, Mr. Braunstein successfully obtained a judgment for over $18,000,000.00 in a real estate dispute in Los Angeles Superior Court. Mr.
Braunstein is also well versed in labor and employment law and has represented employees in wage and hour class actions throughout the state. Mr. Braunstein has achieved a Class Action Settlement in the amount of $465,000.00 for employees in a California wage and hour class action.
In addition to his exceptional litigation expertise, Mr. Braunstein is skilled at resolving disputes through alternative means. Mr. Braunstein has mediated and arbitrated cases relating to contract and copyright law. Mr. Braunstein also handles transactional matters in an array of practice areas including entertainment, business formation and real estate development.
Mr. Braunstein received his J.D. from the Southwestern Law School, in Los Angeles. During law school, Mr. Braunstein served as an extern for the Honorable Terry J. Hatter, Jr., at the United States District Court, was the lead articles editor for the Southwestern Journal of International Law and was a member of the Moot Court Honors Program.
PATENT PROSECUTION & LITIGATION
Michael O’Brien, Esq. Reg. Pat. Attorney USPTO – O’Brien Patents
Michael O’Brien is a registered patent attorney who started the Law Office of Michael O’Brien in 2011 with the goal of providing premier intellectual property services to clients at flat predictable prices. Since then, Mr. O’Brien has drafted hundreds of patent applications for individual inventors, small businesses, and entrepreneurs throughout the country.
Mr. O’Brien is also active in the academic community and currently serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California where he teaches Business Law to undergraduate and graduate students in business management and accounting. Mr. O’Brien has written hundreds of articles as the editor of the widely read Northern District of California Blog and has been published in the Journal of Law Philosophy and Culture, Proceedings of the Western Academy of Legal Studies in Business, and the legal blog, Above the Law.
Previously, Mr. O’Brien worked at Pepco Holdings, Inc., a public utility holding company in Washington, DC. There he worked on a variety of transaction and litigation matters from administrative law to zoning. Mr. O’Brien also worked for Bose Corporation in Framingham, Massachusetts drafting patent applications, responding to office actions and conducting searches for prior art on a variety of electro-mechanical devices. Mr. O’Brien is admitted to practice in Maryland, California, the District of Columbia, before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and in federal trial and appellate courts.
Mr. O’Brien and his wife currently reside in Davis, California, where they are active in their local church community. In his spare time, Mr. O’Brien enjoys rooting for his hometown hockey team, the Detroit Red Wings.
BUSINESS FORMATION & CH 11 DISSOLUTION
Frank Alvarado, Esq. – Alvarado Law Group
Frank Alvarado, Esq. (Managing Partner), is an experienced attorney with a history of successfully managing client’s financial and legal affairs. Mr. Alvarado has been successful in civil litigation, Federal Adversary cases, and has obtained hundreds of bankruptcy discharge orders. In addition, he has been successful in eliminating millions of dollars in mortgage debt.
Mr. Alvarado graduated cum-laude from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He graduated with Honors from the College of Letters and Science and received recognition for outstanding academic qualifications by inclusion in UCSB’s Dean’s List. He graduated with concentrations in Corporate and Commercial law from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. He served as the President of the Latin American Law Students Association while a student Cardozo.
Mr. Alvarado is admitted in the United States District Court for the Central, Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of California. In addition, Mr. Alvarado is registered with US Department of Justice: Executive Office for Immigration Review.
TRADEMARK LITIGATION & ENFORCEMENT
Michael W. Schroeder, Esq. – Reyes & Schroeder Associates, P.C.
Michael W. Schroeder has extensive trademark prosecution, transaction and litigation experience. Having successfully represented hundreds of trademark Applicants at the USPTO, overcoming Appeals and succeeding in Oppositions and Cancellations, with results including a precedential TTAB decision in 2016 [Terry Nazon, d/b/a Terry Nazon Inc. v. Charlotte Ghiorse, 119 USPQ2d 1178 (TTAB 2016)] for client Charlotte Ghiorse, Reg. No. 5075974, Mr. Schroeder’s extensive expertise in trademark law make him one of our most trusted sources of legal advice, professional representation and strategic planning for your organization’s trademarks.