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Johnny Manriquez: Protecting and Scaling Your Business


Office: (619) 309-1558

Direct: (619) 246-3033

As a skilled intellectual property and corporate lawyer, Johnny Manriquez has built his career by helping businesses protect and monetize their intellectual property (“IP”).  By acting as your company’s general counsel, Johnny can focus on the legal priorities that will scale and help you grow your business.  Whether you need help negotiating your software, technology, or collaboration agreements, Johnny can help fill the void between hiring outside counsel services and staffing up your company with full-time in house counsel services.  Even if you have in house counsel and need an expert in IP sensitive issues, Johnny can help give you the strategic coverage you need immediately.


Over the course of his career, Johnny has helped entrepreneurial clients grow their dreams from start-ups to publicly traded companies.  In turn, Johnny has helped mature companies supplement their legal needs by hiring a temporary or long-term interim general counsel for their IP contract needs.  He has actively advised Fortune 500 companies in commercial litigation matters, data privacy, and technology transactions.  

Prior to joining AH, Johnny spent over ten years in both transactional practice and litigation where his expertise included commercial litigation, data privacy, and technology transactions for both regional and AM 100 law firms.

Johnny received his undergraduate degree in the biological sciences and Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Loma Linda University.  He received his law degree from California Western School of Law and is admitted to practice in the State of California and is a registered patent attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


As a registered patent attorney, my greatest sense of accomplishment comes with helping my clients map out their IP plans. Most of my time is spent working on technology transactions as opposed to patent prosecution; however, the patent focus allows me to help you navigate your way through the IP landscape. 

I have worked with start-up through public company size both in the life science and high tech sectors. In addition to my IP transactional experience, I have large firm litigation experience which allows me to give my clients a realistic picture of what issues could be contested and how we can effectively mitigate this with proper drafting.