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Johnny Manriquez

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.  


Enrique Monteagudo

Of Counsel Patent Attorney and Patent Intake Specialist

Office: (619) 309-1558

Direct: (619) 985-4111

Enrique Monteagudo is a Registered Patent Attorney in private practice who has a strong interest in helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive. He has over 10 years preparing, prosecuting, and searching patents in corporate, law firm, and private practice settings. Enrique has broad technical aptitude across the physical arts (electrical, mechanical, systems, and devices). He is active in tech startup community in the San Diego / Tijuana binational region an can often be found connecting entrepreneurs. Outside of patents, tech startups, and cross-border economic development, Enrique has worked as an engineer in the aerospace industry, is the chapter chair of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society in the San Diego Section, and is a US Air Force Veteran. Enrique holds a J.D. from University of San Diego School of Law, and a B.S. from the University of California, San Diego. In addition, he is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to the Arizona State Bar.


Heidi Zuercher

Trademark Intake Specialist and Foreign Filing Expert

Office: (619) 309-1558

Direct: (619) 987-1406

Heidi Zuercher is a Certified Paralegal and Trademark Consultant with over 20 years in U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution both in AM 200 law firms and large corporations. Her trademark experience includes searching, preparing, filing and prosecuting trademark applications in the U.S. and over 200 foreign countries. In terms of trademark enforcement, she has direct experience with oppositions, infringement actions, and creating and implementing anti-counterfeiting strategies throughout Asia. Heidi’s dedicated interest in helping and educating entrepreneurs and business owners on how to protect their intellectual property by developing trademark and brand strategies that offer the highest value in the most cost effective manner brings immediate value to our clients. Heidi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Entrepreneurship and Business Management. Outside of her passion for trademarks, Heidi volunteers for animal rescue organizations, enjoys surfing, disc golf, snowboarding, camping and taking her adopted and foster four legged kids to dog beach.