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Former USPTO Patent Examiner making patent and trademark protection a reality for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and startups for over 19 years.


TMB Law specializes in preparing and prosecuting patent applications across a range of technologies, including consumer products, mechanical devices, medical devices, cell biology, stem cell therapy, medical diagnostics, and nutritional products. The firm can assist you through all stages of patenting your invention in the United States and foreign countries, including providing guidance during the research and design stages to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your patent application. The firm also offers patentability and freedom-to-operate analysis and patent maintenance services.

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TMB Law can help you achieve trademark protection in the United States and foreign countries. Whether you have a trademark that is in use, or a trademark that you intend to use, the firm can help you secure exclusive rights to your trademark. The firm offers a range of Trademark Attorney services, including trademark registration, trademark selection advice, trademark maintenance, and trademark searching and opinion services to advise you as to whether your trademark candidate is available.

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Timothy M. Brown is Patent Attorney with over 19 years of patent and trademark experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and is registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Prior to establishing TMB Law, Timothy served as a Patent Examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Washington DC. As a Patent Examiner, he spent several years examining patent applications related to medical diagnostics and hepatitis C and other flaviviruses. Following his tenure as a Patent Examiner, Timothy served as in-house Patent Counsel for a number of San Diego biotech companies. His practice is located in San Luis Obispo and he enjoys serving surrounding communities in Fresno, Santa Barbara, Kern, and Monterey counties.

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