Raj Abhyanker

RAJ ABHYANKER, is the founding partner of LegalForce RAPC Worldwide.  Raj is a winner of the American Bar Association Legal Rebel award, and the Fastcase 50 Legal Innovation Award.  In addition, Raj was an economic policy adviser to the Chief Technology Officer of the United States White House for the America Invents Act, and invited speaker at the Association of California Bar Associations conference, and an invited speaker at the U.S. District Court (9th district) Judge Aiken conference on Innovations in Law, Science, & Technology.  He has been quoted in the ABA Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg, Fox News, and Fast Company magazine.


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Heather A Sapp HEATHER A. SAPP, is the Senior Trademark Attorney at LegalForce RAPC. Prior to joining LegalForce, Heather was a Trademark Examining Attorney at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for more than a decade. Prior to joining the USPTO, she was a Legal Fellow for the House of Representatives IP Subcommittee. She is also a popular speaker on the writers’ conference circuit, speaking on intellectual property issues for authors under her Young Adult fiction pen name, Amanda Brice

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Ruth Khalsa RUTH KHALSA, is a Trademark Attorney at LegalForce RAPC Worldwide. She has a broad-based litigation experience representing employers, business owners, and individuals in arbitrations and federal or state lawsuits involving contract disputes, employment claims, business torts, trademark and licensing issues, real estate matters, and securities. Ruth received her J.D. degree from Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC, where she was Staff Editor of Duke’s Law Journal.  She graduated with a B.F.A. – Piano Performance, Early 20th Century Russian emphasis (magna cum laude) from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN.

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Jessica Tam

JESSICA TAM, is an attorney in the Mountain View office of LegalForce RAPC. She specializes in trademarks, copyrights, and intellectual property licensing and disputes.

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Laura Figel LAURA FIGEL, is an Attorney in the Mountain View office of LegalForce RAPC. She specializes in intellectual property, including patents, copyrights, and trademarks, as well as corporate matters. Laura’s main focus is assisting clients in identifying how best to protect their ideas and grow their business.  When she’s not doing that, you can probably find her strapped into a harness climbing some rocks, or in the shop turning a bowl

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Renuka Rajan

RENUKA RAJANis a​ NY-licensed trademark attorney in the Nagpur office at LegalForce RAPC. She specializes in ​trademarks, copyrights and office action responses. ​Renuka received her ​B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) ​degree from ​National Law University​, Delhi​ and her ​LL.M. in IP from the George Washington University Law School (Washington, DC), where she ​was also a Thomas Buergenthal Scholar. When she is not busy advising her clients, she’s usually found either in the gym or singing along to different songs on her guitar with the same six chords. She is an avid Harry Potter fan and is always up for a healthy argument.

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Alexander Scalia

ALEXANDER SCALIA, is an Associate Trademark Attorney at LegalForce RAPC, specializing in trademark prosecution.

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ANTON LEONOVis an Associate Trademark Attorney with LegalForce RAPC. From an early age, he has been experimenting with (others may call it “breaking”) computer hardware, in an effort to get the most out of every slice of silicon. Although his “just to see what happens” overclocking days are behind him, he is still a sucker for all things tech, and loves the opportunities that his IP legal career gives him to live at the crossroads of creation and the law. He holds a BA in Economics from UC Irvine, and a JD with honors from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. He is admitted to practice law in Arizona.

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Robert Makar ROBERT MAKAR, is an Associate Trademark Attorney with LegalForce RAPC. He holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a JD with honors from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. He is admitted to practice law in Arizona.

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CHELSEA WOLD, is a law clerk for LegalForce RAPC.  She received her Juris Doctor degree from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University in May 2016. On the personal side, Chelsea has her own blog that she started as a journalism major in college.

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