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Atty. Gerald Ray Prettyman, Pleasanton, Alameda County, California, USA


Gerald R. Prettyman has been preparing and filing patents since 2001, and since 2006 has filed trademarks, copyrights and business filings, and worked to prevent and solve legal problems for his clients. Mr. Prettyman has prepared and filed over 200 patent applications for his clients and over 70 trademarks. Mr. Prettyman was previously an engineer and business manager, making him uniquely qualified to work with and protect the intellectual property of tech companies and to advise start-ups on how to make money without spending money. Mr. Prettyman is a U.S. Navy veteran.

Practice Areas

Business Law

Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes


  • Free Consultation
    Short consultations regarding law are generally free. The complexities of patent and trademark practice and business startup and operation require a prolonged consultation (about 90 minutes), for which a low consultation fee is charged.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Online (secure) invoices are also available.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Patent drafting and most filings are generally fixed fee.
  • Education

    Golden Gate University
    LL.M. (2007) | Intellectual Property
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    Golden Gate University
    J.D. (2005) | Law, Intellectual Property & Real Estate
    Honors: Specialization Certificate with Distinction in Intellectual Property Specialization Certificate with Distinction in Real Estate 2005 Real Estate Law Award 2002 CALI Property I Award (Best Essay). Dean's List: Spring 2005, Fall 2004, Spring 2004, Fall 2003, Fall 2002.
    Activities: Teaching Assistant: Property I (3 professors, 2 semesters) and Evidence.
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    University of California - San Diego
    B.S. (1989) | Mechanical Engineering
    Activities: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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    14 years of experience


    5890 Stoneridge Dr Ste 102
    Pleasanton, CA 94588
    Telephone: (925) 600-7342