Veronica Cao received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Santa Clara University School of... more
Veronica Cao received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Santa Clara University School of Law in May 2003. As a law student, she earned her Certificate in High Technology Law through successful completion of courses specializing in areas of Intellectual Property Law such as patents, copyrights and trademarks. Veronica Cao’s extensive knowledge of Patent Prosecution and Intellectual Property (IP) Li... view profile
Mark is married to Dr. Robyn Goodman, DDS of Desert Valley Dental in Reno. They have... more
Mark is married to Dr. Robyn Goodman, DDS of Desert Valley Dental in Reno. They have an adorable 2 year old daughter Ashlyn. Mark and Robyn love to travel, ski, rafting, hiking, and just about anything outdoors. Mark is also a former intercollegiate ice hockey and soccer player and continues to compete in recreational leagues.
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