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Rolando Javellana Tong

Patent application Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

4.9   35 reviews

also known as Roland, Tong


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About Rolando

Learn Rolando’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Patent application
    50%
    Draft patent applications for clients with inventions relating to software, manufacturing process, gaming, sports equipment, medical devices, mobile phone applications, web applications, and various other industries. Respond to office actions. Prepare utility (provisional or non-provisional) and design applications in the US and abroad (PCT applications).

    22 years

  2. Intellectual property
    25%
    Prepare, file, and prosecute trademark and copyright applications both in the US and aborad. Advise companies on various intellectual protections available to protect their innovations or brands, and advise companies of any potential exposure to various IP liabilities.

    22 years

  3. Patent infringement
    25%
    Render right to use or clearance opinions. Litigate patent infringement disputes, trademark, copyright, trade secret, or any other intellectual property related disputes.

    22 years

Roland Tong focuses his practice in all areas of intellectual property. He has prepared, filed, and prosecuted numerous utility, continuation, and design patent applications as well as federal trademark applications. He regularly conducts telephonic interviews with USPTO Examiners, prepares claim amendments and office action responses, renders invalidity or infringement opinions, and performs patentability and infringement studies. Mr. Tong has substantial experience in litigating unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, and patent, trademark, copyright, and trade dress infringement cases.

He has served as General Counsel and In-house IP Counsel for industry leading companies. In these capacities, Mr. Tong built their IP portfolios, conducted brainstorming sessions with their inventors, designed and implemented IP review systems for their products so that IP infringement risks are minimized, and prepared various types of IP agreements. Mr. Tong's clients come from a broad range of industries, including gaming device, medical device, printer cartridge remanufacturing, video games, and golf equipment design and manufacturing. For two consecutive years, Mr. Tong has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars in 2011 and 2012. Only 5% of the practicing attorneys in Southern California receive this distinction.

 

Licensed for 21 years
State NV
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 02/23/2013
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 12/05/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Manning & Kass Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP
801 South Figueroa St.
15th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90017
Manning & Kass Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP
19800 MacArthur Blvd.
Suite 900
Irvine, CA, 92612
Manning & Kass Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP
One California Street
Suite 900
San Francisco, CA, 94111
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Ty | April 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Trade Mark Resolution
thank you Roland, for helping our firm with our trademark conflict. He resolved our matters quickly and swiftly. Could not have been any happier. Gladly to recommend his service.
Posted by Robert | March 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trademark conflict
Thank you Roland for the great job that you did. You brought to bear the knowledge and skills that forced my opponent to dismiss their case. Could not have expected any better
Posted by Todd | March 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Legal Assistance for C&D
My company was served with a cease and desist letter from another company concerned about competition. We reached out to Mr. Tong for formulating a response letter and defending against this false charge based on a misunderstanding. Mr. Tong welcomed us on a late Friday afternoon, listened to the facts of the situation, and provided a response in quick order. Mr. Tong represented our company excellently in resolving the C&D and ensured that our position was well represented resulting in a mutually amicable resolution between the two companies.
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Posted by David. | March 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
I wish I would have called Roland first.
I contacted Roland Tong after a bad experience with another patent attorney. I was always being put on hold by the previous attorney, and my patents kept getting pushed off for "customers with more urgent patent issues". This ended up costing me more money and more time. Once I contacted Roland he made it a priority to help me get my patents filed quickly and professionally. The patents were well written and well thought out. I even had him revive a patent for me that my previous attorney let go to an abandoned status. I am very glad that I contacted him. My only regret is that I did not start working with him earlier. Thank you Roland!
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Posted by John | February 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Stress Free Patent Application
Since the beginning, when I first contacted Roland. He made himself available for my many questions and concerns. His fees were well below others that wanted to charge by the hour. Highly recommend you call Roland.
Posted by Paul | May 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I hired Mr. Tong to represent me on a patent infringement issue. he guisdance and expertise resulted in a resolution without incurring large costs.
Posted by Allen | May 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Roland is very knowledgeable in his field!
Roland helped to file a green card application and to process my mother in law documents, he was very helpfull through the entire process. I’m happy to say that she received her green card. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Roland’s services again. Actually, I will use his services shortly with my father in law. Thanks!
Posted by Gary | December 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Advocate!
Roland was a good listener and a polite speaker which is a hard combo to find in an attorney. He acted swift to meet our tight dead line. He is easy to get in touch with. He will get the job done according to his promise. Roland has my honest endorsement.
Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Top notch service...great work
I trusted Roland Tong because of his experience and expertise in intellectual property law. He was able to explain to me the overall process and my options regarding my case in terms that I could understand. He made me feel at ease right away and took care of all matters of the case, offering professional advise and most importantly a winning strategy. He defended me and ultimately got my case dropped.
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Posted by Andrew | February 9, 2017
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excellent IP attorney
I hired Roland twice to patent trademarks. He did it quickly and successfully. He communicated well via phone and email. i would recommend him, and will be hiring him again to patent more trademarks.
Posted by Ehsan | January 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Helpful
He helped me to file my patent. After he came up with a draft document, he patiently received my comments and made the necessary changes.
Posted by Al | August 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
phenomenal
After working for months with a patent and trademark attorney I became frustrated and unsatisfied with his work and poor consultation. I then looked on the internet for a replacement. I called four or five attorneys that advertised their services. Finally heard a calm and respectful voice on the other side. What a breath of fresh air Roland turned out to be. He is efficient, and a high quality professional. I’m fortunate to be working with him, especially since he successfully helped get my trademarks approved. I highly recommend Roland to anyone who is seeking excellent counseling.
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Posted by Emie | August 1, 2016
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Excellent service
I had Atty Roland in my family case. Excellent service from start to finish. Very knowledgeable and very kind. He listen carefully and answers to all my questions clearly and professionally with legal advice. Job well done. I highly reccommend Attorney Roland.
Posted by Erin | July 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy to work with, fast results.
Rolando was very helpful in getting us a trademark on a name. He explained how it all worked and what we would need to show proof of the name/logo being used. With everything done via email as we were a bit of a drive away from his office, it made working with him that much easier. He is quick with responses and well versed in the ins and outs of getting your own trademark. Would highly recommend speaking with Rolando if you are interested in a trademark.
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Posted by Ned | July 27, 2016
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Great Patent Attorney
Roland Tong, Patent Attorney, provided excellent advice regarding the Fair Use Law and the Copyright Law that enabled me to create my engineering training free of legal concerns.
Posted by Marco | July 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great in all aspects
Probably the best trademark attorney I have come across. Got things settled and negotiated trademarking issues promptly and strategically. I was going through a rough patch in the road with a long and time-consuming trademark battle, but as soon as I hired Mr. Tong, the weight off my shoulders was completely lifted, and things started looking brighter down the road! Definitely recommend him for anything to do with IP.
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Posted by Fei | February 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Hire Roland
I had Roland help me file a couple of provisional patents. He was easy to talk to and responded in a timely manner. He also gave me some suggestions on how I can get my ideas out there, which I really appreciated. I would return to Roland for future patent services and for legal advice.
Posted by Lisa | February 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Knows patent and corporate law very well. You can talk to him and he will give honest assessment of the situation. He charge reasonably too. Hired his service in 2000 and still his client for 16 years now. I am very satisfied with his business ethics and would recommend him to others
Posted by Imelda Abad | February 18, 2016
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Immigration
I highly recommend Atty. Roland Tong. He have a warrior spirit that is led by cleverly getting to the desired outcome. He is confident with what he's doing and familiar with the latest law. He makes himself available to us and never make us beg to talk to him. His availability is unlimited regardless of how busy he is.
Posted by Michael | February 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Roland Tong was knowledgeable, responsive and to the point. A true professional. He helped me with a provisional patent application and delivered. He got the job done
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Patent Attorney
  • Law Offices of Roland Tong, PC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • Brooks Kushman, PC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Law Offices of Roland Tong, PC
  • 2003 - 2012

Education

  • Loyola Law School
  • law
  • 2001
  • Loyola Marymount Univ
  • undergraduate
  • 1995

Associations

  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 2013 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • 2012 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • 2011 Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
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Publications

  • New Matter, Official Publication of the IP Law Section of the State Bar of California
  • Patent Exhaustion and Permissible Repair
  • 2009
  • Loyola Law Review
  • Staff Writer
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Patent Decisions
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Patent Decisions
  • 2011
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Patent Decisions
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Patent Decisions
  • 2010
  • Recharger World Expo
  • Patent Defense for the Aftermarket
  • 2009
  • Dunes CLE
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Patent Decisions for 2009
  • 2009
  • Orange County Patent Law Association
  • Review of the 2009 Patent Decisions by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
Endorse Rolando
Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Atty. Tong is a person of high-integrity and dedication to the practice of law. I highly recommend him without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for always showing dedication to clients."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Rolando is an experienced IP attorney and I recommend him. I enjoyed working with him at an attorney conference a couple of years ago. I was very impressed by his knowledge."
Intellectual property Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roland is a very knowledgeable and skilled attorney. He is devoted to his clients and getting super results. I would recommend his services to those in need of bankruptcy or IP/patent advice."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of meeting Roland at an attorney event, and would reccomend his work and professionalism to anyone."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Mr. Tong at a Golf tournament for charity and we have spoken at length about all subjects as you can imagine. Not only have I found him to be a sophisticated golfer, I found him to be a sophisticated lawyers as well, which explains why he in such demand. Mr. Tong showed great poise, determination and control of his time and person as he not only completed his drives, chips and putts, but also many a transaction on the golf course with ease. Knowledge truly is power. If you need a great Immigration attorney, then I believe Roland J. Tong would be a good choice. I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roland is an excellent and savvy attorney. He works extremely hard for his clients. I would highly recommend Roland to anyone in need of a Bankruptcy attorney."
Intellectual property Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Patent application Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roland has a great deal of experience. He's very friendly and approachable and explains the law very well. I have referred clients to him in the past and will do so in the future with confidence."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Rolando for some time. I have found him to be very knowledgeable about the law and very passionate about his clients. I would highly recommend him."
Patent application Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Roland at a prior law firm. He was hard-working and always ready to assist clients."
Intellectual property Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Tong as he is extremely skilled and knowledgeable in the area of intellectual property law. He is a great advocate and has a vast experience."
Patent application Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Roland is a dedicated patent lawyer who I have no hesitation to endorse. If you have intellectual property needs, contact him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roland is a fine attorney who enjoys taking on new matters and working hard for his clients."
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Los Angeles Patent application Lawyer Rolando Javellana Tong
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Patent application Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 21 years
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