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ARC IP Law Staff Danna Cotman

Danna Cotman, Esq.   LinkedIn

Lead Intellectual Property Attorney

Owner and President of ARC IP LAW, PC Ms. Cotman has a wide array of education and experience. A graduate of Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Ms. Cotman also has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Chapman University as well as an MBA. She is licensed to practice law in California before all State Courts, Federal Courts in the Southern and Central District, and the US Court of Appeals 9th Circuit.

Ms. Cotman is committed to community involvement and in addition to being the 2008 La Jolla Bar Association President, she has been a board member of the La Jolla Bar Association since 2006, a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, La Jolla Bar Association, and the Lawyer's Club. She has also served on a number of committees with the Lawyer's Club, which provides resources for a number of charitable organizations and causes. She also serves as a Temporary Judge in the San Diego Superior Court Small Claims and Traffic Divisions.

  • Thousands of court appearances over last 15 years
  • Litigation, Trademarks, Business Law and Copyrights
ARC IP Law Staff Joesph Mayo

Joseph Mayo   LinkedIn

Lead Patent Agent

Mr. Mayo is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering BSEE 1983. With over 30 years of technical experience including 10 years of patent experience in Computer Systems, Hardware, Software, Medical Devices and Mechanical Devices, Mr. Mayo’s expertise has resulted in over 100 patents being issued by the USPTO. His portfolio includes the representation of international companies and includes US Patents as well as patents in the EU, Japan, Australia, Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and Canada. He is also a Java Certified Programmer, and Java Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE. An extensive list of patents which he has authored and prosecuted can be found in our IP Gallery.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology BSEE 1983
  • 30 years of technical experience including 10 years of patent experience in Computer Systems, Hardware, Software and Mechanical Devices...
    • over 100 patents issued
    • Java Certified Programmer
    • Java Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE

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ARC IP Law Staff Arial Sabban

Ariel J. Sabban, Esq.

Mr. Sabban has been a real estate law and litigation practitioner in private practice for thirteen years. Areas of emphasis include transactional fraud and nondisclosure cases, professional (Broker, Inspector, Appraiser, etc.) liability, construction and construction disputes, easements, encroachments, and other landownership issues, and landlord-tenant and homeowners association matters. Mr. Sabban is also a First Amendment advocate with specialized knowledge of the “anti-SLAPP” statue (Code of Civ. Pro. § 425.16) which protects the rights of free speech and petition. In addition to general civil litigation, Mr. Sabban has significant writ and appellate experience as well. He is admitted to practice in California and Washington D.C. and is an active member of numerous bar associations and organizations.

  • State Bar of California, June 1997
  • Washington D.C. Bar, February 1999

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Our Lead Paralegal

  • 10 years of experience in intellectual property matters in the U.S. and foreign countries.

We've successfully defended Cablecam against an injunction before the Superbowl.

We've protected Legend Films in Federal Court and allowed them to maintain their patent rights in film colorization.