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Roland Tong

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Costa Mesa, CA

Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP
695 Town Center Dr, 4th Floor
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 949-298-6867
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2014
Licensed in California Since: 2001
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property
Languages Spoken: English, Tagalog
Attorney Profile

Roland Tong is an attorney at Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP in Irvine, California. Mr. Tong works with all types of intellectual property issues, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade dress, as well as business litigation, commercial litigation, and science and technology law. He represents clients in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego and throughout Orange County.

Mr. Tong has over 15 years of experience litigating and advising clients on intellectual property law issues. Over his time in practice, he has worked as an in-house intellectual property attorney and general counsel for various organizations, serving clients in many different industries. Prior to joining Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP, he spent four years as a patent attorney with two other private firms.

Recognized for his knowledge and experience in intellectual property, Mr. Tong has written and published articles about intellectual property issues for a variety of professional publications, and is regularly invited to lecture at the Asia Imaging Fair and at continuing legal education conferences.

Staying involved in his legal community is important to Mr. Tong. He is a member of the Orange County Patent Law Association and the Judge Paul R. Michel Intellectual Property American Inn of Court.

Mr. Tong earned a bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University and received his law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Additionally, he is a registered patent attorney by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He holds licenses to practice law in California and Nevada, including all state and federal district courts.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Intellectual Property
Focus Areas

Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2011 - 2014

About Roland Tong

First Admitted: 2001, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Provides summaries of recent developments in business immigration law, Immigration Newsflash
  • Provides summaries of recent developments in Intellectual Property Law, LBBS Intellectual Property Newsletter

Educational Background

  • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, BS Biochemistry, 1995

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Registered Patent Attorney, US Patent and Trademark Office, 2000


  • Represented a subsidiary of a large multinational chemical company in building its IP portfolio by regularly conducting brainstorming sessions with inventors and obtaining patents for their inventions; designed and implemented its IP review systems so that IP infringement risks are minimized; prepared various types of IP agreements to protect its IP. 

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Central District of California
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2001
  • Southern District of California
  • District Court of Nevada
  • Admitted to practice law in California, 2001
  • Northern District of California
  • Judge Paul R. Michel American IP Inn of the Court, Member
  • Admitted to practice law in Nevada, 2001
  • Eastern District of California
  • Orange County Patent Law Association, Member


  • Appointed as staffwriter for the law review., Staff Writer, Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review, 2000
  • First Honors in Patent Prosecution , 2011 - Present
  • Awarded for achieving the highest grade in Patent Prosecution class., First Honors Award in Patent Prosecution, Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, 2000
  • Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2011 - 2014

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • The article discusses the current state of the Patent Exhaustion Doctrine after the Supreme Court decision in Quanta Computer, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc.  The article also discusses a related patent doctrine of Permissible Repair., Author, Patent Exhaustion and Permissible Repair, New Matter Vol. 34, no. 4 California Bar IP Section, 2009
  • Provided a recap of Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Patent Decisions for 2009, Speaker, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Patent Decisions for 2009, Dunes CLE, 2009
  • Provided a recap of Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Patent Decisions for 2009, Speaker, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Patent Decisions for 2009, Orange County Patent Law Association, 2009
  • Current Trends of Recharger Patent Litigation , Asia Imaging Fair, 2012 - Present

Industry Groups

  • Gaming
  • Golf Equipment
  • Medical Devices
  • Printer Cartridge Remanufacturing
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Office Location for Roland Tong

695 Town Center Dr
4th Floor
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone: 949-298-6867

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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