Certified as an Expert in Intellectual Property by the Florida Bar since 2007. .an
Selected by peers as the Tampa-area four-time Lawyer of the Yearin intellectual property law areas, including Intellectual Property Litigation (2016 & 2019) and Trademark Law (2013 & 2017) via The Best Lawyers in America® peer voting.
Selected by peers in the specialty areas of Intellectual Property Law (2011-2019); Intellectual Property Litigation (2013-2019); Commercial Litigation (2015-2019); Trademark Law (2013-2019); and Copyright Law (2014, 2016-2019) via The Best Lawyers in America® peer voting.
Selected to Florida Trend Magazine's Legal Elite for Intellectual Property, 2011.
Selected to Super Lawyers, featuring selected Intellectual Property Law attorneys from across the United States, for every year since 2010.
Selected to "Tampa's Best Lawyers® 2010" in the specialty of Intellectual Property Law.
Rated "AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5" by Martindale Hubbell and 10.0 out of 10 by Avvo.com
Certified by the Florida Bar as a mediator and authorized to serve in all Florida state and federal courts.
LEADERSHIP POSITIONS AND BAR ACTIVITIES
Second Vice-Chair, Florida Bar Intellectual Property Committee, 2018-2019.
Co-Chair, Mediation and Arbitration Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2018-2019.
Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2009-2011.
Committee Chair, 9th Annual Intellectual Property Law Symposium, Florida Bar Intellectual Property Committee, St. Petersburg Beach, FL, April, 2018.
American Intellectual Property Law Association: Patent Litigation Committee; Trademark Litigation Committee; Contributing Author to Case Summary Updates, 2005.
The Florida Bar: Business Law Section, Intellectual Property Committee, Computer & Technology Law Committee; Alternative Dispute Resolution Section; Entertainment, Arts, & Sports Section; General Practice Section; Trial Lawyers Section.
PUBLICATIONS AND SPEECHES
Author, Your Difficult Mediation Client...Help Me Help You!, Lawyer Magazine, January 2018
Co-Presenter, along with Magistrate Judge Paul Pizzo (MDFla), Mediating Intellectual Property Cases, Hillsborough County Bar Association, October, 2017
Presenter, 2017 Trademark Law Year in Review - Florida Bar Intellectual Property Committee's 8th Annual IP Symposium, March 2017
Author, War in the Amazon Jungle, Lawyer Magazine, January 2017
Author, Turning Your Mediator into a Decisionmaker: Can't You Just Decide for Us?, January 2017
Presenter, Legitimate Business Interests in Noncompetition Agreements and Other Restrictive Covenants – What It Really Takes, Hillsborough County Bar Association - Intellectual Property Section CLE, May 2013
Hey Trademark License, Put on Some Clothes!...Or Else, Lawyer Magazine, May 2013
Quoted in Engineer Seeks $2 Million for BP Oil Spill Solutions,Tampa Bay Business Journal, April 2012
Author, Patent Reform: What Passage of the America Invents Act Means, Tampa Bay Business Journal, March 2012
Guest Columnist, Patent Reform Ideas Would Be Welcome in IP Heavy Bay Area Market, Tampa Bay Business Journal, August 2011
Author, Attack of the Trolls 2 - Rise of the False Patent Marking Troll, Lawyer Magazine (November 2010)
Featured, Law Certification Sends Clients a Signal: Expertise Practiced Here, Tampa Bay Business Journal, June 2010
Author, The Real Cost to Your Client to Register Copyright in Their Website, Lawyer Magazine (August 2009)
Presenter, Copyright Damages: or, How I Lost the Company to a Programmer, Photographer, Author,…; Association of Corporate Counsel Meeting, West-Central Florida Chapter, 2008
Quoted in Inside Counsel Magazine, June 2008 article, Workers Rights: Employees' Inventions May Lead to Patent Battles with Employers
Contributing Author, The Journal,Update on Commercial Litigation Case Law, The Florida Bar Association Business Law Section, 2008
Author, A Step by-Step Look at the Patent Litigation Process, Inside the Minds Series of Books for C-level Professionals, hardback published by Aspatore Books, 2007
Contributing Author, Annual Trademark Law Update, American Intellectual Property Law Association, 2005
Author, Pre-Grant Publications of Patent Applications, The Lawyer, 2003
Author, Intellectual Property Alert - New Domain Name Registration Opportunities Are Coming, The Lawyer, 2001
Author, Having Your Cake and Eating It Too, 16 Trial Advocate Quarterly Winter 1997 (Winner “Best Article 1996-1997” Award)