CERTIFICATIONS AND AWARDS
  • Certified as an Expert in Intellectual Property by the Florida Bar since 2007 an
  • Selected by peers as the Tampa-area three-time Lawyer of the Year in intellectual property law areas, including Intellectual Property Litigation (2016) and Trademark Law (2017 & 2013) via The Best Lawyers in America® voting  
  • Selected by peers in the specialty areas of Intellectual Property Law (2011-2013);  Intellectual Property Litigation (2013-2018); Trademark (2013-2018); and Copyright Law (2014, 2016-2018); Commercial Litigation (2015-2018) via The Best Lawyers in America®  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
  • Co-Chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Association Intellectual Property Committee, 2009-2011
  • Chair, Florida Bar Intellectual Property Symposium Subcommittee, 2017-2018
  • 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
  • Certified by the Florida Bar as a mediator and authorized to serve in all Florida state and federal courts


PUBLICATIONS AND SPEECHES

  • 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)


ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

 

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