Antonio Gandia Tapia

Antonio Gandia Tapia

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About Me 

Antonio G. Tapia, Esq.

Registered Patent Attorney

 

Practice Areas

 

  • Intellectual Property Acquisition and Counseling
    • Patent
    • Trademark
    • Copyright
  • Intellectual Property Transactions
    • Licensing
    • Franchise
    • Negotiation
  • Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • Corporate Formation

 

Admitted

 

  • Florida Bar
  • Middle District of Florida
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

 

Education

 

Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA (Top Tier; US News & World Reports) 

  • Juris Doctor

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

(Pre-medical background including research, phlebotomy and cadaver work

  • Bachelor of Science, with University Honors, Biology
  • Bachelor of Science, with University Honors, Psychology

 

Professorship

 

Seminole State College, Legal Studies Program, Sanford, FL

    • Adjunct Professor, Selected Studies in Law: Intellectual Property

 

Membership

 

  • American MENSA
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Osceola County Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Metropolitan Business Association
  • MBA Referral Exchange Development Group
  • CFGALLA - Board Member

 

Volunteering and Interests

 

  • Florida Supreme Court Justice Teaching
  • Teen Court Judge
  • Lecturer and Guest Speaker: Culture and Technology Intellectual Property Component, Rollins College
  • Constitutional and Legal Issues for Alternative Family Structure.

 

Legal Experience

 

AGT LAW, P.A., Attorney, Maitland, FL

  • Patent prosecution, patentability searches, opinions. Trademark and Copyright filing and counseling.
  • Wills, trusts and estates, and corporate formation.

 

Gillespie Kerr, P.A., Attorney of Counsel, Kissimmee, FL

  • Criminal defense, civil litigation, wills, trusts and estates, and corporate formation.

Federal criminal and EEOC cases.

  • Representated Spanish speaking clients of the firm.

 

Office of the State Attorney, 9th Judicial Circuit, Assistant State Attorney, Orlando, FL

  • Prosecuted cases including Felony, County and Juvenile; Orange and Osceola County; Cases ranged from traffic offenses up to Attempted First Degree Murder.

Advanced quickly in organization: Won first felony case third day on the job; Given solo division by the end of first year; Prosecuted (F1) Attempted First Degree murder case by the end of second year.

  • Trusted with cases that garnered media attention and appeared on television.
  • Selected to assist training Saint Cloud Police Department in DUI law issues.

 

Antonio G. Tapia, P.A., Solo Practice, Orlando, FL

  • Negotiated on behalf of medical doctors against American Health Care Administration.
  • Executed private estate, including property transactions, trust administration, wills and codicils.
  • Drafted commercial lease agreements and amended bylaws for a Florida for profit corporation.

 

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Bureau of Cultural Affairs, City Hall East, Atlanta, GA

Largest VLA in the South East US focussing on artist and non-profit issues.

  • Managed cases and referrals for 700+ member attorneys.

 

Publications and Articles

 

  • Are Patent Fees Tax Deductible?  What Does a Patent Attorney Need to Know About the Internal Revenue Code?  November 18, 2010.  http://tacticalip.com/2010/11/19/are-patent-fees-tax-deductible/
  • N-cadherin: a modern model and analysis on signals/factors as regulators of adhesion, University of Central Florida Press, College of Arts and Sciences
  • European Union: Towards a Community Patent;
  • Jewish Law: Refuah She’einah Bedukah: Jewish Medical Ethics and Experimental Treatment; Negotiations: Om Mani Power Hum: The Role of Power in the Historic Negotiation Between Mao Zedong and Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, in the 1950’s;
  • Sexuality and Gender Law: Florida and the Least Detrimental Alternative: Gay Adoption and Florida