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Andrew Scott Rapacke

Intellectual property Attorney at Orlando, FL

4.1   33 reviews
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2015
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Intellectual property
    Intellectual Property Counseling, Trademark Portfolio Management, Patent Portfolio Management, Design Patent Litigation, Trademark Litigation

  2. Patent application
    Utility Patent Prosecution, Design Patent Prosecution, Provisional Patent Applications, PCT Patent Applications, Non-Provisional Patent Prosecution

  3. Patent infringement
    Patent Litigation and Infringement, Design Patent Litigation, Inter Partes Review, Post Grant Review, Patent Reexamination

  4. Trademark application
    US and Foreign Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Clearance Searches, Intent to Use, Incontestability Filings.

  5. Trademark infringement
    Trademark Infringement, Preliminary and Permanent Injunctions, Temporary Restraining Orders, Cancellation Proceedings, Opposition Proceeding, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Proceedings

Andrew is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy who went on to serve as a Naval Engineering Officer.  Andrew served aboard several warships in support of global maritime operations and, fluent in Japanese, served as a liaison officer between the U.S. and Japanese navies.   Andrew went on to attend Florida State University College of Law and is currently a candidate for a Master’s of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of South Florida. 


Andrew applies his dedication to service; his discipline and will to succeed in the service of his clients. Andrew is passionate about assisting his clients with protection, prosecution, licensing, and enforcement of Intellectual Property rights and has experience in Patent, Trademark, and Copyright litigation and prosecution. 


Andrew stays abreast of the latest technology development and licensing agreements, and works alongside individuals and corporations to develop a forward-looking strategic approach to their intellectual property portfolio. 


Andrew works in numerous industries including: electrical, computer, toy and game, mechanical, medical device, automotive, cookware, aerospace/defense, sporting goods and exercise, power generation, and design. 


Further, Andrew has experience in trademark opposition and cancellation procedures with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and post-grant proceedings with the Patent Trial and Appeals Board.


Andrew is actively involved in Startup Community and local inventors clubs in Central and South Florida.  He represents several Startup companies including Shark Tank participants, and regularly lectures on intellectual property matters to various organizations including The Association of University Technology Managers, Inventors Society of South Florida, Inventors Council of Central Florida, and numerous inventor podcasts.

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4.1 / 5.0
  33 customer reviews
Posted by Debi Prasad | March 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Andrew is at best when it comes to understanding customer IP need and providing most appropriate guidance.
We consulted Andrew for one of our key IP need. He promptly listened to our scenario and came up with a plan that not only met our time sensitive filing but ensure quality of work is not compromised. He and his team did an excellent job. We highly recommend Andrew S. Rapacke and service provided by his team.
Posted by Dan | October 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We brought an idea to Andrew and his team. After the consultation we agreed to move ahead. Once the process began they went way above, and beyond. I will use them again for everything moving ahead. They are what every group should be. Prodessional and everything was done perfect from step one.
Posted by Eric | February 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Educator, Timely, Trustworthy, Knowledgable
I am a first time inventor and Andrew guided me through the entire process from the prior arts search to actually filing the patent. He was very helpful and always available. He was recommended to me by a friend and I will always recommend Andrew.
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Patent and Trademark Expert
I worked with Andrew Rapacke on an idea for a patent. He was patient, articulate, and eager while helping me navigate complex bodies of laws and regulations (even for a fellow attorney). He is an asset to the legal community.
Posted by Andy | January 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Rapacke Law Group - Outstanding Results
I retained the Rapacke Law Group to help secure my intellectual property rights before resorting to litigation. Andrew was a able to secure a favorable settlement and I could not be more pleased with the results. I highly recommend the Rapacke Law Group for intellectual property protection.
Posted by Mickey | January 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney, details and speedy.!!
Andy and the Rapacke Law Group have been instrumental in identifying and protecting our intellectual property and patents. We have used the Rapacke Law Group for numerous patent matters and could not be more pleased with Andy’s work. I highly recommend him.”
Posted by Gary | January 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Over The Top Communication and Final Product
Attorneys were totally communicative and skilled in their IP specialty in producing the highest quality service/product. Their concern for executing the detail in the inventors mind I found remarkable.
Posted by Dr Patti | May 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
Andrew was responsive, on the mark, prompt, efficient and friendly. Finding a user friendly attorney made my day! I highly recommend him as an attorney. Happy Client, Patti,
Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence In Every Way!
Andrew is highly professional and is recommended to everyone! We cannot say enough about his services. Thank you Andrew!
Posted by Rick | April 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great asset for your business!!
I have had a great working relationship with Andrew . He has been prompt, courteous and a trusted and valuable partner in helping my company navigate IP. If you need an attorney to partner with your firm, I highly recommend Andrew.
Posted by Sanchez Artisan Coffees | April 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Trademark & Copyrights
Andrew quickly replied to my query and quoted a reasonable fee to Trademark and protect my business. I understand he needs to get paid too and greatly appreciate him respecting my intelligence and not way over charging me. I could have done it myself... Nicer to have an Attorney take care of things right the first time!
Posted by Amy | March 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The man in the cape
I found a website that does patents for laypeople like me. The first guy I spoke to was great. He was very excited about my invention. Having spoken to the next guy up the chain, I paid $5,000 to begin the design and marketing. And NOTHING was done. I called guy number 2 and he never returned my calls in the end. In walks Andrew Rapacke. He is the guy in the cape with the "S" on his chest. He wrote a letter to them and a few weeks later I was out of any "agreement" I had with them. Got my 5k back too. I had the best sleep that night.
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Posted by Michael | May 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Trusted Advisor and knowledgeable
I hired The Rapacke Law Group to help protect my card game invention with a copyright and trademark. Andrew's team was wonderful in answering all my questions and get my invention protected. I highly recommend working with Andrew, and we definitely will be using him with my next invention. He provided excellent advising in the lead up to producing my prototype and assisted be reviewing all of my paperwork before filing for formation of my LLC. His expedient and thoroughly efficient approach has directly contributed to the foundation of my thriving new business. -Mike
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Posted by Ferris | April 9, 2016
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The only patent attorney I will work with in the future
Andrew is a great intellectual property attorney. He's very transparent on price and was very thorough with the provisional patent. He made all the changes I asked for before we filed the patent and he runs a truly fixed fee intellectual property law firm. Other lawyers want to nickel and dime you for every change you make, which can be extremely difficult to pay for inventors just starting out or on a budget. He was easily accessible as well. If he missed my call, I would get a call back within an hour or two. It was a great experience overall and if you are looking for an intellectual property attorney I would highly reccomend you look no further than The Rapacke Law Group.
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Posted by Ken | March 24, 2016
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Patent and Licensing work
Andrew introduced himself to me at a Toy Fair in Chicago. We talked briefly about some projects that I was working on the time, but I already had representation. Andrew offered to give me some advise on a pending patent. I was impressed with his knowledge of the patent process. I hired him to help me with an office action on that same patent. I also hired Andrew to help me put together a Licensing Agreement. I feel that Andrew does a very good job of looking at the agreement from both sides of the fence. He has good judgement and wants to guide you, so that your expectations are realistic.
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Posted by Tom | March 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Non provisional application and cease and desist letter
I hired Andrew to assist my company with a patent infringement and non provisional patent filing. Andrew is very knowledgable and easy to work with, and his pricing is very transparent and straightforward which I like. He was also very accessible which I needed during a critical time for my company. I'd definitely recommend and will hire again!
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Posted by Keith | November 26, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent IP Attorney
Andrew helped file the provisional patent on our new products. He is very responsive to answer questions and help us through this process. I plan on using his services again and again in the future.
Posted by Steve | November 25, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Andrew has been a trusted resource for me on legal topics relating to my business and other areas as well. His ethics have been without reproach. Recently he passed on working with at least one prospective client because of ethical concerns that could have materialized down the road (he didn’t share the specifics). I believe his strong moral principles go well beyond the requirements of his oath and I appreciate him as a colleague. Plus, Andrew has been amazingly pleasant to work with, going out of his way numerous times to make introductions on my behalf. He is a fantastic professional resource and I recommend him without hesitation.
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Posted by Dina & Elina | November 24, 2015
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Amazing attorney!
Andrew helped our company to apply for a Trademark registration and a Patent. He is always available to answer any questions without charging extra fees for phone conversations or emails. We are very satisfied with the services his firm provided and would definitely recommend Andrew. Thank you!
Posted by Gus | November 23, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent patent lawyer
Andy quickly understood our SCUBA product and was able to get our patent filled before we went to a trade show to show of the product. I will use Andy and his firm again.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Rapacke Law Group, P.A.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Lieutenant Commander
  • United States Navy Reserve
  • 2011 - Present
  • Registered Patent Agent
  • Christopher Weiss Attorney at Law, P.A.
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Registered Patent Agent
  • Christopher & Weisberg, PA
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Patent Agent
  • Hollimon, P.A.
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Chief Intellectual Property Protection Officer
  • USPatentsNMore
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Ausley & McMullen, PA
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Summer Associate
  • Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Law Clerk to Kevin Carroll, Circuit Judge
  • Second Judicial Circuit Court of Florida
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Clerk
  • Second Judicial Circuit
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Lieutenant
  • United States Navy
  • 2006 - 2012
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  • University of South Florida
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2016
  • Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • United States Naval Academy
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006
  • Valley Forge Military Academy & College
  • 2001
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Legal Cases

  • JFJ Toys, Inc. v. Genovese
  • Favorable
  • Jupiter Creations Inc. v Ross
  • Favorable Settlement
  • Abita Brewing Co. v. Florida Brewery Inc.
  • Settled Favorable Outcome


  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Registered Patent Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Broward Country Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • US Naval Academy Blue and Gold
  • Officer
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Amicus Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association - Patent Litigation Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Elected Representative
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Honors and Awards

  • Top 3 Patent Attorney
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2018
  • Distinguished Pro Bono
  • Florida State University College of Law
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Global Intellectual Property Academy
  • IP and Trade Shows: Roundtable on Protecting and Enforcing IP in the Trade Show Context
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (5)
Endorse Andrew
Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I’ve worked closely with Andy for over two years and absolutely recommend him for intellectual property matters. He’s a driven, intelligent, and easy going attorney with a great emphasis on client service and quality work product."
Intellectual property Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andy Rapacke is an expert lawyer on Intellectual Property matters. If you need help in getting a patent or trademark, or if you are involved in litigation concerning such matters, the Rapacke Law Firm is the place to go."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Andy and I have worked together on a variety of intellectual property and corporate matters. He is a strong advocate for the client, and his desire to meets the client's needs are evident in his finished work product. His character and ethics show in his dealings with clients and staff, and I highly recommend him."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Other
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Rapacke for a few years. He is smart, ambitious, and hard working. I would gladly refer clients with intellectual property needs to Mr. Rapacke."
Patent application Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Friend
"Andy has been a good friend and mentor of mine since law school. And if I could describe him in just 3 words, they would be: Shrewd, Dedicated, and Passionate. Andy is a thinker, and has always tried to come up with creative ways to attack problems. He is also highly enthusiastic about the work that he loves. But also, Andy is caring and just a damn good friend. I deeply admire his passion and strong work ethic, and I wish him all the success in his career."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Andrew and would feel comfortable referring any client to his firm. Andrew is dedicated to each of his clients and works diligently to ensure they are fully aware of the important issues ahead of time. Andrew’s fixed-fee billing approach is invaluable to small and medium size businesses and provides a transparent billing structure for businesses with intellectual property needs. I will continue to refer any and all patent and intellectual property matters to Andrew."
Intellectual property Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Andy. I have worked with Andy on several matters and he is my go-to IP counsel. He has extensive experience in trademark, copyright and patent law. He is available for a quick question or a thorough examination and is always cost-efficient and time effective. I would certainly recommend Andy to anyone seeking IP assistance from start-ups to public companies, he is that good."
Patent application Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Andy is a great attorney, a true professional and a hard worker for his clients."
Patent application Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Rapacke and I attended law school together. I found him to be a hard worker who always paid attention to detail. Those two traits would make me feel comfortable hiring him if I had a patent and intellectual property issue."
Patent application Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Rapacke is a very astute and brilliant attorney. He possesses a keen mind and very strong and competitive work ethic. I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Rapacke personally for the past few years and I know that he strives to provide his clients with straightforward and competent legal advice. I recommend Mr. Rapacke's overall legal practice and specifically his specialization in patent law."
Patent application Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Andrew. He will listen, advise, and get the job done! Can't ask for more!"
Intellectual property Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. I have known Andy for several years. He is bright, articulate, hard working and honest. I recommend him highly to you. PS, he speaks fluent Japanese and is a graduate of the Naval academy."
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