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450 S Orange Ave
Orlando, FL, 32801


FLMember in Good Standing200006/20/2016
NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 198003/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2016
The World’s Leading Trademark ProfessionalsWorld Trademark Review 10002016
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
The World’s Leading Trademark ProfessionalsWorld Trademark Review 10002015
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013
2010 Legal eliteFlorida Trend Magazine2010
Board Certification in Intellectual PropertyFlorida State Bar Association2008
Best of the BarOrlando Business Journal2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderCarlton Fields2016 - Present
Chair, Intellectual Property Practice GroupCarlton Fields2009 - 2015
ShareholderAkerman Senterfitt2007 - 2009
PartnerBaker Hostetler1995 - 2007
Sr. Trademark/Copyright CounselApple, Inc.1986 - 1995
AttorneyBlakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman1983 - 1986
Trademark CounselCarter-Wallace1982 - 1983
AttorneyHopgood Calimafde/Lieberman Rudolph & Nowak1979 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
DRIIP Litigation Committee, Chair Trademark Specialty Law Group2014 - Present
Defense Research InstituteIntellectual Property Litigation Committee, Steering Committee2013 - Present
International Trademark AssociationPanel of Neutrals2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember, IP CommitteeN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaExecutive Committee IP Section, member IP sectionN/A
Florida Bar AssociationMember, Business Law Section, IP Law SectionN/A
International Trademark AssociationExecutive Committee Member1993 - 1994
International Trademark AssociationBoard of Directors1991 - 1994
Publication nameTitleDate
Orlando Business JournalBut I Paid For It, What Do You Mean I Don't Own It?2002
Apple Computer, Inc.Legal Issues in the Production of Multimedia, Demystifying Multimedia1993
The Journal of Proprietary RightsPractical Strategies for Corporate Trademark Licensing1993
The International Computer Law AdvisorGetting a Grip: A Practical Approach to Corporate Production of Multimedia1992
The Licensing JournalGetting a Grip: A Practical Approach to Corporate Production of Multimedia1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of RochesterN/AOther - Bachelors1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
FL Bar IP Section Annual SymposiumCopyright Year in Review2016
Webinar by i-SightRecognize and Protect Your Intellectual Property2013
Carlton FieldsIdentifying, Managing, and Evaluating Your Intellectual2011
Valencia Community College First Annual Law ConferenceIntellectual Property Issues in Higher Education Institutions2005
Legal Issues in International Business, Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins CollegeIntellectual Property Issues in International Business2005
Guest Lecturer, Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins CollegeLegal Issues in International Business2004
Technology Partners GlobalBut I Paid For it. . .2002
Florida Land Title Association Annual MeetingFlorida Electronic Transactions Act and the Real Estate Industry2001
California State Bar Association SeminarTrademarks, Copyrights and the Internet1997
Promotional Marketing Association of America, Annual meetingTrademarks, Copyrights, and the Internet1995
Practicing Law InstitutePractical Strategies for Software Licensing1995
International Trademark Association Annual MeetingComputer Industry Seminar on Trademarks1995
European Community Trademark Act SeminarEuropean Community Trademark Act1995
Practicing Law Institute SeminarPractical Strategies for Software Licensing1994
International Trademark Association Annual MeetingComputer Industry Seminar on Trademarks1994
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationIntellectual Property Rights Agreements for Multimedia1993
International Quicktime Developers ConferenceIntellectual Property Agreements for Multimedia1993
State Bar of California Annual MeetingIntellectual Property Rights Agreements for Multimedia1992
Practicing Law InstituteGlobal Intellectual Property Law Series, Practical Strategies for Trademark Licensing1992
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationIntellectual Property Rights Agreements for Multimedia1992