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Mark Raafat Malek

Patent application Attorney at Melbourne, FL

5.0   8 reviews

About Mark

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I am the managing partner of Widerman Malek, PL.  Our firm practices Intellectual Property Law including patent prosecution, patent infringement litigation, trademark prosecution, trademark infringement litigation, copyright prosecution, and copyright infringement litigation. We also practice general business law, land-use law, real estate law, and corporate formation. With respect to our patent practice, we focus mainly on electrical, mechanical, and software inventions. I post blog articles on the firms intellectual property blog, TacticalIP.  You can follow me on twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. 

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Licensed for 20 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2011
Updated 06/05/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2005
Updated 06/08/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/23/2022

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Widerman Malek, PL
1990 W New Haven Ave
Second Floor
Melbourne, FL, 32904-3923

Reviews

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Posted by Jean Neftin | May 14, 2015
Thank you for working on my patent for knee pads
Dear Mr. Malek, Thank you for working on my patent for knee pads. It was a very a tricky situation considering that my former lawyer did a very bad job and I was originally denied the patent. The moment I found your firm, I immediately saw how a good patent lawyer handles himself. Everyone working with me was extremely organized and professional. Your communication protocol is simply outstanding. Needless to say, my next patent filing will only with your office. Thank You, Jean
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Posted by Ronda | July 24, 2013
Patent for "No Ears In Here" Creation
If someone needs a patent lawyer, I would recommend Mark Malek. He is very approachable and knowledgeable, and is very supportive of what you are trying to do. I needed to find a patent lawyer who I felt I could trust and who wouldn't charge me an arm and a leg to get the job done. I trusted him with my creation to establish my patent, and I have been very pleased with the work he has done for me.
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Posted by Magdy | July 23, 2013
Review of Mark Malek, IP Attorney
Mark was very responsive and friendly. He knew the law and constantly advised me on better ways to manage things. His approach was very professional and organized (very important to me). Everything was followed up with the appropriate paperwork with timely confirmations. His staff was also professional and on top of things. I plan to continue to use Mark in the future and highly recommend him. Well worth it.
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Posted by Ed | July 22, 2013
VP of Operations
Mark is a unique patent attorney because he has a great grasp our technology (wireless communications). He's able to prepare our applications with minimal inputs from our technical team. He also does a great job of comparing and contrasting our inventions with prior art to help is get our patents awarded with minimal office actions.
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Posted by Al | July 19, 2013
Mark Malek is competent
Yes I would recommend Mark Malek, in fact I have, several times. Mark immediately understood the mechanical mechanisms that I had invented. Mark helped me through the process and secured a patent for me. He had a solution at each step of the process. Patent search, drawings, claims etc. Re the patent process, I didn't have to keep the ball rolling. He did. Mark was the second patent attorney I used on this invention. The first one did not work out, as he was extremely nervous to even be in an industrial shop environment and didn't seem to comprehend my invention. Enter Mark Malek. Several times, while I was explaining various aspects of the complicated mechanisms, to Mark, he would stop me in mid sentence and finish the explanation of that component. At first I was a little miffed by the interruptions, but soon realized Mark already had a deep understanding of both the whole machine and all of its components. His taking over in mid sentence actually gave me confidence that I had the right man for the job. In fact, I asked him how he could know so much about engineering, when his field was law. He then told me of some of his past work experiences, that helped prepare him to be a successful patent attorney. By the way the ladies in his office staff are both professional and helpful. They add a personal touch by remembering me when I call in. Thanks to Mark, I am currently presenting my product to industry and seeking a licensing agreement.
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Posted by Gary | July 19, 2013
Founder and CEO: BREVARDSURFPRODUCTSLLC
Mark is very personable and a brilliant lawyer, which makes the client/attorney relationship a pleasure. Mark and his staff are very responsive, easy to access, and make you feel important when they speak to you. I highly recommend Mark and his team for your business' needs.
Posted by David | July 12, 2013
Inventor
Very good experience all the way around. Helped me get my patent filled quickly and made the process very painless.
Posted by Harry | July 12, 2013
Review of Mark Malek
Mark has provided excellent advice on our patent matters. He has a very practical and effective approach in working with the USPTO to further an application and position it for approval. He is knowledgeable, explains the issues in terms that are easy to understand, and provides sound advice. I have enjoyed working with Mark and will continue to use him for our patent and trademark work.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 380-380 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Widerman Malek, PL
  • 2003 - Present
  • Patent Attorney
  • Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, PA
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Civil Engineer
  • Danis Environmental Industries
  • 1997 - 1999

Education

  • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Orlando
  • Masters of Business Administration
  • 1999
  • University of Dayton
  • Bachelors of Civil Engineering
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • F4W, Inc. v. Solomon Technology Solutions 6:12-cv-1608-Orl-37TBS
  • Case settled in a licensing agreement between the patent holder F4W and Solomon Technology Solutions
  • Elbers v. Liquid Audio 6:12-cv-00933-CEH-GJK, Middle District of Florida
  • Settlement
  • F4W v. ICS, 6:13-cv-00144-JA-TBS, Middle District of Florida
  • Settlement
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Associations

  • United Way of Brevard
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
  • Scott Center for Autism Treatment at Florida Institute of Technology
  • Advisory Board
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • Space Coast Early Intervention Center
  • Advisory Committee Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Attorney
  • 2005 - Present
  • Junior Achievement
  • Board of Directors
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Attorney
  • 2004 - Present
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Attorney
  • 2002 - Present
  • March of Dimes
  • Fundraising Chair and Host
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Chairman of Golden Eagle Dinner
  • 2016 - 2017
  • LEAD Brevard
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Harmony Farms
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Scott Center for Autism Treatment
  • Evening of Hope Committee
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Junior Achievement of the Space Coast
  • Chairman - Board of Directors
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English

Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend
  • 2017
  • Top 50 Businesses to Watch in FL
  • Grow Florida
  • 2016
  • Service Excellence Alumni Award
  • Barry University
  • 2016
  • Children's Hero of the Year Finalist
  • Eckerd Foundation
  • 2016
  • Business Leader of the Year
  • Space Coast Business
  • 2015
  • Children's Hero of the Year finalist
  • Eckerd Foundation
  • 2014
  • Volunteer Business of the Year
  • Florida Today
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • 4 Under 40 Honoree
  • LEAD Brevard
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Brevard County Paralegal Association
  • Intellectual Property Overview
  • 2014
  • University of Central Florida Business Incubator Seminar
  • Intellectual Property Overview
  • 2012
  • Berman Hopkins Wright & Laham conference
  • Social Networking and the law
  • 2011
  • Melbourne Chamber of Commerce
  • Intellectual Property Overview
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (42)
Patent application Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is a highly competent and personable attorney. I met Mark in law school and have stayed in touch with him over the years. Mark is always the attorney I call when I have a question about a patent matter or need to refer a client to a patent attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mark. Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Copyright infringement Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Copyright infringement Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Malek is highly respected in the legal community. He is very knowledgeable about the law, and passionate about his clients. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top notch attorney, who provides excellent legal service and successful representation. I happily endorse this lawyer."
Patent application Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Malek is a skilled patent attorney. His experience speaks for itself."
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Malek is a skilled member of the legal community."
Copyright infringement Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Copyright infringement Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Mark Malek's answers on AVVO are helpful and practical."
Trademark infringement Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Make sure to check out Mark's IP blog for an educational and entertaining read."
Intellectual property Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Patent application Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is known throughout Brevard County as an excellent patent and intellectual property attorney. I highly recommend him."
Copyright infringement Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Malek and the services he provides. Mark is a top-notch attorney who is well respected in the legal community. Best in his Field!"
Unknown Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Trademark infringement Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Malek is a great addition to the group of Avvo attorneys. His answers are accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Trademark application Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Malek consistently offers insightful advice and thoughtful responses. He is knowledgeable as well as considerate. Without reservation, I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Malek consistently provides accurate, insightful and business-savvy guidance to those seeking information in the Avvo Q&A forum. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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