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Joycelyn S Brown

Patent application Attorney at Miami, FL

3.9   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2008
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Experienced business and intellectual property lawyer specializing in business consulting, growth and development, regulatory compliance, contract drafting and negotiation, e-commerce, data privacy, licensing, and patents and trademarks.

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Joycelyn Brown
1951 NW 7th Ave
Suite 600
Miami, FL, 33136


3.9 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pleasure to Work With
I retained IPS Legal in 2020 to assist me with a patent application. Not only was she highly knowledgeable, but she took the time to thoroughly explain the process to me. She kept me up to date with the timeline and it was seamless from start to finish. I have sent her many referrals and will gladly send more.
Posted by Linda | November 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5+ Stars!
Ms. Joycelyn Brown is great! Her team is awesome! Everything about IPS Legal is great! I highly appreciate their understanding and help throughout the process of me getting my patent. I strongly recommend you contact them if you want to protect your ideas.
Posted by Nicolas | November 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My new business attorney
Great law firm that really listens and understands your need! Jocelyn Brown is great and her team is excellent! They have written an Independent Contractor Agreement understanding perfectly my needs. Main strengths: Friendly, efficient, available, concerned and supportive about my business. I have found my lawyer!!
Posted by Blas | November 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service!!!
Inventions and IP protection go hand in hand. There’s only one firm I trust with all my ideas. From the initial meeting throughout the entire process they are professional and informative. They contacted me every so often with updates and useful information to better my business. I highly recommend IPS Legal Group.
Posted by Jacob | June 4, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
She was awesome!!!
She helped immensely and put me at ease when it came to my private sell issue!
Posted by Marie | May 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attention to detail, honest and thorough
It has been such a pleasure to work together with Ms. Brown. She guided and assisted me throughout the whole patent application process. She was always very patient with me. She has always been bluntly honest and sincere since the beginning! I would DEFINITELY recommend her to others eyes closed!
Posted by Christian | April 11, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
She was very friendly, but we no longer needed a lawyer.
She was very friendly, and it was very nice of her to contact me in a short period of time after I've sent her my question. I've told her that we no longer needed a lawyer at this moment, but I would definitely contact her again if needed. Thank you Joycelyn!
Posted by Monica | December 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, to the point and thorough
Joycelyn was so great to work with. She's incredibly knowledgeable in her field and takes the time to get to know your business. She answered all questions and gave us scenarios, and always came through when I needed her...even at the last minute. Above all, she was kind and always made us feel like more than a "client."
Posted by Furbaby Bean Beds | December 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is fantastic
She is fantastic, Always there to help me out on my journey in life. if I needed help she was just a phone call away. If you need anything I advise you to give her a call because you will not regret it.
Posted by Vanessa | November 12, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Transactional Strategist
I had the pleasure of consulting with this consummate professional while working on an intricate business investment deal. Her ability to configure the phases of the transactions, bringing synergy between both parties was impressive. It was a pleasure doing business with her and I look forward to utilizing her services in the future.
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Posted by Derrick | November 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Owner - World Famous House of Mac
Retained to help me with an intellectual property claim, and she's been my personal attorney since. Very dedicated, thorough & detailed.
Posted by Kenneth | January 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Genuine Person Who Goes Above & Beyond!
I was ghosted by a company who deals with inventions, patents &ect. It had been months of aggravation, waiting around for a return on my phone calls and e-mails. This January, I received an e-mail informing me of the collapse of the company I had hired to complete my project. the e-mail came from Ms. Joycelyn Brown. I e-mailed her back to set up a phone meeting and in a few hours, I had a reply and a time for our phone call. During our conversation, I was able to receive answers about my project and what steps to take to help complete my process. These have been answers I have been waiting for from the closed company for MONTHS! Ms. Joycelyn is taking the time out of her life to contact us individuals who have been wronged. It is not her responsibility to do any of this for us but she has gone above and beyond to provide an OUTSTANDING and UNSELFISH service. "Ms. Joycelyn Brown, Thank you for opening your life to me and others in need, from this disaster. Your good deed will not go unnoticed!"
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience !
Joycelyn drafted a patent application on my behalf. She guided me through the process from start to finish. Additionally, certain aspects of my invention needed to be modified in order to become patentable, her engineering expertise was crucial the the success of my invention.
Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely unprofessional
Do not hire this Joycelyn. Months into the process she stopped responding and was absolutely the worst. In the beginning she complained to me about her other clients who were crazy and unreasonable. I should have taken that as a sign. Later on it became clear she's the real problem. I sympathize with her many personal issues but there's really no excuse for months of non communication and missed deadlines on a professional level. She should not be allowed to continue practicing law.
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Posted by Janice | June 15, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Does not communicate
I hired Dorothea to handle my trademark design, and she left the firm and Ms. Brown took over my application, which was fine. After one year we received notice from the trademark attorney in DC that we needed to make a change, which Ms. Brown followed up with me to submit. However, Ms. Brown never filed it. In March 2023, I received a letter stating the application had been abandoned, I followed up with Ms. Brown several times and she never corrected the issue and then stopped responding completely. I hired another trademark attorney, and he said we only had 12 business days to file the revision or it would be permanently abandoned. Thankfully, I found him, and have submitted the revision. I want my money back, over $1800 from Ms. Brown and she said she would send me half, which I never received and have never received any additional correspondence, and I am filing a formal complaint.
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Posted by John | January 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trade Mark
I hired this group in 2021 of December to perform trademark services. I was told it could take up to a year which is fine. I got emails and up-to-date information for the first few months which was great after that. I got an email that it needed to transfer to another attorney because that one left Which was fine I thought everything was good few months ago I get another email about switching it again which was fine with me then I start getting emails and calls from lawyers asking for more money to finish the job that they were supposed to do I called the receptionist had the owner called me she explained to me she’s going out of business and would personally help me I sent her over the few things that they needed and she disappeared. I’ve been trying to get a hold of her for a month horrible services, horrible customer service you collect the money and run. She should be arrested.
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
ignorant of the law, unprofessional only hired because of her "diversity" F-, avoid at all cost.
This attorney should be disbarred in my opinion. She does not know the law, is very unprofessional and frankly was only hired due to quotas dealing with her so called " diversity" I would avoid this women at all cost and get yourself a real attorney.
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Total Disaster for my Patent
This is a little late and maybe she is better now, I just happen to come across this name in my phone and google'd her just for the hell of it. In 2016 I hired Joycelyn to file a patent for my invention the CapBox which is doing amazing now, no thanks to the huge delay and inconvenience called by working with Joycelyn. I would have written a review long ago, but I was so angry at the time, that I probably could not have conducted or expressed myself in a civilized manner. I payed Joycelyn to file my patent, I gave her about a 50% deposit of a $5500 job if my memory serves me correct. I submitted to her everything that she asked for drawings pictures, etc., for months nothing was done and finally she called to say she was submitting my patent. After she submitted my patent she gave me a reference # but nothing else. At the time my knowledge on the patent procedure was zero to none. She never gave me the specifications (claims document) or asked me to sign or apply for the Mico Entity. Fast forward months later on a Monday Morning I woke up with my Patent on my mind, something told me to call the Patent office with the reference number I received from Joycelyn. I called and inquired and the patent officer informed me that the Specification or the Micro Entity had not been filed. Only that an application had been submitted with no further requirements and that a letter had been sent out 90 days prior and that 90 had ended on that Saturday of the weekend past. He told me that since 90 days fell on a Saturday that I could file the Specification and Micro Entity before 12am. Of course at that time I had very little clue about what any of those things were. I frantically reached out to Joycelyn who did not answer and so I had to send text messages to finally get an answer. She then reassured me that somehow it must have not submitted electronically and she had it on her computer and submit it. I was naive and took this as an honest mistake. Boy was I wrong, I asked her to send me an email as soon as it was submitted and to include whatever documents were being submitted that night. I woke up the next morning and surely enough there was absolutely no email. No email to say she did not submit and no email of submission. I called her around 9am no answer, I text her no answer, she did not get back to me until almost 3pm that day. When she finally got to me, she told me her computer crashed, yes her computer crashed (I can't make this up, really). I was furious, but kept my wits about things, I didn't believe one single thing she said but I was already waist deep now. I express my concerns and how upset I was. She apologized and said since she had already done the work that it should be easy for her to rewrite the Specification. So I let her try again, she said it would be 2 weeks, 2 weeks came and went and nothing. Gave it a few days reached out to her and guess what now she was not taking my calls. I sent numerous emails almost daily, text messages all professional and business appropriate. No reply, then finally I get a reply one day when I was off and called several times. Then it was 2 more weeks and that turned to 4 more. I probably wasted another 10 weeks from the initial debacle before I reached out to one of her attorney friends to contact her and talk to her because I was beyond mad. I sent an email threatening to write a letter to the FL bar and a text to go with it. Finally she agreed to refund my money and then could not pay me in one lump sum. I hired another attorney and my patent was done in a year. I have two businesses and have never experienced anything like this ever in any dealing with anyone. I know this story so well because I still tell it to this day and how I cannot believe that anything or anyone could do business this bad especially not an attorney. Maybe she is better now, but it is hard to believe that you can go from that to the reviews I have read. Good Luck it made me put 1 star
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Response from Joycelyn Brown May 21, 2020
I am sorry that you had this experience. Although I do not recall the facts as you have recited them, nor does your file reflect the facts as recited, I am glad that you found a resolution and was able to obtain a patent for your invention. I am also happy to hear that your invention has experienced commercial success. As the founding partner of IPS Legal Group, I pride myself on maintaining constant contact and communication with our clients. I apologize if you experienced anything less than stellar service.
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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • IPS Legal Group, P.A.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Visiting Law Professor
  • Florida International University College Of Law
  • 2017 - 2017
  • General Counsel
  • EEP Investing, LLC
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • United States District Court, S.D. Fla.
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson
  • 2008 - 2010
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  • University of Miami School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2008
  • Texas A&M University
  • B.S.
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • World Famous House of Mac, LLC v. D&B Hospitality Group, LLC
  • Apotheke, LLC vs. Albert Trummer, et al


  • National Small Business Association
  • Leadership Council Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 40 Under 40 Black Professionals
  • Legacy Magazine
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Get In Gear For the New Year
  • Protecting Your Intellectual Property
  • 2019
  • 2018 Rainmakers Academy
  • Client Referrals
  • 2018
  • Bench and Bar Conference
  • Intellectual Property Rights in Today’s Digital Economy: Things You Need to Know to Protect Your Client
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
Endorse Joycelyn
Patent application Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joycelyn is a phenomenal attorney. She is very knowledgeable in the law and cares deeply about her clients."
Intellectual property Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is detailed oriented and highly engaged with her client's needs. She has an exceptional knowledge of the law in this area. If you or anyone you know is in need of an experience Intellectual Property attorney you should consider Ms. Brown."
Trademark application Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been acquainted with Joycelyn Brown for more than ten years. I find her to be precise and analytical in her work, as once might expect from an engineer. She conveys information in a clear, precise, and direct manner, and provides reasonable advice that suits the client's needs. I highly recommend her intellectual property practice."
Intellectual property Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joycelyn Brown without a question. Every client of mine who I have referred to her as indicated that she was simply wonderful to deal with and helpful even if there was not a matter she could help them with."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joyce is incredibly knowledgeable and a proactive advocate for her clients in intellectual property matters. She is also the go-to source for patent law matters. I endorse this lawyer."
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