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Joel Benjamin Rothman

Intellectual property Attorney at Boca Raton, FL

4.8   64 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 2 years
    Georgia - GA 6 years
    Florida - FL 27 years
    New York - NY 32 years
    New Jersey - NJ 32 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Resigned Without Prejudice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joel

Learn Joel’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Copyright infringement
    20%
    Enforcing and defending copyrights in federal courts throughout the country. Registering copyrights with the Register of Copyrights of the Library of Congress

    29 years, 200 cases

  2. Intellectual property
    20%
    Enforcing and defending trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and litigating patents in federal courts throughout the country. Registering trademarks with the US Patent and Trademak Office and internationally via the Madrid Protocol administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization-WIPO

    29 years, 300 cases

  3. Patent infringement
    20%
    Enforcing and defending patents in federal courts throughout the country.

    29 years, 50 cases

  4. Trademark infringement
    20%
    Enforcing and defending trademarks in federal courts throughout the country. Registering trademarks with the US Patent and Trademak Office and internationally via the Madrid Protocol administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization-WIPO

    29 years, 100 cases

  5. Advertising
    10%
    Representing advertisers and marketers in claims of unfair competition and in defense of unfair and deceptive trade practices claims.

    29 years, 20 cases

  6. Computer fraud
    10%
    Counseling and litigation relating to theft of data and unauthorized access to systems

    29 years, 25 cases

Patents, trademarks and copyrights are my specialty.

I am Board Certified in Intellectual Property by the Florida Bar. If you need assistance with litigation involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, rights of publicity or employment matters, please let me know how I can help you.

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Location

SRIPLAW PLLC
21301 Powerline Road
Suite 100
Boca Raton, FL, 33433

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  64 customer reviews
Posted by Landa | August 3, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely Knowledgeable and Professional
Mr. Rothman is a Godsend. I reached out to the firm under the implication that my husband and I had a copyright infringement case. In hindsight, this was far from the truth. He took the time to entertain my ignorance and he saved me a few thousand dollars. Prior to contacting Mr. Rothman, I was prepared to pay another attorney over $4400 hundred dollars not even realizing that I never had a case to begin with. Mr.Rothman is trustworthy, efficient, knowledgeable, and professional!!!
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Posted by Kathleen | January 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney!!
As a professional photographer whose work was infringed by a billion dollar company, I really struggled in finding someone to help me fight them. My first attorney was only interested in how much money he could make from me. I was ready to give up and then, by just a fluke, I found Joel Rothman. Joel has always been so patient and easy to talk to. He is always available and extremely knowledgeable. And he is such a pleasure to work with. And he works fast. Within four days of hiring him, he filed my lawsuit. I would have never been able to sue them without Joel. The other side was counting on me not being able to sue them and they were very surprised. Not only did he make it easy for me to afford the ongoing expenses, at mediation he lowered his contingency so that I got a number that I was comfortable with. I dare anyone to find another attorney who would do that. He is a great negotiator and always gave me the true pros and cons to guide my decisions. I know the lawyers for the company I was suing were not expecting my attorney to be so knowledgeable and experienced at what he does. It was always five of their attorneys against Joel. It did not go well for them. I am so thankful and blessed that I found Joel. The bottom line is that he actually cares about artists and it shows in the way he conducts his business.
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Posted by Wayne | August 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, professional. Great experience
Great experience. Mr. Rothman and his team are knowledgeable and was able to break down things in easy to understand terms for things I had questions on. Team is working on multiple things. Communication has been excellent, along with the turn around time.
Posted by Jessica | April 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Caring
I had a copywrite situation and had no clue where to turn. I reached out to several attorneys with no one willing to help me. I am so thankful that I found Mr. Rothman and his team because he was so quick to help me! He took my call on a Sunday afternoon and assured me he would be more than willing to help me and that is exactly what he did! I was most definitely in good hands. He gave me peace of mind and kept me informed throughout the whole process. We were able to reach a settlement that was acceptable by both parties and very quick to. He is truly the best and I would recommend him to anyone!
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Posted by Kim | July 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So grateful!
Joel and his team have worked tirelessly fighting for my rights. With copyright infringements being such a chronic problem these days, it's reassuring to know we have such a dedicated and competent team on our side.
Posted by Terry | March 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Author
Joel is a standout copyright and intellectual property attorney. As a published author of over 175 publications, books and materials, hiring Joel was the best thing I ever did. He was able to get my books and materials and work, to be rightfully mine. After working with several attorneys over the years - I have found my permanent lawyer and honored to refer him to anyone in need of this type of attorney.
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Response from Joel Rothman July 16, 2020
I was so pleased to get this review, and so saddened to learn just a few months later that this client passed away. You only get one time on this earth and Terry did so much for so many people with his writing. He will be missed.
Posted by Brandon | April 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation; Speedy Resolution
My pre-litigation representative in a copyright infringement case engaged Joel Rothmann on my behalf after negotiations reached an impasse. Unfortunately, it seemed the other side sought to test our veracity to pursue the case before entertaining meaningful settlement discussion. Shortly after the case was filed, Joel negotiated what I believe was a fair and equitable resolution of the claim, ultimately benefiting both parties by avoiding the costly and stressful process of further litigation.
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Posted by Peter | January 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great results
I had great results with the intellectual property work Joel did for me on more than one occasion
Posted by Theo | January 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joint case resolution with SR IP Law and Pixsy, immensely satisfied
As a photographer, Mr. Rothman of SR IP Law represented me after Pixsy, my agent in finding and managing uses of my photographs, had arranged for such in regards to unauthorised use of one of my photos. I had expected the process to take much longer, but instead there was a resolution within only a handful of months of signing with them. The communications I received from Mr. Rothman and his firm were easily understood yet detailed enough I never lacked confidence in understanding what they and I were agreeing to. Given such I would gladly make use of their services again in the future, as protection of one's rights shouldn't need to be an intimidating prospect, which they helped me feel assured of.
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Posted by Linda | January 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best in the business!
I'm a professional photographer that has worked hard over the decades in my career. Luckily I've registered my copyrights thru the years. The more successful I've gotten, the more my work has been pilfered by companies thinking Google is a free outlet for stock photos. It is not. I've worked with Joel on several copyright infringement cases of mine and I've found his services honest and ethical and will be using his services again.
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Posted by Jennifer | December 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Solved our counterfeit problem in one week!
Joel and Kim are not only experts in removing counterfeits from Alibaba and AliExpress but they do so at reasonable fees and are a pleasure to work with. I could not recommend them more highly. I only wish we had found them sooner!
Posted by Justin | June 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Joel Rothman was the consummate professional in defending myself and my business. I would highly recommend Joel and his incredible staff to anyone needing legal assistance. They kept me up to speed to entire process and I never went without answers or direction. Top notch.
Posted by Danny | June 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dan Spears/Patent Owner of the Load Mate
Joel Rothman is so Awesome, He is an answer to many years of prayer! My patent was infringed upon for years, I couldn't fine anyone to help me, prayed and cried a lot but then God gave me Joel Rothman....when Joel stepped in! Within a month, Joel has got my patent back to me plus all my inventory and everything I need to go forward with my product. leading me and guiding me in all steps to succeed, and its still not over, go get'em. Joel, your Awesome!!!
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Posted by Gary | April 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome attorney!
Joel is an expert in IP law and he was able to avoid court and get us a higher settlement that we ever expected. I would never hesitate to work with Joel as he achieved everything we expected and more.
Posted by Joe | February 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joel and staff are GREAT
I have used their services many times and they are wonderful. They keep me up to date on my cases and answer all questions. I would and have recommend them.
Posted by Mike | January 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We 100% Trust Joel Rothman
Joel recently helped my small business in a patent case. We were being sued by a patent troll with a ridiculous patent (essentially on any type of e-commerce process that uses a database). Joel's counter arguments to the patent were used to win another case, which subsequently caused our case to be dismissed. We ended up paying nothing to the troll. Joel and his team did a great job of keeping my business partner and I informed along the way. Because we are a small business that was dealt a bad situation, he reduced his fees to us. I will consult with Joel on any patent related issue in the future and highly recommend his firm. Thanks for the great work Joel!
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Posted by Mo | August 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best IP Attorney in the entire South Florida area....
Joel Rothman recently represented us in a copyright dispute with Getty Images and his service, knowledge and perseverance were absolutely extraordinary in getting the matter resolved. As an experienced Florida Attorney, and the Founder and Director of the Florida Lawyers Network, I have a great opportunity to connect with many seasoned attorneys, and in this case Joel Rothman was clearly the best attorney and professional for our legal needs. Outstanding service. Very skilled and knowledgeable in this area of law, and very capable of handling the easiest and most complex legal cases concerning intellectual property. Great choice for us, and he is a great choice for any client needing an intellectual property attorney.
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Posted by Charles | July 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job, even on contingency
A very good experience. Case involved copyright infringement by a large company. As a little guy, I didn't want to throw a lot of money and time into an uncertain outcome. Joel took the case on contingency, and he asked me what I thought a settlement would look like. I gave him a number -- and when the proposed settlement came through, he took a slight hit on his contingency so that I got the number I was asking for. He negotiated hard -- and clearly knew his stuff. All in all a class act.
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Posted by John | April 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Communication and fair pricing
Joel and Kevin saved me thousands from a "troll" They fought hard and negociated a settlement which was seventeen times less than the other sides settlement offer. The case didn't bother me at all knowing they were handling everything and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. Highly recommend Joel and his staff
Posted by Liza | December 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Really Good
Joel is easy to talk to, he kept me updated every step of the way, answered all my questions, and I was very happy with the final results. I will hire Joel again.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Schneider Rothman IP Law Group
  • 2012 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Emory Law School
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Partner
  • Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Seiden, Alder, Matthewman & Bloch, P.A.
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Rutherford Mulhall, P.A.
  • 2004 - 2006
  • President and General Counsel
  • Cylant, Inc.
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Shareholder
  • Seiden, Alder, Rothman, Petosa & Matthewman, P.A.
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Stephens, Lynn, Klein, Et Al.
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Bronx District Attorney's Office
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Wilner & Associates, P.C.
  • 1991 - 1994
  • Summer Associate
  • Borkson, Simon & Moskowitz, PA
  • 1990 - 1990
  • Intern
  • Citigroup, Inc.
  • 1989 - 1989
  • Intern
  • The Bank Of New York
  • 1988 - 1988
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Education

  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, with honors
  • 1991
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Trademark Application: PetAlive
  • Trademark Application: THE FRUGAL FLORIST
  • Trademark Application: KIDNEY ASSIST
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Associations

  • Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Intellectual Property Committee
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Business Law Section Executive Council
  • Board Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Computer & Technology Law Committee
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Intellectual Property Committee
  • Chair
  • 2009 - 2011
  • American Herbal Products Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2009
  • International Trademark Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Food and Drug Law Institute
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Natural Products Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Computer & Technology Law Committee
  • Chair
  • 2001 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer, Information Technology Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer, FDA Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Board Certified - Intellectual Property Law
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • 2013
  • Board Certified - Intellectual Property Law
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer Intellectual Property
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2012
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer Information Technology Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer FDA Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Board Certified - Intellectual Property Law
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • 2011
  • Top Lawyer Intellectual Property
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2011
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer Information Technology Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer FDA Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Your Honor Award
  • Legal Marketing Association - Southeast Chapter
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyer - Intellectual Property
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2010
  • Board Certified - Intellectual Property Law
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers: Information Technology Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyer-FDA Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers: Information Technology Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers: FDA Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Board Certified - Intellectual Property Law
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers: FDA Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyers: Information Technology Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyers: Information Technology Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Shields McIllwaine Award, Best Student Poem
  • University at Albany, SUNY
  • 1988
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Practicing Legal Ethics in the Electronic Law Office
  • Recognizing Ethical Issues in Internet Communications
  • 2010
  • Electronic Everything
  • Electronic Discovery
  • 2008
  • E-Discovery: An A to Z Workshop
  • Electronic Discovery
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (48)
Endorse Joel
Intellectual property Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Joel Rothman for several years and have had the opportunity to refer clients to him. Joel has a firm grasp of intellectual property law, but even more importantly, he is a fine litigation attorney who can operate strategically to achieve favorable results for his clients. I can recommend Joel without hesitation."
Trademark infringement Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joel has been a true professional in all my dealings with him, intelligent, ethical and courteous. I have no hesitation turning to him for his counsel or forwarding clients in need of his specialities."
Intellectual property Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Rothman has been nothing but a pleasure to work with. Mr. Rothman is known in our office as "the fountain of knowledge" because there is not much Mr. Rothman does not know. Mr. Rothman is highly skilled and a true expert in intellectual property law."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Joel is a fantastic lawyer and a good friend. I have had the privilege of working with him on several matters. In each case, we were able to obtain amazing results for our clients, and Joel was primarily responsible for those results . I highly recommend Joel!"
Intellectual property Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joel is a dedicated, creative and intelligent attorney. We have worked together on a few matters and I am always impressed by his insight and passion. Clients who choose Joel are in the best of hands."
Intellectual property Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Joel for many years and have opportunities to observe his professionalism and passion for his chosen area of practice. Joel is extremely knowledgeable and dedicated to his clients in all respects. Joel is the go to guy! I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have the true pleasure of working with Joel on several matters. Joel is knowledgable, dedicated, and an exceptionally strong advocate for his client's rights. I would be honored and would welcome the opportunity to work with Joel in the future."
Intellectual property Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Patent infringement Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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