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My mission is to help small businesses own, protect and grow the value of their intellectual property. By truly owning the IP that you are growing in your business, you can rest easy, knowing that you have done what you need to do to protect your ideas, brands, works and domain names. In addition, you will know that you own the IP that is created for you by others. This is so important to small businesses, and I have met so many owners who don't own what they thought they owned. If you don't own your intellectual property, then someone else does! That can mean serious problems down the road, when your small business succeeds. Imagine the nightmare of finally succeeding in your struggle to grow your business only to have former vendors and business associates sue you for their piece of your business. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook doesn't have to imagine. He had to live through it. You don't. Instead, imagine using your intellectual property that you own to grow the value of your business, transferring that value to your brand. By developing a strong brand, you add sales and increase your company's profit margins.


That's why I have created the Own what you grow! program -- to help you own, protect and grow the value of your IP. So, you'll be able to bring others into your business to help grow your business, without fear. You'll be able to do what you like doing. Those you hire to help you will be able to do what they like doing. And your company will own all of the valuable IP rights created by your team. 


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Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 90%
    15 years, 127 cases
  2. Federal Regulation: 10%
    10 years, 5 cases



Hourly ($220-520/hour), Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Sidney Wallis Kilgore

    I have known Chris Paradies in a professional capacity for a number of years now. I have always found him to be exceptionally competent as an attorney and easy going as a person. I believe Chris to be an individual of vision who possesses a sense of strategic planning and good judgment. I am happy to endorse him.


    Sidney Kilgore Patent application Attorney
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    Chris is an excellent patent attorney and is versatile in many technology areas. He is experienced in all areas of patent law, and is one of the best in Florida.


    Jay Pattumudi Patent application Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Paradies Law P.A.

5300 W. Cypress St., Suite 185
Tampa, FL, 33607


FLMember in Good Standing200506/20/2016
NYCurrently registered 200207/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Intellectual PropertySuperLawyers2016
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
Heroes at WorkTampa Bay Business Journal2014
Tampa Bay Region Volunteer of the YearFlorida Economic Development Council2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Florida Bar Certified Intellectual Property LawFlorida Bar2007
Student Service AwardTouro Law Center2000
Registered Patent Attorney / AgentUnited States Patent & Trademark Office2000
John S. Bainbridge Moot Court, First PlaceTouro Law Center1999
John S. Bainbridge Moot Court, Best OralistTouro Law Center1999
CALI, Contracts LawTouro Law Center1998
ValedictorianFord Central High School1978
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentParadies Law P.A.2013 - Present
Associate / ShareholderFowler White Boggs Banker2004 - 2013
AssociateOstrolenk, Faber, Gerb & Soffen, LLP2002 - 2004
Legal Intern / AssociateKenyon & Kenyon LLP2000 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
co.StartersFacilitator2015 - Present
TEC GarageChair2014 - Present
Tampa Bay Technology ForumVice-Chair2009 - Present
Star Technology Enterprise CenterSteering Committee Member2009 - Present
Florida Venture ForumBoard Member2009 - Present
Star Technology Enterprise CenterAdvisor and Board Member2006 - Present
International Trademark AssociationMember2006 - Present
Florida Bar, Business Law SectionMember2004 - Present
Florida BarMember2004 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2000 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember, Intellectual Property Law Committee1997 - Present
Hillsborough County EDI2Chair2014 - 2015
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2009
Greater Tampa Chamber of CommerceMember, Bioscience Committee2006 - 2008
Student Bar AssociationParliamentarian1999 - 2000
Moot Court Honor SocietyMember1998 - 1999
Student Bar AssociationClass Representative1988 - 1999
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
OXYCOLOGYregistered trademark
Optically Readable Cardpatent granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
Lawyer (HCBA)How To Protect Your Clients Trade SecretsN/A
Tampa Bay Business JournalThe Road to Obtaining Patents is Lined with Trolls and OpportunitiesN/A
Terralex NewsletterIP AssessmentN/A
Terralex NewsletterHow Changes in U.S. Patent Laws and Procedures Affect Patent OwnersN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteMaterials Science & EngineeringPhD - Doctorate1993
United States Military AcademyPhysicsOther - Bachelors1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
USF College of Medicine -- Scholarly ConcentrationIP Essentials for Healthcare Professionals2009
Association of Corporate CounselProtecting Your Assets: Service Designs2008
TMS Webcast on Material(s) Issues in Intellectual Property: Practical Considerations and Case StudiesProtection of Novel Materials Used in Nanotechnology Innovations2007
STAR TEC Entrepreneur ConferenceLegal Briefs: Open Q&A on Stock Options, IP and Other Pressing Issues2007
Florida Small Business Development CenterInternational Intellectual Property Issues2007
IWEPN2004, Kirchberg, AustriaThe Business of Knowledge2004