We are focused on Intellectual Property, particularly including obtaining Patents and Trademarks for our clients by drafting applications and prosecuting them before the United States Patent & Trademark Office. We additionally have foreign associate relationships which enable us to obtain protection for our clients throughout the world.
We work closely with our clients to fully understand their goals and requirements, and to cooperatively develop an effective strategy which considers the relative advantages of utility patents, design patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, and contracts. We then carry out that strategy to best protect the intellectual property of our clients.
We assist our clients in bringing valuable products to the marketplace by evaluating and drafting opinions of counsel regarding the enforceability of existing patents of others. We further assist our clients, and co-counsel with other intellectual property firms engaged in litigation related matters, with in-depth analyses of the scope of coverage of patents and patent portfolios of interest.
Jon Gibbons is an accomplished patent attorney and has extensive experience in technology licensing. He is an intellectual property attorney with a unique combination of legal, international marketing and technical expertise. Jon is a licensed professional electrical engineer and a certified software developer in C. These qualifications and skills, compounded with his skills as an intellectual property attorney, support his high tech experience in intellectual property prosecution, transactions and related litigation, and business and strategy development. Jon worked at IBM as a Technology Licensing Program Manager and as a Robotics Engineer. Jon earned his law degree from the University of Miami, attended the Franklin Pierce Law Center Intellectual Property Summer Institute, earned a M.S. Graduate Degree in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University, a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, and did graduate studies in business at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Jose Gutman is an intellectual property attorney experienced in patents, trademarks and business strategy matters for technology products. In addition to patent and trademark prosecution, Jose routinely represents clients in technology licensing, business strategy and Internet-based transactions. Before attending law school, Jose was Licensing Program Manager and a Senior Staff Engineer at Motorola for hardware and software design of wireless communication technologies. Jose earned his JD, Cum Laude, at the University of Miami School of Law, an M.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Computer Science, Mathematics, Marketing and Business Administration at Florida State University. Jose is a past President of the Patent Law Association of South Florida.
Steve Bongini is an intellectual property attorney who practices extensively in the electrical and computer arts, including the fields of computer architecture, microprocessors, memory design and fabrication, and consumer electronics. He came to South Florida after practicing in Los Angeles at Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro and Loeb & Loeb. Earlier, Steve was an extern for the Honorable Judge Reinhardt, United States Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit in Los Angeles, California. Steve earned his J.D. at UCLA School of Law after doing graduate studies in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Miami, where he taught electronic circuit design. He earned a B.S., Summa Cum Laude, in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Miami.
Paul Bianco is a patent and trademark attorney whose practice is focused on patent and trademark transactional work. With regard to patents, his work is primarily in the areas of materials, mechanical and biomedical technologies. His practice includes patent and trademark prosecution, licensing, transactional and opinion work, and client counseling. Prior to joining the Firm, Paul worked in the Washington D.C. office of Pennie & Edmonds L.L.P. Paul graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Bioengineering. He also earned his M.S.E. and his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania. After finishing his Ph.D., he completed a fellowship at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the Food and Drug Administration in Washington, D.C. Paul received his J.D., Cum Laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Jeff Giunta is an intellectual property attorney who practices in many areas of patent, trademark and copyright law. He has served as patent counsel for Catalina Marketing Corporation and has handled patent, trademark and copyright litigation and prosecution in private practice. In addition to being a patent, trademark and copyright attorney, Jeff is a registered professional electrical engineer. He has worked in the areas of radar technology and satellite, terrestrial and mobile digital radio communications, DSP and embedded software development, design and development of digital circuit and automated test fixtures. He has been a staff engineer in both systems engineering and software engineering for the U. S. Department of Defense, GTE Government Systems Corporation and Trimble Navigation. Jeff earned his J.D., Cum Laude, at the University of Miami School of Law and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Thomas S. Grzesik concentrates his practice on patent prosecution and trademark law, specializing in electronic arts. Tom holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a J.D. from Chicago- Kent College of Law. Tom has prosecuted patent applications in the fields of wireless communication systems, wireless communication devices, satellite systems, electrical circuits, electrical components, electronic displays, semiconductors, computer hardware, computer networking, 3-D imaging, mechanical devices, eye wear, water softener systems, and many more industrial and consumer products.
Gary Winer practiced intellectual property law with Dennison Manufacturing, preparing and prosecuting cases in the mechanical arts, as well as in the field of biological diagnostics, for its subsidiary Biological Technology Corporation. In addition, he worked at Alza Pharmaceuticals as a patent attorney, preparing and prosecuting cases predominantly in the fields of transdermal and timed release drug delivery systems. Gary later worked in corporate administration for Alza, after which he assumed responsibility for Legal and Administration for Omnitech Gencorp, a midsize computer sales and repair organization. Gary has extensive experience in software programming, in assembler and object oriented languages. He has a B.S. Degree, with Honors, in Life Science Engineering (Major: Human and Microbial Genetics) from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is a graduate, Cum Laude, of New England School of Law. Gary is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the bar in Massachusetts and Florida.
Katharine Davis is a registered patent agent involved with patent work since 1998. Prior to her work as a patent agent, Ms. Davis gained valuable experience as a legal assistant and patent examiner (Technology Center 1600, Art Unit 1636, gene expression) with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Ms. Davis earned a Bachelor of Science (cum laude) from Marywood University, with a double major in Biology and English Literature, and a minor in Chemistry. She graduated with a Masters of Biomedical Science from Medical University of South Carolina, with a concentration in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Ms. Davis has drafted and prosecuted both utility and design patent applications in a variety of fields, including proteomics, biomarkers, antibody technologies, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, transgenic animals and stem cells.
Lourdes Perez is a Florida Attorney at Law and a Registered Patent Attorney whose practice is dedicated to various intellectual property matters. Ms. Perez received her J.D., cum laude, with a Concentration in Intellectual Property from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and her B.A. in Chemistry from Florida International University. While in law school, Ms. Perez received Dean’s List recognition and Academic Honors every semester and participated in the Law Review program as a Senior Associate Editor. She was also a member of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association and Hispanic Law Society.
Donna Flores has an exceptionally strong technical experience. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Flores worked over thirteen years in the design, development, and manufacture of low cost, low power, and high volume wireless communications products. She possesses invaluable exposure to the engineering and business aspects of technology industry. As a design engineer for Motorola and 3COM, Ms. Flores developed hardware for variety of telecommunication devices and home networking (client/server) applications. She has worked with network security issues, numerous telecommunication standards and a variety of media encoding schemes. Additionally, Ms. Flores was a key member of the founding design team and head RF engineer for a start-up company developing a digital voice pager operating over FM-subcarrier channels. Donna received her BSEE from University of Tennessee, and her J.D. Magna Cum Laude, from Nova Law School.
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