Shareholder Stephen Thomas Certified as Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator
Orlando, FL - Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney Stephen C. Thomas has been certified as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator. Mediation is a process in which an impartial, neutral third-person helps two or more parties resolve their dispute or conflict. As a member of the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) group, Thomas provides mediation services at the circuit court level.
A registered U.S. patent attorney and former engineer and program manager, Thomas is a shareholder in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. In this role, Thomas advises business and university clients, many of whom have both domestic U.S. and global IP portfolios, in a variety of markets. He provides his clients with a full spectrum of guidance regarding IP licensing and royalty strategy, technology law, IP acquisition strategies, IP enforcement and litigation, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) compliance, building and maintaining an enforceable IP asset portfolio, teaming/partnering strategies for global product roll-out, time-phased product and software development, joint ventures, agreements for engineering services, subcontractor management, supply chain management and related matters. Thomas remains engaged in prosecuting numerous patent and trademark applications before the USPTO and actively manages foreign patent and trademark filings in numerous foreign jurisdictions including jurisdictions in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. Thomas has defended challenged patents under the new Inter Partes Review (IPR) rules at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) as well as challenged and defended trademarks at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).