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AV Rated Business and IP Litigator Serving Florida

Stephen Milbrath

About Stephen

I am double Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Law and hold over 40 years of experience in law. 


I have substantial experience in the trial and appeals of complex cases of many kinds in all phases of intellectual property and business law, including patent and trademark cases, antitrust cases, copyright cases, and business and fraud disputes.

I serve on the Intellectual Property Committee and the Computer Law Committee of the Florida Bar.  I also served as an adjunct professor at the Levin Law Center of the University of Florida on the law of the internet. While in law school, where I was on the Law Review and graduated third in my class, I clerked for the then Chief Judge of the Oklahoma Court of Appeals, and later clerked for the Honorable George C. Young, Chief Judge, of the Middle District of Florida.


I was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida in the early 1980s, before entering private practice as a business and intellectual property trial lawyer.


I've lectured and published on various facets of the law, including copyright and antitrust law and frequently served as guardian ad litem for dependent children in conjunction with the Orange County Bar Association. I am the proud father of five children and nine grandchildren.

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"Never, never, never give up!"

-Winston Churchill 

Stephen D Milbrath,
Partner, Accel IP Law, PLLC

With decades of experience as a Double Board Certified Trial Attorney, I strive to provide my clients with sound legal advice on complex litigation issues, collaborating with patent and trademark lawyers and with general counsel to resolve business and IP disputes as efficiently as possible. 


I am a partner at Accel IP Law, PLLC, which has patent, trademark, and copyright practitioners and lawyers who engage in IP Licensing and litigation. I am board certified in business litigation and intellectual property law by The Florida Bar. 


My main office is in Orlando at 1137 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804. Direct line: 407-492-0259. My firm's Cocoa, Florida address is located in The Chase Building at 505 Brevard Ave, Suite 104, Cocoa, FL 32922. Phone number: 321-417-7500​

Introducing our law firm


Intellectual Property Litigation 

I work with patent attorneys on patent litigation issues and also trademark and copyright matters and related complex litigation and arbitrations. I have been published in the Florida Bar Journal and in other Bar publications on copyright issues and have a particular interest in copyright law. 


Complex Business Litigation

 I litigate business and commercial disputes, handle commercial arbitrations,and appeals in state and federal court. I have experience in fraud cases, contract disputes, and other complex business cases. 


Antitrust, Trade Regulation, Unfair Competition 

I have litigated antitrust, trade regulation and noncompete matters for plaintiffs and defendants for years. I was a co-author of one of the first Florida Bar Journal articles concerning the Florida Antitrust Act of 1980 (which won an award) and have handled many cases involving the noncompete provisions of Section 542.335, Florida Statutes.

Named "Lawyer of the Year"

       by Best Lawyers for

Litigation - Patent, Orlando 2015, 2017, 2019


News & Updates

Started New Job at Accel IP Law, PLLC

December — Litigation Partner

Orlando, Florida

I just moved my practice to Accel IP Law, in Cocoa and Orlando. We do intellectual property law, licensing, business litigation, trade regulation, antitrust law and trials and appeals of business cases.

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