ABOUT ME

Stephen D Milbrath,
Partner, Accel IP Law, PLLC

  • Litigation of Intellectual Property Law Disputes: patent, copyright and trademark cases

  • Defending and prosecuting complex business cases in court and in arbitration 

  • Advising clients on licensing disputes and trade regulation issues

  • Defending and prosecuting noncompete cases

  • Representing employees and employers in trade secret disputes

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My Mission

I strive to forge long-term client relationships founded on mutual trust, honesty, and commitment to resolving contested matters fairly and efficiently and with professionalism.

​Experience

Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Litigation 

  • Complex Business Litigation

  • Antitrust, Trade Regulation, Unfair Competition 

 

Admitted:
  • The Florida Bar (Since 1977) United States Supreme Court

  • United States Court of Appeals: Federal, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits

  • United States District Courts: Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida

 

Education:
  • 1976: J.D., Oklahoma City University

  • 1973: M.S. P.A., Florida State University

  • 1972: B.A., University of Central Florida

 

Affiliantions:
  • Adjunct Lecturer in Internet Law, University of Florida, Levin Law Center (2002-03)

  • The Florida Bar: Business Law Section, Intellectual Property Committee, Computer and Cyber Law Committee Orange County and Lake County Bar Associations

  • The Federalist Society

Recent Professional History:
  • ​Byrd Campbell, P.A., Winter Park, Fl: Manager of Intellectual Property Litigation: Feb. 2017 to Dec. 2020.

  • Allen, Dyer, Milbrath, Gilchrist, & Doppelt, P.A., Orlando, Fl: Nov. 1991 to Feb. 2017: Shareholder: Intellectual Property Litigation and Business and Antitrust Litigation

  • Litchford, Christopher & Milbrath, P.A., Orlando, Fl: Dec. 1986 to Nov. 1991: Shareholder: Intellectual Property Litigation, Antitrust and Business Litigation

Select Representative Cases:
  • George & Co, LLC v. Spin Master Corp., 2018 WL 5268754 (M.D. Fla. Sept. 13, 2018) (Trademark)

  • Subic Bay Marine v. JV China, 257 So.3d 1139 (Fla. 5th DCA 2018)(General Jurisdiction)

  • Silvers v. Verbata, Inc., 2017 WL 12752 (M.D. Fla. Dec 1, 2017) (Copyright)

  • Holding Co. Of The Villages v. Little John’s, 2017 WL 6319549 (M.D. Fla. Dec. 11, 2017) (Trademark dilution)

  • Silvers v. Verbata, Inc., 2017 WL 12752 (M.D. Fla. Dec 1, 2017) (Copyright Ownership )

  • Naxos Rights US, Inc. v. Wyatt, 2016 WL 5724064 (M.D. Fla. Feb. 29, 2016) (Copyright Ownership) Sweepstakes Patent Co., LLC v. Burns, 610 Fed. Appx. 1006 (Fed. Cir. 2015) (Patent)

Recognition:
  • ​Guardian ad Litem Award of Excellence, 2011-2016,

 

The Award is presented to an attorney who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to pro bono case work for Orange County Bar Legal Aid Society Clients over several years. Mr. Milbrath has been a pro bono panel member since 1992 and has primarily taken Guardian ad Litem (legal guardian) cases. He has assisted 30 children and provided over 300 hours on closed cases in the last 10 years.

 

  • Florida Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers of America

  • Florida Trend Legal Elite

  • Orlando Magazine Best Lawyers: 2010-2020 

  • Orlando Magazine’s Top Legal Professionals: Regularly since 2009 

  • AV Preeminent® Top Rated Lawyer, by Martindale-Hubbell TM Managing Intellectual Property magazine: IP Star, 2014