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Protecting intellectual property is a must for any business. This step can lead to success for your business as you bring your idea or product to the market. Our legal team understands the importance of intellectual property. We work with inventors, business owners, and entertainers to safeguard those ideas. With our help, we can protect your copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets.
You have spent many hours perfecting your ideas and products; you deserve experienced legal advice to keep them safe. Our professional team is committed to provide you with the right advice to market and protect all that intellectual property in your business portfolio.
Our attorneys offer the highest quality legal services for entrepreneurs, solo inventors, small to midsize business owners, and Fortune 100 clients in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and South America.
Dorothie Laguerre Smith
Dorothie Laguerre Smith is a managing partner at IPS Legal Group, Orlando Patent Attorneys, P.A. Dorothie has the knowledge and experience to advise business owners and inventors on their intellectual property rights.
Dorothie has the knowledge and experience to advise business owners and investors on their intellectual property rights. She is registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a Registered Patent Attorney. In addition to that, she has been invited to speak about trade secrets, copyrights, patents, and trademarks.
Her experience extends to other areas of the industry. Dorothie worked at the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a Patent Examiner, where she determined eligibility for patent applications in several areas. During that time, she examined applications for broadcast engineering, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotic surgical devices, video conferencing, packet switching, real-time multimedia communications, and multiplexing.
Along with that, Dorothie has experience as an Electrical Engineer, where she worked at Siemens Gamesa (a Fortune 500 company) as part of a team that created, designed, and manufactured wind turbines.
For her legal experience, Dorothie is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Mercer University School of Law, where she trains the next generation of attorneys. She received her Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Barry University School of Law.
Joycelyn S. Brown, Esq. is the managing partner at IPS Legal Group, P.A. She received her Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and spent several years as an engineer in the semiconductor field. In 2008, Ms. Brown received her law degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 2008.After law school, Ms. Brown was an associate at one of Florida’s most respected law firms, representing companies in a wide range of legal matters, such as complex litigation, employment issues, intellectual property, and contract disputes. Along with that, Ms. Brown served as a law clerk to Judge Marcia Cooke on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Outside of the legal field, Ms. Brown was active in the Miami-Dade community as the President of the Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association, Dade-County Bar Association member, and an advocate for women’s sports. Ms. Brown has received many accolades, including being recognized as one of the top 40 Under 40 Black Professionals in Miami for 2015. In addition to that, Ms. Brown teaches as an adjunct professor at Miami-Dade College.