The Firm congratulates two new Associates, Kelly Malloy and Tyler Litwak, on passing the Florida Bar Exam. Partners John Cyril Malloy, III and Jennie S. Malloy attended the University of Miami School of Law’s Florida Bar Swearing-In Ceremony in support of Ms. Malloy and Mr. Litwak as they took the Oath of Attorney this morning. Ms. Malloy is now an Associate and Registered Patent Attorney in the Miami Office, and Mr. Litwak is an Associate splitting time between the Firm’s offices in Boca Raton and Miami. They both started with the Firm as Law Clerks and Patent Engineers in 2020.
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Firm Associate Cleo Suero Moderated a Federal Bar Association Co-Sponsored Webinar on NFTs and Copyrights
On August 24, 2022, Firm Associate, Cleo Suero, moderated a webinar titled “NFTs and Copyrights”, which was jointly presented by the International Law and Intellectual Property Law sections of the Federal Bar Association. As moderator, Cleo had the privilege of introducing the webinar’s two speakers, attorney Natalia C. Aranovich, Esq. and author Beverly Macy. Overall, the Webinar provided attendees a better understanding of copyright opportunities for visual artists in the Web-3 era. Attendees also gained an overall understanding of Blockchain technology as it relates to the new NFT trend and how that could be relevant to businesses going forward.
Congratulations to Firm Partner, John Cyril Malloy III, on being recognized in the 2022 edition of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. Selection for this exclusive roster, representing just 1.4% of Florida Bar members practicing in the state, is by peer nomination for achievement of a standard of excellence in their practice areas.
The Firm is proud to announce that Firm Partners, Jennie S. Malloy and John Cyril Malloy III, were selected by their peers to be recognized in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, for Intellectual Property Litigation and other areas in the Firm’s exclusive field of law. Both attorneys have been recognized since 2007 in Best Lawyers, one of the preeminent peer-reviewed listings of the best legal talent in the world.
The Firm is pleased to announce the selection of this year’s recipient of the “John Cyril Malloy Intellectual Property Law Endowed Memorial Scholarship” for an outstanding student, David Fernandez-Fidalgo, at the University of Miami School of Law. The Firm was pleased to endorse and confirm such a fine choice. If you would like to contribute to this scholarship endowment, information is available here. (in memo or designation, and enter full name of scholarship, as above).
Congratulations to Firm Partners, Jennie Malloy, Peter Matos, Oliver Ruiz, and John Cyril Malloy III on being named to this year’s list of SuperLawyers, and to Firm Senior Associate, W. John Eagan, on being named a Rising Star. Of note, Mr. Matos, Mr. Malloy, and Ms. Malloy, have been named Super Lawyers for more than ten years. Relying on a patented process of nominations, research, peer evaluation, and final selection of less than 5% of all attorneys, this Thompson-Reuters company produces one of the more reliable attorney rankings available.
Firm Partner, Meredith Frank Mendez, Chairs the 2022 Florida Bar IP Law Symposium, Associates Also Presenting
Firm Partner, Meredith Frank Mendez, is the Chairperson of the 2022 Florida Bar Intellectual Property Law Symposium, the premier event in the state for members of the IP Bar. Held at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables on April 28 and 29, the IP Symposium will feature a series of case study panel discussions covering a wide range of IP law topics, including a mock summary judgment argument before Honorable Lisette Reid from the Southern District of Florida and Honorable Julie S. Sneed from the Middle District of Florida, and the impact of the American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. case on Section 101 of the Patent Act case with panelist, Honorable Paul Michel, former Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit. Panel discussions will also include relevant new topics such as NFTs and Name, Image, and Likeness in college athletics. The IP Symposium will also have a panel with David Carson, one of the first Copyright Claims Officers at the U.S. Copyright Office to discuss the recently-formed Copyright Claims Board. Each of the panels is expected to cover some of the more advanced aspects of IP. The Keynote Speaker on Thursday is the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Drew Hirshfeld, who will be giving a “fireside chat” about many relevant topics, including the Trademark Modernization Act. The keynote speaker on Friday will be Dennis Crouch, author of the popular Patently-O blog that is regularly read by most U.S. patent law professionals. Firm Senior Associate, W. John Eagan, also will be presenting the patent section of the “Year in Review” program and Firm Associate, Cleo Suero, will moderate a panel about NFTs on April 29. For more information: https://member.floridabar.org/s/lt-event?id=a1R1R0000088zSaUAI#/Agenda%20-%20Speakers
The Firm congratulates Kelly Malloy, a Registered Patent Agent in the Miami office, on her recent tapping into the Iron Arrow Honor Society. Founded in 1926, Iron Arrow is the highest honor that can be bestowed at the University of Miami. The Society’s purpose is the protection, improvement, and general welfare of UM, and it is a recognized clan of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida. Additionally, Iron Arrow’s criteria for membership are scholarship, leadership, character, humility, and love of alma mater. Ms. Malloy is one of just 17 selected for membership this semester out of all students, faculty, staff, and alumni across all of UM’s undergraduate, graduate, medical, and law communities. She is a J.D. candidate and, upon completing the Florida Bar, the Firm looks forward to Ms. Malloy becoming a full-time Associate Attorney in the Fall.
In recognition of exemplary philanthropic service, the Baptist Health Foundation honored Firm Partner, John Cyril Malloy, III, with the prestigious “2021 Spark Award.” The Foundation raises funds to deliver cutting-edge healthcare to South Florida by supporting Baptist Health South Florida’s network of 12 hospitals and specialized institutes from Boca Raton to the Florida Keys. Unbeknownst to many, Baptist Health South Florida is a true non-profit that relies overwhelmingly on generous donors and grateful patients to render indigent and reduced-cost care throughout our communities, attract world-class medical talent to South Florida, build and modernize award-winning facilities in our very own neighborhoods, and seed the innovation of its healthcare professionals from new medical devices to innovative treatments. Mr. Malloy has been a member of the Foundation board since 2017 and – especially throughout the Covid-19 pandemic – he has worked tirelessly to “spark” that vital philanthropy. If you would like more information on how you can support the Baptist Foundation, including the many benefits of becoming a member of the Giving Society, please contact Mr. Malloy directly.
Kelly Malloy Receives Student Leadership Award from University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association
The Firm congratulates Kelly Malloy, Patent Engineer and Law Clerk, on her selection as this year’s recipient of the Joseph H. Bogosian Student Leadership Award from the University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association. The award was presented to Ms. Malloy at Miami Law’s 72nd Annual Homecoming Breakfast for her service as President of the Student Bar Association.