Brian R. Gilchrist

Managing Shareholder

Mr. Gilchrist is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in the area of Intellectual Property Law. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar for competency, experience professionalism and ethics in an area of law. He has substantial experience in all phases of intellectual property litigation, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, deceptive trade practices and restrictive covenants. Mr. Gilchrist has been attorney of record in over 200 patent cases across the country, over 100 trademark cases and over 75 copyright cases.


Mr. Gilchrist has been rated an “AV” attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available, since 1996. He is listed on their “Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.” In addition, he has been recognized in Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, Best Lawyers in America and Orlando Magazine’s Best Lawyers.

In addition, Mr. Gilchrist is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a mediator and has qualified as both a Mediator and Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.  He has been appointed as a mediator by Judges of the District Courts of Florida and by private parties seeking to resolve their disputes.  He is also a member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators. For additional information on mediation, please visit www.briangilchrist.com.

Mr. Gilchrist is the firm’s managing shareholder and serves on the Florida Bar’s Intellectual Property Certification Committee. He is a Florida Bar Foundation Fellow member and a member of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Gilchrist serves on the 9th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee.

In addition to his other activities, Mr. Gilchrist volunteers to act as a Guardian ad Litem for abused and neglected children through the Orange County Legal Aid Society.  Through those efforts, he has received Awards of Excellence and numerous Certificates of Appreciation. He has represented over 100 children in his role as a Guardian ad Litem.

Representative Cases:

C.R.F. v. Dep’t of Children & Families, 2018 Fla. App. LEXIS 4951 (Fla 5th DCA 2018)

Taser Int’l, Inc. v. Phazzer Elecs., Inc., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 215407 (M.D. Fla. Oct. 11, 2017)

Omega Patents, LLC v. Calamp Corp., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 186645 (M.D. Fla. Sept. 22, 2017)

Fowler v. Belniak, 232 So. 3d 387 (Fla 5th DCA 2017)

Chico’s Fas, Inc. v. Clair2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 2313 (Fed. Cir. 2017)

Anand Vidar LLC v. Evans Grp., Inc., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 127471, 2017 WL 8468213 (M.D. Fla. Aug.10, 2017)

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. v. royalcaribean.com,  2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 3447, (11th Cir. 2017)

Home Design Servs. v. Turner Heritage Homes, Inc., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 135934, 2017 WL 3670179 (N.D. Fla. July 26, 2017)

Yellowfin Yachts, Inc. v. Barker Boatworks, LLC, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 149754 (M.D. Fla. Nov. 4, 2015)

Mike Murphy’s Enters. v. Fineline Industries, LLC, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150670 (E.D. Cal. Oct. 31, 2016)

Omega Patents, LLC v. CalAmp Corp., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 174577 (M.D. Fla. Jan. 5, 2016)

Advanced Media Networks, LLC v. Harris Caprock Communs., Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 182949 (M.D. Fla. Oct. 28, 2015)

Malibu Boats, LLC v. Nautique Boat Co., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 178960 (E.D. Tenn. Jan. 26, 2015)

Indus. Eng’g & Dev., Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 141821 (M.D. Fla. Oct. 6, 2014)

Diamondback Firearms, LLC v. Saeilo, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 156895 (M.D. Fla. Nov. 1, 2012)

Am. Tech. Inc. v. Am. Future Tech. Corp., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33992 (M.D. Fla. Mar. 14, 2012)

Advanced Cartridge Techs., LLC v. Lexmark Int’l, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 190851 (M.D. Fla. Mar. 26, 2012)

Omega Patents, LLC v. Skypatrol, LLC, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 100833 (S.D. Fla. June 19, 2012)

Sportcrete Ltd. v. Sternberg, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 73721 (M.D. Fla. July 7, 2011)

Harris Corp. v. Fed. Express Corp., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 91895 (M.D. Fla. Aug. 16, 2011)


Phone: 407-841-2330

Fax: 407-841-2343

  • 1989: Texas
  • 1988: Florida
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh and Federal Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Middle, Northern, and Southern Districts of Florida
  • United States Supreme Court
  • 1988: University of Texas, J.D.
  • 1985: Texas State University, B.S., cum laude
  • The Florida Bar
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • Recognized in Florida Trend’s 2019 Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Super Lawyers 2006-2018, Top 50 Orlando
  • Best Lawyers in America, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Patent
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite
  • AV Preeminent® Top Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell™
  • Orlando Magazine’s Best Lawyers

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