Brian R. Gilchrist

Managing Shareholder

Mr. Gilchrist is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Intellectual Property Law. Board 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, over 100 trademark cases and over 75 copyright cases across the country. He is a member of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. ABOTA is an invitation-only national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges. Members must have tried at least 10 civil jury trials to conclusion and exhibit the virtues of civility, integrity, and professionalism to be invited to join.

Mr. Gilchrist has been rated an “AV” attorney by Martindale-Hubbell since 1996. An “AV” rating is the highest rating available. This rating signifies that the lawyer’s peers rank them at the top of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards. In addition, he has been listed on their Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. His list of honors includes being recognized consistently in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, including listed as among the top Managing Partners in Florida. He has been named in Best Lawyers in America, and Orlando Magazine’s Best Lawyers. Mr. Gilchrist has been selected as one of Florida’s Super Lawyers since 2006 and has been listed as one of the top 50 lawyers in Orlando across all fields of practice.

Mr. Gilchrist is an accomplished mediator, certified by the Florida Supreme Court since 2003 and has actively mediated over one hundred disputes, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets in a wide range of technologies. 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 has qualified as both a Mediator and Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and has been retained as an expert witness in intellectual property matters.  He is also a member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators. For additional information on Mr. Gilchrist’s mediation practice, please visit www.briangilchrist.com.

Mr. Gilchrist has acted as the firm’s managing shareholder since 2001. He has served on the Florida Bar’s Intellectual Property Certification Committee, including serving as chair of the committee. He is a Florida Bar Foundation Fellow member. Mr. Gilchrist has served on the 9th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee and is a member of the Florida Middle District Historical Society.

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 Patent Cases:

Lexmark International Inc. v. Universal Imaging Industries, LLC, 2023 U.S. Dist. Lexis 222412 (M.D.Fla. Dec. 14, 2023)

Rimco v. Dual-Tech, Inc., 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76762 (E.D. Tenn. Feb. 8, 2023)

Omega Patents, LLC v. CalAmp Corp., 13 F.4th 1361 (Fed. Cir. 2021)

Lexmark Int’l, Inc. v. Universal Imaging Indus., LLC, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117535, 2020 WL 3640535 (M.D. Fla., July 6, 2020)

Omega Patents, LLC v. CalAmp Corp., 920 F.3d 1337 (Fed. Cir. 2019)

Chico’s Fas, Inc. v. Clair, 676 Fed. Appx. 1006 (Fed. Cir. 2017)

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

Representative Trademark Cases:

Princess Pedicure Spas, Inc. v. Chisel Nail Art, LLC 2023 U.S. Dist. 176976 (M.D. Fla. August 31, 2023)

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

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

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

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

Representative Copyright Cases:

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

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

Representative Trade Secret Cases:

Valvetech, Inc. v. Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82469 (W.D.N.Y. May 6,2024)

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

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

Izea Worldwide, Inc. v. Demike, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 160361 (M.D. Fla. Sep. 20, 2019)

Audio Sys. Of Fla., Inc. v. Simplexgrinnell LP, 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23360 (M.D. Fla. Jul. 11. 2003)

Mobius Med. Sys., LP v. Sun Nuclear Corp., 2013 U.S. Dist. Lexis 175026 (S.D. Tex. Dec. 10, 2013)

Superchips, Inc. v. St. & Performance Elecs., Inc., 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23595 (M.D. Fla. Dec. 6, 2001)

zIT Consulting GmbH v. BMC Software, Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5346 (M.D. Fla. Jan. 15, 2016)

Vipre Sys. LLC v. NITV, LLC, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33632 (M.D. Fla. Apr 26. 2007)

Indus. Eng’g & Dev. V. Static Control Components, Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106526 (M.D. Fla. Aug 4, 2014)

Chico’s FAS, Inc. v. Clair, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 160857 (M.D. Fla. Nov. 30, 2015)

Other Notable Cases:

L.H. v. Dep’t of Children & Families, 331 So. 3d 1229 (Fla. 5th DCA 2022)

Wishinsky v. Choufani, 278 So. 3d 803 (Fla. 5th DCA 2019)

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

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


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  • 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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