Our attorneys assist with all components of securing and protecting intellectual property whether it is preparing U.S. federal applications, responding to USPTO Office Actions, litigating infringements, filing international applications or other matters affecting your business operations.
We are happy to assist finding solutions to your intellectual property needs and we appreciate the investment involved with protecting your ideas.
Marilyn S. Young
Marilyn enjoys representing clients in all aspects of trademark and copyright matters from the initial application to proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She also routinely assists clients with basic estate planning, for profit and non-for profit company formations and business transactions.
Marilyn worked several years in health care before joing the firm and holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of North Florida, Jacksonville and a Master’s Degree in Science with Honors from the University of North Florida. In prior careers Marilyn worked as a licensed medical laboratory technologist and health care administrator. She is very knowledgeable in long term care issues affecting the elderly.
Marilyn earned a Juris Doctorate from Florida Coastal School of Law, in Jacksonville, Florida. During law school, she was a staff editor of the Law Review honors program. She is licensed to practice as an attorney in the State of Florida and admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Marilyn joined the firm in 2008 and was admitted to The Florida Bar in 2009.
When not working on legal matters, Marilyn enjoys beekeeping, gardening and spending time with family. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of River City Science Academy and the Small Farms Advisory Council through the Duval County Agriicultural Exension Office.
Mark J. Young
Mark represents clients in intellectual property matters and technology transactions. His major responsibilities at the firm are in handling patent matters, IP litigation, infringements, business acquisitions and corporate issues.
Mark earned a B.S. degree, with honors, in aerospace engineering from Polytechnic University, New York in 1988; a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Dayton, Ohio in 1994; and, while working full-time as a patent attorney, an LL.M. degree, with high honors, in intellectual property law from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1995.
He is a member of the Florida Bar (admitted 1995) and admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. District Courts for the Middle District of Florida, and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Since 1994 he has represented many large companies, small businesses and individual inventors in a wide array of patent, trademark, copyright and transactional matters.
Prior to practicing law, Mark worked for several years as an engineer on various research and development projects sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense. He has extensive experience in design and development of propulsion systems, computer programs and embedded systems. From 1997 through 2001 Mark served as an adjunct professor of Intellectual Property Law at the Florida Coastal School of Law.