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Mark Terry

Mark Terry


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As a recognized expert in patent and trademark law, Mark Terry is regularly featured in publications and journals. Click here to see some of the publications in which he’s been featured.

You can read Mr. Terry’s almost daily insights on patent and trademark law, especially current happenings at the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, visit his acclaimed patent blog at http://www.floridapatentlawyerblog.com.

Last year, Mark Terry was voted as a Rising Star in the field of Intellectual Property Law by the SuperLawyers legal publication.

Work Experience


Mr. Terry started his career as a software engineer

for the engineering firm of Trident Systems in the Washington D.C. area. For over five years, Mr. Terry researched and developed numerous software applications for the Army, Navy and Department of Defense in a wide variety of areas, including requirements engineering, traceability, situational awareness, neural networks, target recognition, trajectory paths and high fidelity simulations. He developed software on an assortment of platforms, including Windows, Unix and Linux and in a range of programming languages, including C++, Pascal, Fortran 77, and Visual Basic.


Mr. Terry continued his career as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

He was a member of Technology Center 2700 and examined patent applications for a wide range of technologies including database access, data storage, database management systems and data display methods. As a Patent Examiner, Mr. Terry graduated from first year Examiner training at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Academy. While at the USPTO, Mr. Terry worked on multiple controversial and high profile cases, including patent applications related to Y2K solutions and Amazon patent applications.

Subsequent to his stint as a Patent Examiner, Mr. Terry worked as a patent associate for the D.C.-area intellectual property law firm of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein and Fox, recognized to be among the top patent law firms in the United States. At Sterne Kessler, Mr. Terry represented multiple Fortune 500 companies, such as Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Company, Silicon Graphics, Inc. and MIPS. Mr. Terry practiced patent preparation and prosecution, as well as litigation support.

Before founding the Office of Mark Terry, Esq., Mark worked as a patent associate for the prestigious Florida law firm of Holland & Knight. With more than 1200 lawyers throughout the United States and abroad, Holland & Knight is among the 10 largest law firms in the world and the second largest law firm in Florida. At Holland & Knight, Mr. Terry continued representing large blue-chip corporations, such as IBM, Motorola and Dole USA in the areas of patent preparation and prosecution, trademark prosecution, and the like.

Mr. Terry also currently serves as of-counsel to the reputable intellectual property law firm of DiSanto, LLP – a boutique New York/Miami law firm providing sophisticated yet cost-effective legal representation to established and emerging businesses. The firm represents an impressive roster of U.S. and international clients, including Fortune 500 corporations, middle market companies, and small businesses and entrepreneurs.


Mark Terry received a Bachelor of Science degree in the subjects of Physics and Mathematics at the American University in Washington DC. He also did graduate work in the Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate program at Louisiana State University.

Mr. Terry was further a Physics Fellow at the University of Michigan Department of Astronomy in Ann Arbor, MI where he worked on rare star emissions and a Physics Visiting Fellow at the Stanford University Linear Accelerator Center in Palo Alto, CA where he worked on spin physics measuring projects.

Mr. Terry later received a Juris Doctor degree, with a concentration in the Intellectual Property Sequence, from George Mason University School of Law, in Arlington VA.


Mark Terry is a member of the Florida Bar, thereby admitted to all state courts in Florida. Mark is a member of the 2007 inaugural class to be Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law by the Florida Bar. Mr. Terry is also currently a member of the Florida Bar Intellectual Property Certification Committee, which is the body charged with vetting applicants for board certification, as well as preparing the exam taken by the applicants.

Mr. Terry is further a member of the federal United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

He is also a member of the federal Patent Bar, thereby registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.

Mr. Terry is also a member of the Intellectual Property Section of the American Bar Association and the Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida.


Mark Terry speaks fluent Spanish. Se habla Español.


Click here to see some of the publications in which he’s been featured.

Derek Fahey

Derek Fahey


[email protected] / 954.332.3584

Derek Fahey is a patent attorney licensed to practice by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He specializes in intellectual property litigation and prosecution, including acquiring patents, trademarks and copyrights and protecting trade secrets. Derek utilizes various resources to formulate intellectual property strategies to assist companies in reaching their goals. Derek has litigated cases through trial obtaining successful jury verdicts, utilizing his litigation experience to enforce his clients’ intellectual property rights and to advocate for his clients in various business disputes. Derek uses a pragmatic approach when advising his clients regarding their legal matters. Derek immigrated to Florida from the Caribbean island of Trinidad with his family in 1989. Derek graduated from Florida State University magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, a minor in Mathematics and as member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. After graduating, Derek worked in the energy sector as a Senior Field Engineer for Schlumberger, an oilfield service company, in various locations throughout the world including Algeria, Canada, France and various parts of the United States. At Schlumberger he managed a team of technicians engaged in oilfield exploration and conducted and interpreted petrophysical surveys utilizing sophisticated electrical equipment. Derek left Schlumberger to return to Florida to work for Florida Power & Light (“FPL”) as an Engineering Project Manager. At FPL, he designed electrical distribution infrastructure for various large scale commercial projects, such as the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Dania Jai-Alai and numerous commercial buildings. Derek left FPL to pursue a career in intellectual property law, attending law school at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. There he specialized in intellectual property and graduated on the Dean’s List. At the University of Florida, Derek developed a love for the courtroom and received the “Book Award” for his Trial Advocacy Clinic. While in law school, he interned at a prestigious Florida intellectual property law firm as well as the Office of Technology Licensing at the University of Florida. In his spare time, Derek enjoys fishing, surfing, golf and actively volunteering with the Knights of Columbus.

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