Robert Kain

ROBERT KAIN

Intellectual Property Attorney | Partner


Robert Kain has practiced intellectual property law for more than three decades. He is Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law by the Florida Bar and was a founding member of the Intellectual Property Certification Committee appointed by the President of the Florida Bar.

Robert has been honored as AV Rated with Martindale Hubble and with the Super Lawyers Award. Ultimately, he was appointed Chairman of that Committee. He is past Chairman of the Computer and Technology Law Committee of the Florida Bar. Robert also lead a three year effort by the Florida Bar Business Law Section to enact a new Florida law, the Computer Abuse and Data Recovery Act (CADRA), F.S. 668.801 which provides a civil remedy for businesses who suffer losses when their computer systems are hacked by unauthorized users. Robert was Chairman of the CADRA task force.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ATTORNEY/PARTNER

He has B.E. Degree in Electrical Engineering and Law Degree from Vanderbilt University. Robert drafted his first computer system patent in 1982 working as patent counsel for General Electric. Since that time, he has authored hundreds of computer program patents and has published more than three law review and journal articles on computer and Internet law. He secures patent and trademark rights, both domestically and internationally for his clients. Robert also litigates patent, trademark, copyright and Internet related disputes throughout the United States, in District courts and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He is well versed in the highly technical fields of computer and Internet law.

He is a registered patent attorney with the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to the Bars of Florida, New York, the District of Columbia, numerous U.S. District Courts and many U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Robert taught patent law, as an adjunct professor of law, at Nova Southeastern University Law School, continues to lecture at various CLE seminars and has published over 10 law review and law related articles in the I.P. field.

 

His tech-forward publications include: Florida’s New FinTech Sandbox Statute Removes Barriers to Innovation in Digital & Cryptocurrency Servicing, Fla. Bar Business Law Section, Nov. 3, 2021, co-author Zachary L. Catanzaro; Patients as Peers: Blockchain Based EHR and Medical Information Commons Models of HITECH Act Compliance, 44 NSU Nova Law Review, pg. 289, Spring 2020, co-author Zachary L. Catanzaro; The Revolution Will Be Memorialized: Blockchain Smart Contract Use Cases, Fla. Bar Jour. Vol. 94, No. 5, Sept. 2019, co-author Zachary L. Catanzaro; The New Computer Abuse and Data Recovery Act, F.S. 668.801: A Business Tool Against Computer Hacking, Fla. Bar Journal, Jan. 2016, Vol 90, No. 1; and Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act – Employee Hacking:  Legal in California and Virginia But Illegal in Miami, Dallas, Chicago and Boston, Fla. Bar Journal, Jan. 2013, Vol 2013, No. 1.

He is a registered patent attorney with the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to the Bars of Florida, New York, the District of Columbia, numerous U.S. District Courts and many U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Robert taught patent law, as an adjunct professor of law, at Nova Southeastern University Law School, continues to lecture at various CLE seminars and has published over 10 law review and law related articles in the I.P. field.

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