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Stephen Thomas Authors Non-Disclosure Agreements Article for Orlando Inno [Lowndes Tech]

September 09, 2021

Lowndes attorney Stephen Thomas authored an article entitled “Non-Disclosure Agreements: A Word to the Wise to Entrepreneurs” for Orlando Inno.


Stephen Thomas authored an article entitled “Non-Disclosure Agreements: A Word to the Wise to Entrepreneurs” for Orlando Inno, a multi-media platform launched in partnership with the Orlando Business Journal that covers headlines focused on innovation, technology and Central Florida startups.

The article discusses the importance of non-disclosure agreements for entrepreneurs and startup companies when meeting with potential investors, so as to avoid the possibility of confidential information and trade secrets falling into the hands of a competitor, without restriction on its use. [Read more]

This is an excerpt from a blog post originally written on Lowndes Tech.


Stephen

A registered U.S. patent attorney and former engineer and program manager, Stephen Thomas is a shareholder in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. In this role, he advises business and university clients, many of whom have both domestic U.S. and global IP portfolios, in a variety of markets.


Stephen provides his clients with a full spectrum of guidance regarding IP licensing and royalty strategy, technology law, IP acquisition strategiesIP enforcement and litigation, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) compliance, building and maintaining an enforceable IP asset portfolio, teaming/partnering strategies for global product roll-out, time-phased product and software development, joint ventures, agreements for engineering services, subcontractor management, supply chain management and related matters. He remains engaged in prosecuting numerous patent and trademark applications before the USPTO and actively manages foreign patent and trademark filings in numerous foreign jurisdictions including jurisdictions in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America.

Stephen has defended challenged patents under the new Inter Partes Review (IPR) rules at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) as well as challenged and defended trademarks at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).

An experienced litigator, Stephen has enforced intellectual property claims against Fortune 100 companies, as well as numerous general business and contract related matters, in both the Federal and state courts. He is also a frequent lecturer in IP and business matters for Central Florida business incubators, universities and other organizations.

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