Yongae Jun, Vice-President

Robert Rodriguez is a Registered Patent Attorney in the West Palm Beach office of Shutts & Bowen.  Rob serves clients in all phases of procuring and protecting their intellectual property.  In particular, Rob handles patent, trademark, and copyright litigation matters and also prepares and prosecutes trademark applications as well as patent applications covering a wide range of technologies.  Rob earned his law degree from Nova Southeastern University, graduating with honors at the top his class, and he earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida.  Prior to his law practice, Rob spent over 13 years as an electrical engineer working in the telecommunications industry where he was a key contributor on the design team for many successful electronic devices.  

Bryan Wilson is a Registered Patent Attorney in the Miami office of Carey Rodriguez Milian Gonya, LLP.  Bryan earned his law degree from the George Washington University Law School. His practice includes patent preparation and prosecution, patent litigation, inter partes review.  He serves clients in the chemical and semiconductor industries and has wide experience in emerging technologies such as 3-D printing, nanotechnology, organic semiconductors, flexible displays, metamaterials, and aerogels. Prior to law school, Bryan graduated from the University of Florida where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a master’s degree in Materials Science.  Bryan has previously worked as patent examiner with the US Patent and Trademark Office n the Semiconductor and Nanotechnology art unit and has volunteered as an associate editor and blogger for the Nanotechnology Law and Business Journal.

2017-2018 Executive Committee

Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida, Inc.

Yongae Jun is a Registered Patent Attorney who focuses her practice on patent and trademark prosecution and litigation. Prior to becoming an attorney, Yongae worked at Lockheed Martin as a member of the hardware group assigned to the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Simulator and as Lead Software Engineer on the gimbal servo-control software module for a new naval destroyer tracking system.  Yongae also served in the military for eight years, including combat duty in Iraq. She has to be the only patent attorney that can say she drove an H1 Hummer while simultaneously shooting an automatic rifle at the enemy. Yongae attended the University of Akron School of Law, the premier intellectual property law school in Ohio, where she graduated third in her class. During law school, Yongae earned the position of Intellectual Property Fellow for the Akron Law School Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology, where she worked closely with the director, Jeffrey M. Samuels, former Assistant Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Yongae also served as associate editor of the Akron Intellectual Property Law Journal, and she received awards for legal writing, research, and trademark prosecution. Yongae received her bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Akron, College of Engineering. Ms. Jun has extensive experience with trademarks as well as patents in the mechanical, electrical, software, and chemical arts.

Robert Rodriguez, Treasurer

Bryan Wilson, President