Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, a leading intellectual property (IP) specialist guide, recognizes the top practitioners in private practice for patent and trademark capabilities in their annual publication. Woody and Joseph were among only 27 total recognized Florida practitioners in the “2023 IP STARS” rankings, which encompassed more than 70 jurisdictions. Joseph was recognized as a patent star, and for the fifth consecutive year, Woody was recognized for his work in both patent and trademark matters. To view the “2023 IP STARS” list, click here.
IP STARS, a leading intellectual property (IP) specialist guide, annually ranks outstanding practitioners worldwide in their respective fields. According to Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, the research for selecting IP STARS covers contentious and non-contentious IP work and is carried out by an experienced team of research analysts and journalists in offices in Hong Kong, London and New York. The guide's global research analysts obtain information from thousands of firms, IP practitioners and their clients through interviews, email and online surveys, and conduct their own independent research, including an analysis of publicly available information, such as court or IP office data.
About Woodrow "Woody" H. Pollack
Woodrow “Woody” H. Pollack is a partner in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen, where he is a member of the Intellectual Property practice group. Woody is Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law by The Florida Bar. He focuses his practice on litigating complex patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret disputes. He litigates matters in state and federal courts as well as patent validity issues before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He also counsels clients extensively in developing patent and trademark portfolios.
About Joseph W. Bain
Joseph W. Bain is a partner in the West Palm Beach office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. A Martindale Hubbell AV® rated attorney, Joe is part of the inaugural class of attorneys Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law. His counseling and IP portfolio management expertise is complemented by over 25 years of IP litigation experience in various district courts throughout the nation and several trials before the International Trade Commission.