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Andrei Iancu Confirmed as Director of United States Patent and Trademark Office

Andrei Iancu has been confirmed by the United States Senate as the next Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, and the next Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Iancu was confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 94-0.

The US Patent and Trademark Office Remains Open During Government Shutdown

At 12:01 AM on January 20, 2018, the United States Government went into shutdown based on impasse in congress over budgeting.  Of course, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is an agency of the United States Government.  The government shutdown applies to all “non-essential” government agencies.  For example, agencies that are considered as […]

Widerman Malek Paper Airplane Contest

On April 21st, the team members of Widerman Malek took to the skies in a colossal firm-wide paper airplane contest. Contestants had 24 hours to create the winning paper airplane to the best of their abilities. Some flew far, some flew short, and others crashed directly into the bushes. Bobby Dye, the firm’s Office Administrator, was ultimately victorious […]

NAWIC Block Kids Contest Comes to a Close

On Saturday, January 30th, The National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC) held their annual Block Kids Contest at Quest Elementary School. It was a fun event and enjoyed by all. The contest judges breakfast was sponsored by the law firm of Widerman Malek, PL. The competition is a free national event hosted by the local […]

Mark Malek Awarded 2015 Bernie Simpkins Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Widerman Malek Managing Partner, Mark Malek, was awarded the 2015 Bernie Simpkins Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Space Coast Business. The awards ceremony was held on December 1, 2015 at the Melbourne Hilton Rialto. Pictured below are Mark and Aileen Malek.

Widerman Malek Supports Bridges Foundation at Annual Wacky Tacky Golf Tournament

Attorneys and Staff from Widerman Malek, PL not only took part in, but stole the show, at the 1st Annual Wacky Tacky Golf Tournament held at Duran Golf Club on May 16, 2015 to support The Bridges Foundation. The Bridges Foundation supports the many services provided by Bridges. Just some of the services offered by Bridges includes home care for seniors, transitional homes for […]

Widerman Malek Attorneys Host Japanese Patent Attorneys

On Thursday April 23, 2015, the attorneys of Widerman Malek, PL, were honored to host Patent Attorneys Tatsuhiko Abe and Myeong-Cheol Woo of the Shiga International Patent Office at their Melbourne, Florida office. During the visit, Attorney Abe provided the United States Patent Attorneys and staff of Widerman Malek with updates to patent opposition proceedings […]

Why Are Patents Important?

A patent is important because it can help safeguard your invention.  It can protect any product, design or process that meets certain specifications according to its originality, practicality, suitability, and utility.  In most cases, a patent can protect an invention for up to 20 years. This time period starts soon as you file your patent.  […]

Kelly G. Swartz Joins Widerman Malek, PL

March 25, 2015 Contact: Mark Malek Tel. 321-255-2332 Email: mark@uslegalteam.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KELLY G. SWARTZ Widerman Malek, PL is pleased to announce that Kelly G. Swartz of Ingenuity Law has joined the firm as a Patent Attorney. Swartz, a member of the Florida bar, graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in […]

Widerman Malek, PL Supports Brevard PALS at Wine Tasting Event

On Friday March 6, 2014, Brevard PALS held their annual wine tasting event. PALS is an organization in Brevard County that “Provides Autism Links and Supports” and is associated with the University of Central Florida. The event was hosted by Mark and Aileen Malek, who are pictured above along with Widerman Malek, PL Paralegal Michelle […]

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