Michael L. Leetzow

Orlando-area attorney delivering results in patents, trademarks, and copyrights with superior client service for more than 20 years

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Firm Overview

Michael L. Leetzow, P.A. is an intellectual property law firm based in Sanford, Florida, and serving clients throughout the world. Practicing for more than 20 years, attorney Michael Leetzow is Board Certified Specialist who handles patent, trademark and copyright cases. If you need legal assistance with a patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, licensing matters, or non-compete agreements, Michael has the skills, experience and commitment to take your case.

Attorney Michael L. Leetzow is respected by clients and peers alike, earning an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell for his high ethical standards and professional ability. Clients benefit from the large-firm experience and small law firm service by having:

Skilled representation - Practicing for more than 20 years, I am an experienced in patent and trademark prosecution, able to provide litigation support and oversight, and advise clients regarding all intellectual property matters.

Superior client service - I provide each client with personal attention throughout their case. I am accessible and responsive, answering questions and promptly returning calls and email messages. I continually update my clients on the progress of their matters, and they feel comfortable with my approach to matters and representation.

Focused knowledge - I have dedicated my boutique firm to intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret cases. I am also certified in Intellectual Property Law by the Florida Bar.
Main Office

Main Office
2393 Crest Ridge Court
Sanford  FL  32771

Phone
  • (407) 302-9970
Fax
  • (407) 302-9973
Intellectual Property
Sanford/Orlando lawyer with more than 20 years of experience safeguards your intellectual property through patents, trademarks, and copyrights.
You have concepts, designs, ideas, inventions, brands, slogans and innovations, which bring value to your company or endeavor. Attorney Michael L. Leetzow has more than 20 years of experience maintaining the value of that intellectual property through:
-Patents
-Copyrights
-Trademarks
-Trade secrets

Filing and protecting your patent:
Your inventions and innovations are protected through patents issued by the U.S. Patent Office. After consultation, we may perform a patent search to determine whether there is a similar invention. If your invention is unique, I can file a patent application to protect it. If another person or company infringes upon your patent rights, I can pursue all available remedies to stop production and obtain compensation.

Registering your copyrights:
You have a copyright when you put your creative work into a tangible form, such as a book, photograph, musical composition, computer program or movie. However, you should register that copyright with the Copyright Office. At Michael L. Leetzow, P.A., I can help you register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office to protect it from unauthorized use, reproduction or distribution.

Preserving your business image through your trademarks:
A trademark protects your commercial branding, logo, picture or design from use by others. Even use of a confusingly similar look, name or logo can constitute trademark infringement. I will file for your trademark registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. If infringement occurs, we can seek an injunction to stop further use and collect damages.

Safeguarding your business' trade secrets:
A formula, recipe, method, process or plan distinctive to your business constitutes a trade secret. Trade secrets are intrinsic to the success of your company and give you the competitive edge. When these unique functions are revealed, your company's value is compromised. At Michael L. Leetzow, P.A., I help you protect your business through nondisclosure agreements and employment protocol. If an employee or outside party discloses protected information, I can minimize damage to your company and pursue your legal remedies.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Michael has always been inquisitive about the way things worked. This carried over to his post-secondary education, where he studied radiation physics for both the nuclear power industry as well as in the medical field. The intellectual property field allows Michael to still satisfy this curiosity.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Michael L. Leetzow has been a client as well as an attorney. Starting out in a large strictly-IP law firm in Washington DC , Michael learned all the necessary skills to protect the clients' IP assets. Then moving in-house to a multinational company, he was not only the attorney, but also a client of outside law firms. As a result, he brings a unique perspective to his practice; one that allows him to better understand his clients' concerns and point of view.

Michael L. Leetzow, B.C.S.

ISLN: 901695497
Member

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property (100%)

Bar admissions:
-Georgia, 1991 (Inactive)
-Florida and District of Columbia, 1992
-Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office
-U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Education:
-BSHP, Georgia Institute of Technology, with Hightest Honors
-MS, University of Florida
-JD, Washington College of Law, The American University

Professional associations:
-American Intellectual Property Law Association
-American Bar Association
-Federal Circuit Bar Association

Languages: German

A Florida board-certified intellectual property lawyer, Mr. Leetzow previously practiced intellectual-property law at two large Washington DC intellectual property law firms and a Fortune 500 company. He has extensive patent prosecution experience in the fields of medical devices and medical imaging (CT, MRI, ultrasound), golf clubs and related devices, office products, flour-milling equipment and processes, and fiber optic devices and processes. Also, he has experience in trademark prosecution and infringement issues. He has served as an expert witness for patent and royalty issues in a litigation where the jury awarded the client more than $550 million in damages, and the case later settled for $1.35 billion.
Education
  • Washington College of Law, The American University
    Juris Doctorate
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