About Malin Haley DiMaggio & Bowen, P.A

Malin Haley DiMaggio & Bowen, P.A. was founded in 1969 (as Malin & Haley, P.A.) and is one of the premier patent law firms specializing in intellectual property law in the State of Florida.

The attorneys in the firm litigate before all federal and state courts and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the International Trade Commission and the World Intellectual Property Organization.

The firm’s principal focus is to assist clients in all phases of intellectual property related matters, from the simple to the complex. The firm’s attorneys concentrate in the areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and unfair competition, as well as counseling and assisting clients with respect to all aspects of technology-related legal issues, including patent protection for computer programs, business methods, copyright protection, and licensing of software.

The technical background of each of the firm’s attorneys places the firm in a position to serve as both advocate and advisor in virtually any area of technology.

The firm specializes in patent prosecution in a diverse range of technologies including, but not limited to, mechanical architecture, electro-mechanical devices, computers, local area networks, telecommunication systems, data processing in neural networks, digital message transmission, radar systems, medical instrumentation, flight simulation, global positioning systems, virtual reality, pneumatic systems and intelligent controllers and measuring devices.

Malin Haley DiMaggio & Bowen, P.A. currently employs seven patent and trademark attorneys. The firm is also associated on an of counsel basis with John C. Black, formerly Chief Patent Counsel to IBM with respect to their Personal Computer Division. A significant portion of the firm’s work is devoted to securing and defending intellectual property rights in foreign countries.

Malin Haley DiMaggio & Bowen, P.A. became one of the first intellectual property law firms in the United States to become certified under ISO 9000 international quality assurance standards.

The profile of the firm’s practice is as follows:


Advise clients regarding disclosure of ideas and inventions, confidentiality, and product development, conduct patentability studies for new inventions, render opinions with respect to validity and infringement of patents, as well as preparing, filing, and prosecuting patent applications throughout the world.


Advise clients in the adoption and use of trade or service marks, and domain name registrations, conduct availability searches and render opinions with respect to ownership and/or infringement of marks, and file and prosecute trademark and service mark applications throughout the world.


Advise clients regarding originality and copyright ownership as to all forms of expression such as literary works (including computer programs and databases), musical works (including accompanying words), dramatic works, pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works, architectural works, and sound recordings. Members of the firm specialize in all subject matter areas relating to computers.


Negotiate and draft license agreements covering all technology-related rights, including patent, copyright and trade secret rights, as well as advise clients with respect to the business arrangement that will best suit the client’s needs.


Analyze and advise clients of their legal rights and obligations and prepare strategy for assuring that those rights and obligations are met, prosecute and defend lawsuits relative to intellectual property rights in all state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as federal agencies such as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal Trade Commission, as well as negotiate settlements where appropriate.