Coleman Watson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in Orlando, FL

Watson LLP
 | 189 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 810
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-315-1939
Fax: 407-377-6688
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (50%),
  • Intellectual Property (20%),
  • Technology Transactions (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

In trademarks, patent law and intellectual property, Coleman Watson represents clients in Georgia, New York, Florida and California. A managing partner at Watson LLP, his practice areas include copyright registration, trademark prosecution, patent prosecution, intellectual property licensing, data privacy and breach response, cryptocurrency and virtual currency, videogames and eSports, and litigation and government investigations.

Registered by the United States Patent & Trademark Office as a patent attorney, Mr. Watson was named by Orlando Business Journal as one of the Forty Under 40 in 2016. Orlando Magazine also named him one of Orlando’s Best Lawyers, and in intellectual property litigation, Best Lawyers in America has named him a Best Lawyer since 2018.

Mr. Watson is admitted to practice in New York, Georgia, Florida and California. He is also admitted before a long list of federal courts, which include the following: the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal District, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

At Georgia Institute of Technology, he first graduated with a Bachelor of Science before earning his Juris Doctor from New York Law School. Mr. Watson also earned a Master of Laws from New York Law School and is a member of the New York City Bar Association, the National Association of Patent Practitioners, the Atlanta Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the National Urban League, the Federal Bar Association and the intellectual property committee of the Orange County Bar Association.

 
Practice Areas
  • 50%Intellectual Property Litigation
  • 20%Intellectual Property
  • 10%Technology Transactions
  • 10%Business Litigation
  • 10%Appellate
Focus Areas

Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2020 Rising Stars: 2019

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About Coleman Watson

Admitted: 2009, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.watsonllp.com/attorneys/1

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Orange County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Committee
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Judicial Relations Committee
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Bench Bar Fund Committee
  • National Urban League
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • National Association of Patent Practitioners
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Citrus Club, Young Executives Board of Directors
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Lawyer’s Association
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • California Bar  Florida Bar Georgia Bar New York Bar United States Patent & Trademark Office Bar

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Represent incarcerated prisoners for constitutional law issues. 

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “Recent Court Ruling’s Impact on the False Claims Act,” Physicians Practice, (November 2016). “Protecting Data Analytics from Litigation,” Today’s General Counsel, (November 2016). “Obtaining Approval from the Federal Drug Administration for Medical Devices,” Nona hood News, (July 2016). “Bitcoin: The Next Electronic Payment Revolution for Law Firms,” Daily Report (April 2016). "Data Privacy Breaches: Organizing a Data Breach Incident-Response Team," InsideCounsel (April 2016). “Using Bitcoin as a Currency,” VC-List (March 2016). “Judicial Profile: The Honorable Mary S. Scriven, U.S. District Judge,” The Federal Lawyer, Federal Bar Association, Vol. 62, No. 2 (March 2015). “Judicial Profile: The Honorable Karla R. Spaulding, U.S. Magistrate Judge,” The Federal Lawyer, Federal Bar Association, Vol. 60, No. 10 (December 2013). “Echoes of the Lone Dissenter: Copyright Registration as a Claim Processing Rule,” The Briefs, Orange County Bar Association, Vol. 80, No. 2 (2012). “Money Laundering through Virtual Worlds,” Orange County Bar Association, Technology Law Committee, CLE Seminar (2012).
  • Editor,  New York Law School Law Review

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Florida Election Commission v. Hartselle
  • Fitness Industry Advisory, LLC v. Gold’s Gym
  • McLeod v. CSGO Lotto, Inc.
  • Federal Trade Commission v. CSGO Lotto, Inc.
  • Hawaiiweb, Inc. v. Experience Hawaii, Inc.
  • Costa v. Treehouse Island, Inc.
  • Flogrown, LLC v. Dixie Heritage, LLC
  • Nutrition Distribution, LLC v. Juggernaut Nutrition, LLC
  • Owen Mumford USA, Inc. v. Oeschger
  • Galaxy Restaurants Catering Group, LP v. Parliament Partners, Inc.
  • Enso LLC v. Enso Rings, LLC
  • Tech Traders, LLC v. Insuladd Environmental, LTD
  • $500,000.00 settlement in copyright infringement action., 2019
  • $1.8m settlement in trademark infringement action. , 2019

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Top 40 Under 40, 2016
  • Top Orlando Lawyers , 2017

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Science, General Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2001
  • Juris Doctor, New York Law School, 2009
  • Master of Laws, Financial Services, New York Law School, 2010

Industry Groups

  • Intellectual Property
  • Technology
  • Video Game
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Office Location for Coleman Watson

189 S. Orange Avenue
Suite 810
Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: 407-315-1939

Fax: 407-377-6688

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Last Updated: 2/5/2020

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