Terry M. Sanks

Terry M. Sanks

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Orlando, FL

Beusse Wolter Sanks & Maire, PLLC
 | 390 North Orange Avenue, Suite 2500
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-926-7707
Fax: 407-926-7720
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property (60%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (30%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Mr. Sanks is a registered patent attorney with experience in all areas of intellectual property law including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade dress, trade secrets, and unfair competition. Representing clients nationally and internationally, his patent preparation and prosecution experience is in such technical fields as electrical, electro-mechanical, optics, mechanical, and software as applicable in various areas including mobile technology, military systems, transportation systems, appliances, household products, building technologies, medical devices, manufacturing, additive manufacturing, and communications. He also has experience with Internet law, technology law and intellectual property business related matters. Mr. Sanks’ intellectual property litigation experience includes patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, trade dress infringement, theft of trade secrets, unfair competition, computer fraud, and technology related cases. Mr. Sanks has served as a member of the adjunct faculty for both the Barry University School of Law and the Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University College of Law. Mr. Sanks has been appointed to the Federal Court Practice Committee of the Florida Bar through 2016. In addition to his pro bono representation of children as a Guardian Ad Litem, he is also active in the Florida Bar as a member of the Intellectual Property Law Committee (currently serving as 2nd vice chairperson) of the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar and as a member of the Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section of the Florida Bar.


About Terry Sanks

Admitted: 1998, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.bwsmiplaw.com/attorney-profile/terry-m-sanks


  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© publication in the fields of Patent Law, Trademark Law and Copyright Law, Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America, 2016
  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale HubbellTM, AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell
  • IP Stars:  Based on his patent prosecution, IP litigation, trademark, copyrights, unfair completion, trade secrets, and licensing work, Terry Sanks was recognized in Managing IP's publication World IP Handbook, as one of its IP Stars, which highlights the country's leading intellectual property attorneys nominated by their peers and in-house counsel. Inclusion is based on surveys and interviews conducted by the magazine., IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Since 1999, Mr. Sanks has severed his community as a Guardian Ad Litem. 

Educational Background:

  • 1998, J.D., Florida State Univerity College of Law; 1992, M.S. Engineering, California State University, Fresno ("Fresno State"); 1987, B.S. Electrical Engineering, Tuskegee University
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Office Location for Terry M. Sanks

390 North Orange Avenue
Suite 2500
Orlando, FL 32801

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Last Updated: 11/6/2019

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