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Robert H. Thornburg - Miami, FL

1221 Brickell AveSuite 2400 Miami, FL 33131

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Updated: 03/15/2021

Miami Patent Acquisition and Counseling Lawyer


Mr. Thornburg is a Registered Patent Attorney with extensive experience in the areas of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and related technology litigation. He also represents clients in the areas of patent and trademark prosecution, domain name disputes, and electronic discovery counseling.

Mr. Thornburg is an active member of the Florida Bar...

About Robert H. Thornburg

Practice Areas

  • Patent Acquisition and Counseling
  • Trademark and Copyright Acquisition and Counseling
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Transactions
  • Business Litigation

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder, Registered Patent Attorney


Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2003
  • Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2006
  • 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 Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar, Intellectual Property Committee, 2011 - 2012 (Chair)
  • The Florida Bar, Intellectual Property Committee, 2008 - 2011 (Vice Chair)
  • The Florida Bar, Computer & Cyber Law Committee, 2006 - 2007 (Chair)
  • The Florida Bar, Computer & Cyber Law Committee, 2005 - 2006 (Vice Chair)
  • Miami-Dade Bar Association, Young Lawyers & Intellectual Property Law Committees
  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Morning at the Federal Courthouse, 2006 (Chair)
  • The Illinois Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida, 2011 (Treasurer)
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida, 2011 - 2012 (Secretary)
  • Association of Intellectual Property Firms, Board of Directors, 2017 - 2018
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida, 2013 - 2014 (President)
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida, 2012 - 2013 (Vice President)
  • The Florida Bar, Business Law Executive Council, 2005 - Present


  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 2004
    Honors: With Honors
    Major: Intellectual Property Law
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 2002
    Honors: The Order of Barristers
    Honors: With Honors
    Honors: Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Board, Vice Chair
    Honors: Florida Intellectual Property Law Association, President
    Major: Intellectual Property
    Law Journal: Journal of Technology Law & Policy, Editor-in-Chief
  • University of Notre Dame, 1999
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: Chemical Engineering

Pro Bono Activities

  • University of Florida Law Center Association, Board of Trustees, 2018 - Present
  • University of Florida Law, Alumni Council, President, 2016 - 2017
  • University of Florida Law, Alumni Council, President-Elect, 2015 - 2016
  • University of Florida Law, Alumni Council, Secretary, 2014 - 2015
  • Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Executive Committee, Co-Chair, 2018
  • Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Mid-Year National Meeting, 2017 - 2018
  • Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Miami Chapter, Chapter Founder, Co-Chair, 2015 - 2019
  • First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables, Trustee, 2016 - 2018
  • Coral Gables Community Foundation, Merrick Society, Member, 2016 - 2019


Other Sources of Feedback About Robert H. Thornburg

Included on the 2023 Florida list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Florida Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Robert H. Thornburg on Super Lawyers


  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2010 - 2012
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite, Up and Comers: 2010, 2012
  • 40 Under 40, Outstanding Attorneys of Miami-Dade County, 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America, Copyright Law, 2013 - 2020
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2019
  • Top 100 Attorneys in Miami, Florida Super Lawyers, 2017, 2019
  • Miami Daily Business Review, Rising Stars, 2013

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Office Information


1221 Brickell AveSuite 2400 Miami, FL 33131


  • (305) 374-8306



  • Electronic Discovery in Florida, The Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 80, No. 9 October, 2006
  • Trade Secrets in the Digital Age, ABA SciTech Law Journal, Vol. 3, Issue 1 May, 2006
  • Trademark Survey Evidence: Review of Current Trends in the Ninth Circuit, 21 Santa Clara Comp. & High Tech. L. J. 715, 2005
  • Choice of Law in International Copyright: The Split of Authority Between the Second and Ninth Circuits Regarding Extraterritorial Application of the Copyright Act, 10 J. Tech. L. & Pol’y 23, 2005
  • L.L.M. Dissertation, Trademark Surveys: Development of Computer Based Survey Methods, 3 J. Marshall Rev. Intellectual P. L., 2004
  • Stadium Naming Rights: An Assessment of the Contract and Trademark Issues Inherent to Both Professional and Collegiate Stadiums, 2 VA. Sports & Ent. L.J. 328, 2003
  • Florida Privacy Law: Application of Intentional Tort Principles and Florida’s Right to Privacy as Safeguards to Private Dissemination of Private Information, 4 Fla. Coastal L.J. 139, 2003
  • The Impact of Copyright Law on Distance Education Programs: How Fair Use and the CONFU Guidelines May Shape the Future of Academia, 27 S. Ill U.L.J. 321, 2003

Representative Cases

  • Jet Miami LLC v. Miami Jet Inc., Case No. 1:17-CV-24142-DPG (S.D. Fla. Aug. 21, 2019)
  • American River Nutrition v. Beijing Gingko Group Biological Technology Co., Ltd, Case No. 8:18-CV-2201 (C.D. Cal. June 20, 2019)
  • MEP Fla., LLC v. FreshBev, LLC, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 104346 (S.D. Fla. June 20, 2019)
  • Vallejo v. Netflix, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89008 (S.D. Fla. May 24, 2019)
  • Designs for Health, Inc. v. Tops Medical Corp., Case No. 3:18-CV-01142-TJC-PDB (M.D. Fla. May 6, 2019)
  • James v. OneUnited Bank, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74418 (S.D. Fla. May 1, 2019)
  • Designs for Health, Inc. v. Fruitful Longevity, Case No. 1:17-CV-23898 (S.D. Fla. 2018)
  • Sesderma, S.L. v. Mediderm Labs. LLC, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 197799 (S.D. Fla. Nov. 19, 2018)
  • Silver Streak Trailer Co., LLC v. Thor, Ind., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 226001 (S.D. Fla. Nov. 15, 2018)
  • Palm Partners, LLC v. NetNames, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 123248 (S.D. Fla. July 20, 2018)
  • Bose Corporation v. 558 Eagle Lake, 6:16-Civ-02150-CEH (M.D. Fla. Sept. 12, 2017)
  • Palm Partners LLC v. Palm Beach Treatment Center, LLC, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 133401 (S.D. Fla. Aug. 18, 2017)
  • Laser Peg Ventures, LLC v. NToys Ltd., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106099 (M.D. Fla. Apr. 26, 2017)
  • Grupo Interworks y Servicios S de RL de CV v. Interworks Groups and Services LLC (D. Nev. April 1, 2017)
  • Custom Cutlery, LLC v. Churnick et al., Case No. 15-CV-24491 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 2, 2017)
  • FlexFunds ETP LLC v. Meeder Investment Management (S.D. Fla. Feb. 2017)
  • Sedna Aire USA, Inc. v. Sunologi, Inc., Case No. 15-CV-24753 (S.D. Fla. Nov. 2016)
  • Tsuen May Trading, Inc. v. New Age Imports, Inc., Case No. 1:15-CV-24683 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 25, 2016)
  • SafeRest LLC v. Rykies LLC d/b/a SureGuard Mattress Protectors, Case No.16-CV-60370 (S.D. Fla. June 2016)
  • Silver Bullet Technologies LLC v. SEKO Worldwide, LLC, Case No. 15-CV-21901-DPG (S.D. Fla. Mar. 8, 2016)
  • Ice Legal P.A. v. Blue Basil Studios, Ltd., Case No. 9:15-CV-81690 (S.D. Fla. Jan. 25, 2016)
  • Miami Style Inc. v. Hot Miami Styles, Inc., Case No. 1:14-CV-2264, (S.D. Fla. Aug 11, 2015)
  • Laser Pegs Ventures LLC v. Hampton Direct, Inc., Case No. 8:14-CV-3122 (M.D. Fla. Feb. 5, 2015)
  • Adobe Systems Inc. v. Bea’s Hive LLC, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 130940 (S.D. Fla. Sept. 18, 2014)
  • Valoro LLC v. Valero Energy Corp, U.S. Dist. LEXIS 110554 (S.D. Fla. Aug. 11, 2014)
  • Platypus Wear Inc. v. Horizonte Ltda, 558 Fed. Appx. 929 (11th Cir. 2014)
  • Martin Memorial Health Systems v. Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Case No. 2014-CV-14038 (S.D. Fla. Jan. 29, 2014)
  • Eyepartner Inc. v. Kor Media Group, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98370 (S.D. Fla. Jul. 15, 2013)
  • Pumponator Inc v. Water Sports LLC, 868 F. Supp. 2d 742 (N.D. III. 2012)
  • Your Baby Can Read LLC v. Planet Kids Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5315 (S.D. Fla. Jan 20, 2011)

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