Robert Kain is a Shareholder of Kain Spielman and has practiced intellectual property law for more than three decades. He is Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law by the Florida Bar and was a founding member of the Intellectual Property Certification Committee appointed by the President of the Florida Bar. Robert has been honored as AV Rated with Martindale Hubble and with the Super Lawyers Award. Ultimately, he was appointed Chairman of that Committee. Currently, he is incoming Chairman of the Computer and Technology Law Committee of the Florida Bar. Most recently, Robert lead a three year effort by the Florida Bar Business Law Section to enact a new Florida law, the Computer Abuse and Data Recovery Act (CADRA), F.S. 668.801 which provides a civil remedy for businesses who suffer losses when their computer systems are hacked by unauthorized users. Robert was Chairman of the CADRA task force.
He has B.E. Degree in Electrical Engineering and Law Degree from Vanderbilt University. Robert drafted his first computer system patent in 1982 working as patent counsel for General Electric. Since that time, he has authored hundreds of computer program patents and has published more than three law review and journal articles on computer and Internet law. He secures patent and trademark rights, both domestically and internationally for his clients. Robert also litigates patent, trademark, copyright and Internet related disputes throughout the United States, in District courts and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He is well versed in the highly technical fields of computer and Internet law.
He is a registered patent attorney with the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to the Bars of Florida, New York, the District of Columbia, numerous U.S. District Courts and many U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Robert taught patent law, as an adjunct professor of law, at Nova Southeastern University Law School, continues to lecture at various CLE seminars and has published over 10 law review and law related articles in the I.P. field.
Darren Spielman is a Shareholder of Kain Spielman, P.A. He concentrates his practice in the field of intellectual property, with an emphasis on trademarks, trade secrets, domain name disputes, copyrights, first amendment law including slander, libel and defamation. Darren has a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from University of Florida. He also earned a Masters in Mass Communications degree from the University of Florida, as part of a joint degree with the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Darren is admitted to practice in front of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Southern District of Florida, and Middle District of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Darren is a member of the Intellectual Property Committee, the E-discovery Committee and the Computer Law and Technology Committee of the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar. He is also a Board Member of the Federal Bar Association Broward Chapter. Darren is also a member of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida, the First Amendment Lawyers Association and the Broward County Bar Association.
Awards & Accolades: Darren has been honored as AV Rated with Martindale Hubble and with the Super Lawyers Rising Stars Award for 2009-2011, 2013- 2016 and Top Attorneys Florida Outstanding Young Lawyers Award for 2011, 2013-2016; America’s Most Honored Professionals Top 1%, 2016.
Darren is a also a frequent presenter and public speaker on Intellectual Property and First Amendment topics. Some past speaking experience includes:
-NAADAC Annual Conference: Protect Your Business Through Trademark, Copyright & Computer Laws (Denver 2017)
-Financial Poise Webinar: IP Issues for the Newish Business (2017)
-Florida Festival & Events Convention (Orlando 2017)
-Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization National Conference (Tampa 2016)
-Financial Poise Webinar: The Nuts and Bolts of Trademarks (2016)
-International Conference on Business Incubation: Intellectual Property Essentials: Trademark, Copyright and Online Reputation Management (Orlando 2016)
-Nightclub & Bar Convention: Intellectual Property Law: Trademark, Copyright & Internet Issues (Las Vegas 2016)
-Financial Poise Webinar: The Nuts and Bolts of Trademarks (2015)
-Legal News and Review, 1230 am WBZT and iHeart Radio: Intellectual Property (2015)
-Florida Business Incubator Association: Intellectual Property Concepts: New Changes in Patent Laws & Practical Reminders for Trademark and Copyright Law (Daytona Beach 2015)
-Financial Poise Webinar: Choosing and Protecting Your Brand (2015)
-Digital Imaging Conference Presented by PMA: Intellectual Property Law: Copyright, Trade Secret, Trademark, and New Online Protection Laws (Las Vegas 2014)
-Public Relations Society of America South Florida Chapter: Intellectual Property Law in the Public Relations World (South Florida 2014)
-Digital Imaging Conference Presented by PMA: Intellectual Property Law: Copyright, Trade Secret, Trademark (Las Vegas 2013)
Nicole A. Valdivieso is an attorney at Kain Spielman. Nicole concentrates her practice on all aspects of intellectual property, including patents and trademarks, with an emphasis on chemical, pharmaceutical, biomedical, and mechanical matters. Nicole also represents clients in intellectual property litigation in federal and state courts and in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Miami School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology from Ferris State University. She began her career as in-house counsel for a pharmaceutical company and later handled intellectual property matters for an oil company. Prior to joining Kain Spielman, Nicole spent several years focusing on all aspects of intellectual property with another boutique firm in South Florida. Nicole is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to the State Bars of Florida and Texas. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida.