TAMPA, FL. — Shumaker is pleased to announce that Mindi M. Richter, Shumaker Partner and Intellectual Property and Technology Regional Service Line Leader, has graduated from Leadership St. Pete as a member of the Class of 2023. As one of the oldest leadership programs in America and a division of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership St. Pete is an exclusive group founded to identify, recruit, and create leaders who represent diversity in the community.
“Being a part of the Leadership St. Pete Class of 2023 was an incredibly rewarding experience. It was a privilege to work together with other local leaders to make a difference in the community and learn more about the different ways that we can keep making a difference after graduating from the class,” Mindi said.
Mindi is Board Certified by The Florida Bar as an Intellectual Property Law Specialist. An experienced trial lawyer, Mindi litigates intellectual property cases of all types around the country, including claims such as trademark, patent, and copyright infringement, as well as trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and domain name disputes. Mindi also frequently handles trademark cases before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
In addition to litigation, Mindi has a vast amount of experience in transactional intellectual property matters. She routinely counsels clients in developing patent, copyright, and trademark portfolios and handles trademark and copyright prosecution matters. Mindi also guides clients in negotiating, developing, and drafting licenses, assignments, and other intellectual property contracts. In addition, Mindi frequently evaluates the intellectual property aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and financings.