Maxwell L.  Minch - Attorney at Law

720 S.W. 2nd Avenue
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Gainesville, Florida 32601

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Biography

Max is a shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Gainesville office. He focuses his practice in intellectual property law dealing with patent drafting and prosecution, licensing and technology transfer, corporate formation and governance, contract drafting and negotiation, and federal contract and grant compliance. Prior to joining GrayRobinson, he opened his own law firm, Maxwell L. Minch Esq. PA, and served as a General Legal Consultant for Banyan Biomarkers Inc. He also previously worked 4 years as the in-house General Counsel for Banyan Biomarkers Inc. During his time there he established the company’s legal and intellectual property department, prepared US and foreign patent applications in the biomedical field, managed the company’s patent portfolio, oversaw the company’s scientific publications, in addition to negotiating the company’s contracts and licenses. Additionally, he helped navigate Department of Defense and National Institute of Health grant compliance and assisted with interpretation of FDA regulations for negotiating clinical trial agreements for the approval of a medical diagnostic.

After receiving his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida, Max went on to complete a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering at UF. Prior to this, he received his Bachelors of Science in Nuclear Engineering, also from UF.  

Max generously served in our Naval forces for six years, four of which were aboard submarines. He completed Electronics Technician ‘A’ School, Naval Nuclear Power School and served aboard the USS Pasadena (SSN752) as electronics technician and reactor operator. 

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Education
  • University of Florida, M.S.
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D.
  • University of Florida, B.S. (cum laude)
Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Licensing Executive Society
  • American Bar Association
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association
Civic
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Adjunct Professor
Presentations & Seminars
  • "Biotechnology Year End Snapshot," Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute, December 2016
  • GAIN-GrayRobinson Tech Tuesdays, Continuing Monthly Series, Gainesville Area Innovation Network, 2015-2017
  • GrayRobinson Update, Central Florida Navy League July Luncheon, Orlando, Florida, July 9, 2015
  • Presenter, "Intellectual Property Law Topics," Healthbox Studio, Miami, Florida, May 21-22, 2015
  • “Life in Licensing Post-Myriad,” American Intellectual Property Law Association, 2015 Mid-Winter Institute, January 29, 2015
  • “The Search for the Holy Grail: Sensitive and Specific Neurochemical ‘Fingerprints’ for Traumatic Brain Injury,” Traumatic Brain Injury and Emotional Injury Summit, December 4-6, 2011
  • “Brain Injury Diagnostic Biomarkers and Their Legal Implications,” Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association Conference, September 7, 2011
Articles & Publications
  • "Licensing in The New World: The Impact of Myriad and Prometheus on Small to Mid-Size Biotech From an In-House Perspective," American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), 2015
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