Richard S. Vermut

Richard S. Vermut

Driver, McAfee, Hawthorne & Diebenow, PLLC

Recognized since 2016

Jacksonville, Florida

Practice Areas

Copyright Law

Patent Law

Trademark Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Trademark Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Patent Law
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Mr. Vermut, a partner at DMHD, practices exclusively in the area of information technology law and intellectual property law. His intellectual property law practice includes patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and unfair competition matters. He represents clients on patent and trademark matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also assists individual inventors, start-ups, small businesses, corporations and universities in all aspects of intellectual property law.

Information Technology law is the application of several areas of the law (contract, intellectual property, data privacy and protection laws) to constantly evolving computer, software, hardware and network technology. This practice area requires extensive knowledge of old and new technologies, IT and electronic commerce trends and both legal and technical experience. Mr. Vermut counsels clients on software licensing, data licenses, on-line service, technology consulting, and software development agreements, hosting agreements, non-disclosure agreements, vendor agreements, software as a service (SaaS) agreements, the management and protection of personally identifiable information (PII), and various other information technology related contracts and transactions. He also advises clients on technology and compliance audits and technology disputes. He represents software developers, service providers and information technology departments and other businesses and individuals with these needs.

  • Wells Fargo Center, Suite 1200
    One Independent Drive
    Jacksonville, FL 32202
  • Georgetown University, LL.M with distinction, graduated 1997
  • Nova Southeastern University, J.D., summa cum laude, graduated 1996
  • University of Florida, B.S., Computer Engineering, graduated 1992
Bar Admissions
  • Florida, 1996
  • American Bar Association - Section of Science and Techology
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association - Member
  • The Jacksonville Bar Association - Intellectual Property Section
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District, Middle District and Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District and Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Trademark Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Patent Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Trademark Law, Jacksonville (2022)
  • Patent Law, Jacksonville (2020)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Copyright Law
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark Law
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Lexis Nexis | Martindale Hubbell
  • Florida’s Super Lawyers list, Intellectual Property (2012-present)
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, Intellectual Property Rights
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star, Intellectual Property (2009)
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Law and Cyberspace Seminar, Georgetown University
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • IT Outsourcing Law
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trade Secrets Law

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