Practice Areas



  • Captain, US Army Ordnance Corps
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, 1988-1992   
  • Desert Storm Veteran                                  


  • State Bar of Georgia, 2000
  • State Bar of Florida,1995
  • US Patent and Trademark Office, 1994


John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, LL.M in Intellectual Property, with honors, 1996

Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida. J.D., 1995, Stetson Law Review

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 1988

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Wm. Brook Lafferty


Wm. Brook Lafferty brings a depth of knowledge and experience in corporate and law firm environments to all areas of IP.  His focus is on patent preparation and prosecution related to communication systems, software, vehicles and aircraft, teleconferencing, video compression, and set-top boxes/DVRs. He also has also worked extensively on IP transactions, portfolio management, intellectual property agreements, opinions, due diligence investigations and litigation support. 

Experience Highlights

Counsel, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2018-present

Senior Counsel, Merchant & Gould PC, 2014-2018

IP Attorney, Hope Baldauff LLC, 2013-2014

Senior Counsel, Exide Technologies, 2012-2013                                          

Director of Intellectual Property, North America, AGCO Corporation, 2009-2012

Associate, General Patent Counsel, Cisco Systems, Inc./Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., 2003-2009

IP Attorney, Troutman Sanders LLP, 1999-2003

IP Attorney, Jones & Askew LLP, 1997-1999


Professional Affiliations

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)