We are a virtual law firm based out of Jacksonville, FL with two attorneys who enjoy collaborating with inventors and empowering innovators. Our area of practice focuses on intellectual property law, specifically patent law (inventions), trademarks (branding), and support documents involving either. We work with a variety of pioneers, from solo inventors to small to mid-sized businesses to evaluate what they are doing to better protect their intellectual property. One of our attorneys is admitted to practice before the United States’ Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), which is a requirement for patent application filings.
Fernando Dutra, ESQ
Fernando Dutra began his education studying biomedical engineering at the University of Connecticut (UConn), where he originally started pursuing his vision of a law career in intellectual property. While there, he shifted his focus to English and Political Science. During his time at UConn, he studied abroad and interned for the legal department at Dow Jones in London. Knowing he wanted to become an attorney, after graduation Fernando went directly to law school, where he received an international law certificate and pro bono honors.
Currently, Fernando is an attorney licensed to practice in Florida, New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. Prior to coming to Florida to start Wilson Dutra, Fernando practiced personal injury, corporate, and bankruptcy litigation in New York and New Jersey. He drafted motions, made court appearances, and handled no-fault automobile insurance AAA arbitrations.
Camille A. Wilson, ESQ
Camille Wilson began her education in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University where she developed her technical background and her love for technology. She then transferred to Texas A&M in Galveston to pursue a degree in maritime administration. After working for around three years in the shipping industry in Savannah, she decided to go to law school. There she discovered the perfect platform to combine her background in business, love of writing, and passion for science and technology.
Directly out of law school, after passing both the Florida Bar and the Patent Bar, she worked as a contractor interacting with a team in the Research & Development department at a Fortune 50 Company. Because of the collaborative environment, she is listed as an inventor in dozens of patent applications and sixteen issued US patents. Over the years, as a patent attorney, she has drafted over one hundred patent applications, working with a range of inventors from research engineers to start-up companies to solo inventors.
IP Rookie (Associate)
Ashley Winslow was born in Portland, Maine and began her education at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. While there, she majored in legal studies and minored in business management. During her time at Quinnipiac, she interned for Carbonella & Walsh, a local law firm and played Division I Women’s ice hockey. Knowing she wanted to become an attorney, after graduation Ashley went directly to law school at Florida Coastal School of Law, where she was a member of the business and entrepreneurial law clinic, the interviewing and counseling clinic, the FCSL Champion softball team, and the sports law society.
Ashley discovered her passion for Intellectual Property through an IP course in law school. This passion continued to grow through her work in the business and entrepreneurial clinic working with startup companies and assisting them in making informed decisions on how to protect their work. With the continued growth and advancement of technology, there is always something new to discover and this progressive innovation is what drives Ashley to do her best work. Ashley is especially motivated in merging her passion for sports and intellectual property and hopes to expand on this passion through her career.
what is your logo? why the chimera?
We get this question about our logo all the time! We wanted our logo to capture who we are and what we do as a firm, so it had to evoke innovation and collaboration. So, our logo includes a deconstructed chimera and an olive branch.
The olive branch is a traditional symbol of peace, and we integrated it into our logo because we try to foster a collaborative environment with our clients and with the community.
speaking engagement highlights
“IP in Your Makerspace”, Jacksonville Main Public Library September 14, 2016
“Deep Dive into the Legal Side of Business,” StartUpJax, Jacksonville, FL June 23, 2016
“Protecting Your Ideas,” Raising Your Standards Seminar, Jacksonville, FL July 16, 2016.
“Legal Aspects of Computing,” IT Pro Camp, Jacksonville, FL June 11, 2016.
“How to develop, protect and leverage the IP in your company,” PS27 Ventures, Jacksonville, FL April 14, 2016.
“Magnifying Everyday IP: An Interactive Case Study in Intellectual Property,” One Spark Creator Innovation Day, Jacksonville, FL April 7, 2016.
“Finding the Roads to Rome: Taking the Mystery Out of Patent Searching,” North Florida Inventors and Innovators Group, Jacksonville, FL March 30, 2016.
“Leading With Purpose,” Leading Ladies 904, Unity Plaza, Jacksonville, FL February 29, 2016. Camille presenting