Sandra Sovinski - Associate General Counsel, Office of Research and Commercialization
Sandra M. Sovinski is Associate General Counsel, based in the Office of Research & Commercialization at the University of Central Florida since 2010. Prior to joining UCF, she practiced in the areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights and related intellectual property matters for her firm, Innovative IP, LLC, and for the Atlanta IP boutique Myers & Kaplan Intellectual Property Law, LLC.
Ms. Sovinski is a Registered Patent Attorney, Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law. She received her Juris Doctorate from Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, IN, where she was on the Deans List, was the winner of an International Law Review Writing Competition, and also received the CALI award for excellence. Ms. Sovinski is a native Floridian who proudly calls University of Central Florida her alma mater for her Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Science, with a chemistry minor. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Sovinski was a forensic scientist, frequently testifying as an expert witness in the DNA and serological arts, and is co-author of numerous scientific publications in the field.
Ms. Sovinski continues to volunteer as a regular speaker on intellectual property topics for various Central Florida small business and community organizations, is a member of the Florida and Georgia Bars, and is admitted to practice in the Middle District Court of Florida, the Northern District Court of Georgia, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Principal areas of responsibility: Intellectual Property including patents, trademarks, and copyrights; Research contracts, grants and licensing.