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Diana F. Mederos

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Diana F. Mederos


Diana leads Accel’s Trademark Practice. She counsels clients on all aspects of trademark use in the U.S. and internationally.  Her practice covers all areas of intellectual property law.  Diana is a patent attorney registered to practice before the USPTO. She is licensed to practice law in the state courts of Florida and in the U.S. federal court system where she represents plaintiffs and defendants at the trial and appellate levels. In the USPTO she represents applicants/owners before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.


For over a decade Diana has established herself as the go-to brand builder for start-ups, a savvy business protector and an adept strategist in structuring IP transactions. She works with individual inventors, startups, and technology-based companies to build and leverage robust intellectual property portfolios based on assertable patents, copyright and trademark registrations and trade dress. She advises clients on selecting the best forms of IP protection for their businesses, and when it can be most appropriate to rely on trade secret laws to protect technology and business information. She serves as lead attorney in complex and cross-border commercial transactions of closely held companies.


Diana's technical degrees are in the biological and chemical fields, including the M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. She represents clients in acquiring patent protection in the life sciences. More generally, Diana assists inventors and creators with securing all forms of IP protection across a wide variety of intellectual property assets. These range from renewable energy technologies and biotechnologies to children's toys and games. Examples include digital assets, books, courses, consumer and household goods, complex industrial machinery, construction materials, medical devices and diagnostics, hemp-related inventions, cosmetics, alcoholic beverages, fashion and jewelry, software and source code, and graphical user interfaces.


Prior to the awarded of her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree, Diana acquired technical degrees in Biology and Environmental Science and a M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. While at the University of Florida, she worked as a research assistant in immunology and nuclear magnetic resonance laboratories. There she studied the relative in vitro stimulatory effect of mutant and wild-type isolated lipoteichoic acid and performed comparative metabolic profiling with the use of carbon 13 and proton NMR probes.


Diana's undergraduate honors thesis research at Texas A&M International University was on sediment toxicity, invasive species eradication methods, streamflow hydrologic and hydraulic modelling, historical watershed mapping with geographic information systems, and water quality analyses based on biogeochemical parameters. 


  • 2022 Super Lawyers Rising Star, Intellectual Property Law

  • Authored chapter in Chemistry and Patent Law: U.S. Supreme Court Decisions 2000-2020, and American Chemical Society publication

  • Bar admissions

    • USPTO

    • Florida

    • 11th and Federal Circuit

    • MD and SD Fla

    • ED and WD Tx

  • Organizations

    • American Chemical Society

    • FL Bar Business Law Section and International Law Section

    • Society of Cosmetic Chemists

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