Robert Mino is an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida, Massachusetts, and The District of Columbia. He is a Registered Patent Attorney with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Mino is a business attorney and enjoys working with clients on a variety of legal matters, specifically supporting research, manufacturing, commercialization, and post-commercial strategies.
• Registered Patent Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office
• Licensed to Practice in Florida
• Licensed to Practice Law in District of Columbia
• Licensed to Practice Law in Massachusetts
• Admitted to Practice, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
• JD (focus: Business Law and Intellectual Property Law), University of Florida
• MS (Molecular Biology and Pharmacology), University of Florida
• MBA (focus: Entrepreneurship and Marketing), University of Florida
• BS (Genetics), University of Georgia
• Certificate (Intellectual Property Law, Copyright), Harvard Law School
• Regulatory Affairs Certificate: Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals, RAPS*
Robert P. Mino, holds a Juris Doctor, with a focus on business and intellectual property law during which he was awarded the prestigious book award in “Law and Entrepreneurship.” While earning an MBA with a focus on business and entrepreneurship, Robert was awarded the “Best Written Plan” award for a business plan he co-drafted for his biotech, which was ultimately funded using the plan. He also holds a Master in Medical Sciences, with a focus in Pharmacology and Molecular Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Genetics. He has also earned a certificate in copyright law and several certificates from the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society. Learn more here.
Mr. Mino established his career through progressively elevated levels of responsibility in three Fortune 1000 life sciences tools companies before entering medical device and pharmaceuticals, serving in various roles including general counsel, business development leadership, general manager, sales, marketing, researcher and commercialization. He has closed over $50M in deals, held responsibility for a $500M product line, prosecuted a number of pharmaceutical patents to issue, was awarded Roche Diagnostics’ prestigious Entrepreneurial Leader award and Applied Biosystems’ President’s Club award.
Mr. Mino is also an entrepreneur, having successfully exited two life sciences companies, one he co-founded. The true Swiss Army Knife, Robert offers strategic advice based on extremely uniquely broad experience in legal, research, sales, marketing, operations, cGMP, regulatory affairs, government relations, and corporate development. After graduating college Robert didn’t spend two decades at a law firm perfecting the billable hour, rather he gained significant experience working in commercial roles to understand your needs as a company. Robert provides legal advice grounded in business realities – and that is exactly what sets him apart. Learn more here.
Virtual In House Counsel
Mr. Mino is the ideal virtual in house counsel. Many attorneys went straight from a non-science, non-business undergraduate degree into their legal education, then straight to a law firm. Although some of those attorneys are excellent firm lawyers, their only professional commercial experience is the maximization of billable client hours. In addition to a scientific education and an MBA, Mr. Mino has earned extremely prestigious awards in sales, notably President’s Club and the Entrepreneurial Leader award, each from fortune 1000 companies, and has lead strategic marketing for a $500M product line. Mr. Mino has been a VP of Business Development, VP of Sales and Marketing, and Sr. Director of Commercialization – all in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and related fields.
An extremely unique individual, ideal for in house counsel. Benefits of having Attorney Robert P. Mino on your team:
- JD, MBA, MS (Medical Sciences), Regulatory Affairs Certificates, and corporate experience.
- A Patent Attorney with an MBA and Commercial Experience understands why patents are business tools.
- Mr. Mino reviews and negotiates contracts with the training of an attorney and the experience of a VP of Sales.
- Understands the interplay between QA, QC, operations, commercial needs, regulatory interaction, and commercialization channels.
- Experience with CMS, GAO, government bids, and international pricing strategy.
- Leads HR investigations under attorney-client privilege, has filed EEOC responses.
- Due diligence experience – rare patent, regulatory, scientific, and business experience provides full diligence support.
Looking for a member of your leadership team who can fill many roles? Mr. Mino is a well rounded business-experienced leader with multi-functional leadership experience. Unlike most attorneys, Mr. Mino has been an executive in many roles including general manager, sales, marketing, business development, quality, and regulatory affairs. In light of his experience, Mr. Mino provides advice which takes many factors into account. As a member of your leadership bench, Mr. Mino is capable of filling needs across many roles. Unlike large law firms, which need to simultaneously bill several attorneys on your matter to obtain similar broad knowledge, Mr. Mino is capable of providing such broad advice at an affordable price.
Patents are the lifeblood of innovation. Mr. Mino is first and foremost a business attorney and understands that patents are but one of many tools used by companies and individuals in order to generate a return on investment for their inventive activities. For this reason, Mr. Mino always works with his clients to determine the best form of IP protection to meet their individual needs, whether a patent or some other form of IP protection. Unlike many attorneys offering IP law services, only registered patent attorneys have passed the US Patent Bar and are licensed to practice in front of the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Regulatory Affairs / FDA /FTC Law
Mr. Mino holds educational credentials in the regulatory affairs arena, having obtained several certificates from the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society, of which he is an active member, two degrees in scientific fields, and a Juris Doctor (a doctorate degree in law). Mr. Mino has personally led a team, on which he was a personal participant, which build a cGMP and ISO 17025 audited quality system for drug and medical device testing services. He also served as general manager for a contract analytical testing laboratory in the medical devices field and in house counsel in pharmaceuticals. He has also served multiple dietary supplement clients and has provided advice on a significant number of dietary supplement product labels. During these tenures, Mr. Mino was part of the team which drafted regulatory submissions, including FDA 483 responses, pre-market notifications, and other filings.
Trademark law is one of Mr. Mino’s favorite areas of law. Trademark law touches all areas of commerce and is governed in some part under international, federal, and state laws. Trademarks allow consumers to identify the source of products and services. Without trademarks, companies would not be able to build customer loyalty, a quality reputation, or goodwill. Mr. Mino works with clients to help secure their trademark rights. Many trademark attorneys have never placed a product in the market and therefore may miss the nuances of your commercial strategic needs. As a former strategic marketers of a $500M international DNA sequencing product line and a former sales rep, Mr. Mino understands how the trademarks will be used from a business perspective.
Robert P. Mino is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar, and the Healthcare Law Section of the Florida Bar. In addition, he volunteers his time as an Adjunct Faculty at Florida Atlantic University, where he teaches courses in intellectual property law and pharmaceutical sciences, BioFlorida, where he is local, Chapter Chair, Life Sciences South Florida, where he is on the Board, and FAU Tech Runway, where he is a mentor.
*Attorney does not maintain a current RAC Certification.