Meet Our Team

Crystal Broughan
Intellectual Property Attorney

Crystal Broughan’s practice focuses primarily on intellectual property (IP) matters such as trademarks, trade secrets, copyright infringement cases, and domain name disputes. She prepares and files trademark and copyright applications, licensing agreements, non-compete and non-disclosure agreements for a wide variety of clients. In addition, she represents clients before the Trademark Trials and Appeals Board on trademark disputes and the World Intellectual Property Organization on domain name disputes.

Ms. Broughan also manages third-party and first-party insurance defense cases, insurance investigations and litigation on behalf of insurance companies’ special investigation units and multiple claims investigation units.

Mitchell Ghaneie
Patent Attorney

Registered Patent Attorney Mitchell “Mitch” Ghaneie enjoys helping businesses, startups, independent inventors, nonprofit organizations, and entrepreneurs with protecting their intellectual property. He has the legal training to assist you with any intellectual property law matter. Mitch attended and graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. He later received a J.D. from Florida State University College of Law before moving to St. Augustine.

Since starting his career as a patent attorney in 2015, Mitch has prosecuted hundreds of patent and trademark applications. His practice primarily consists of searching prior art and trademarks as well as submitting patent and trademark applications. He also assists clients with filing copyright applications, drafting licensing agreements, and other general legal matters, including corporate formation, drafting wills, and drafting various other contractual agreements.

Logan McEwen
Intellectual Property Attorney

Logan K. McEwen is an associate who practices in the areas of intellectual property, commercial litigation, tort liability, and real estate. He assists businesses in navigating registration and licensing of intellectual property, regulatory compliance, consumer relations, business-to-business agreements, and litigation. He advises on a wide array of topics from transactional reassessment, operating contracts, insurance coverage, premises liability, to corporate internal governance disputes and mergers and acquisitions.

Chris Roberts
Patent Agent

Christopher Roberts is a Registered Patent Agent who brings years of engineering experience to Marks Gray. After completing his graduate studies at Georgia Tech he spent more than five years practicing as a structural engineer with several renowned engineering firms. Utilizing his depth of technical expertise, Chris assists clients in capturing and protecting their ideas to the fullest extent possible. Chris works closely with Mitchell and the Intellectual Property team throughout the patent prosecution process and enjoys delving into the technical intricacies with clients to better understand their respective technologies.

Claire Patton
Patent Agent

Claire Patton works as a Patent Agent with Marks Gray, and has been registered to practice patent law with the USPTO since 2006. Claire assists with the preparation, filing and prosecution of U.S. and PCT patent applications for small and medium sized businesses. She is experienced with corresponding with clients as well as coordinating with foreign associates regarding foreign patent prosecution. In addition to assisting with patent prosecution, she assists with performing prior art searches and analysis. Claire is also responsible for maintaining and managing the firm’s intellectual property docket.

The dedicated members of the Marks Gray Intellectual Property Team provide experienced, proactive, and efficient service. Intellectual Property services include, but are not limited to:

  • Copyright Litigation
  • Copyright Registration
  • Due Diligence Regarding IP Assets in Business Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Non-disclosure Agreements
  • Patent Infringement Litigation
  • Patent Post-Grant Proceeding 
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Trademark Registration
  • Trade Secrets

See the full list of services here: Intellectual Property Services