TBPA May 2022 In-Person CLE Lunch & Learn Event

  • Thursday, May 19, 2022
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • at The University Club, 38th Floor, 201 N. Franklin St., Tampa, FL



TBPA Monthly Membership CLE Luncheon


Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 11:45 a.m.

Location: The University Club


SPEAKER:  Thomas H. Stanton, Esquire
of Stanton IP Law Firm, P.A

TOPIC:  The Practice of Intellectual Property Law:  Protecting, enforcing, and monetizing Intellectual Property rights by obtaining patents, trademarks at both the federal and state levels, copyrights on works of art, and keeping trade secrets confidential. 


Please complete your online RSVP no later than End of Day
Friday, May 13 , 2022 (RSVP Deadline)

at www.tbpa.org (indicate your entrée selection online),
and pay online with your payment. 
At this time, we ask that payments be made online by the RSVP Deadline. 

IN-PERSON COST:   Members:  $22.50 / Guests: $28.00 


Entrée Choices:

Regular Entrée:  Chili Lime Chicken Marinated & Grilled then Topped with a Mango Salsa over Jasmine Rice
Vegetarian Entrée Chili Lime Spiced Tofu Topped with a Mango Salsa over vegan black beans and Jasmine Rice

Dessert:  Chef's Choice of Mini Dessert or assorted brownies and cookies

Entrées served with Salad, Rolls, Iced Tea, Coffee and Mini Dessert.  (No Substitutions Please) 

(Please note the listed entrées may change without notice due to supply chain constraints)


University Club Attire Requirement: The University Club asks that attendees adhere to their attire requirements of business casual to semi-formal while attending the TBPA function at The University Club. The Club asks that no t-shirts, tennis shoes, flip-flops, shorts, or blue jeans be worn. If any of these items are worn, you may be turned away by The University Club and no refunds will be offered or given.  Jackets are encouraged, but not officially required.  It is quite common to see formal wear in  the restaurant since they are fortunate to be visited often for special occasions.  Please note that modifications to dress code will be made for any person with a medical condition.

TBPA is no longer accepting reservations via email or mail. 

TBPA reserves the right to change/substitute luncheon speakers, topics or entrées as necessary due to unexpected circumstances. Cancellations for paid-in-full reservations prior to the RSVP Deadline will be refunded.  After the RSVP Deadline, no refunds will be provided and payment in full will be due regardless of attendance. Cancellation correspondence MUST be sent to monthlycle@tbpa.org.

PARKING: Please note that parking in the Fort Brooke parking garage (corner of Whiting & Franklin) is at the rate of $2.00 per hour, unless otherwise updated by the Fort Brooke parking garage.  The University Club does not validate parking.  On the third floor of the parking garage, take the walkway to One Tampa City Center. The University Club is on the 38th floor.



Thomas H. Stanton, Esquire
Stanton IP Law Firm, P.A.


After spending 10 years in the IT field, and at the ripe age of 35 Tom decided to make a career change and become an attorney. He attended Stetson University College of Law and acquired an LLM in International Economic Law from the University of Toulouse, France. He is now a licensed patent attorney in both New York and Florida with focus on cutting edge computer technologies and related intellectual property protection. He is the President of Stanton IP Law Firm, P.A. which specializes in the area of Intellectual Property and high-tech startups.

As former President of BrixTec, Tom is the classic example of a leader with an entrepreneurial spirit that took a risk for the American Dream, by starting a technology company with his friend and business partner Rolland Lucas before graduating from college and passing up lucrative corporate positions being offered. In 2010 he took advantage of a merger with IT Authorities where he ran the sales department until April 2013.

After graduating with a Computer Engineering degree from the University of South Florida in May, 2003, he decided to plant his roots in the Tampa Bay area, a long distance from his former home in Montana. He spent 7 years running BrixTec and growing it in the Tampa Bay business community.

Tom is constantly learning and training. He studied with Sandler Sales Institute in Clearwater and was a charter member of a group in The Renaissance Executive Forums. He was also the treasurer of the (International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners) IAMCP Tampa Chapter.

Tom was honored to be a member of the Tampa Bay Business Journals 30 under 30 Class of 2007 and a finalist for Tampa Bay CEO Magazine CEO of the Year in 2007. He was selected as one of Tampa Bay’s 100 most influential business leaders in 2009.

Tom is very active in the community and was involved with the New Tampa Rotary club from 2004 – 2010. He received the honor of Rotarian Rookie of the year, and then served on the New Tampa Rotary Board of Directors for 3 consecutive years. He served as Sergeant of Arms, Secretary and the International Service Director. He sat on the Weinberg Village Board and was President of YAD (Young Adult Division) of Jewish Federation for two years.

Tom has served as both Martinis for Moffitt Chair and President of Bay Area Advisors a non-profit that has raised over $1 million for Moffitt Cancer Center. He is on the board of his HOA in Ybor City and is on both the Jewish Federation and Florida Holocaust Museum Advisory Councils. Tom has volunteered at the Joshua house, Mort Elementary School, Rotary Camp Florida and Freedom High School, as well as provided monetary support to a variety of different causes. He has also been “arrested” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and volunteered for Diploma-see through Junior Achievement.

Tom had the honor of serving on the board of the Friends of the New Tampa Library for 2 years and helped fund projects that were desperately needed.

Being actively involved in the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and Carrollwood Area Business Association has provided him with great friendships and business associates, as well as a greater understanding and awareness of the community he serves.

Tom stays active through running, martial arts, and training at the gym.


·       LLM International Economic Law, University of Toulouse, Summa Cum Laude

·       JD, Stetson University College of Law

·       BS, Computer Engineering, University of South Florida

Bar Admissions

·       Florida, New York, and USPTO

Contact Information:

Thomas H. Stanton, Esq.

201 East Kennedy Blvd, Suite 1900

Tampa, FL 33602

Email: tstanton@stantoniplaw.com

Phone: 877.677.9913

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If you would like to Sponsor a Monthly CLE Lunch & Learn, please sign up today. We are still securing events through the remainder of the year. Please download the Monthly CLE Commitment Form and email to MonthlyCLE@tbpa.org

As part of your TBPA Membership Benefits, we are back to holding in-person Monthly CLE and Annual Seminar Events. At this time, we are not able to provide recorded versions of the Monthly CLE Events due to the costs and logistics associated with recording and storage. Should this change in the future, we will let you know.

Please let us know if we can serve you in other benefit opportunities. If you are not yet a TBPA Member, we welcome you to join and enjoy our many benefits! Please reach out to our Membership Chair via membership@tbpa.org if you have questions. Please stay healthy and we hope to see you soon at an upcoming TBPA Event!

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