Jill Sarnoff Riola leads Losey’s Intellectual Property department. She is Board Certified in Intellectual Property by the Florida Bar, AV rated by Martindale-Hubble, and comes to Losey with over forty years of intellectual property litigation and transactional experience.
Jill is a highly experienced intellectual property attorney, focusing on the representation of companies in trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation, prosecution, and transactional matters, with particular expertise in strategic domestic and international intellectual property portfolio development, management and protection; complex intellectual property transfer and development projects; as well as merchandising, distributing and other licensing agreements.
Ms. Riola has been named for many years to the list of the World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, as well as being consistently recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer. She has been on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of INTA.
Jill served as the first in-house trademark counsel for Apple Computer, helping to develop its U.S. and international trademark and copyright portfolio and enforcement programs. She was also responsible for supervising its worldwide trademark and copyright litigation. Her in-house experience has given Jill an elevated understanding of clients' needs and their real-world impact to best assist them in litigation, IP portfolio management, and monetization efforts.
An experienced intellectual property litigation mediator, Jill serves on the panel of certified mediators for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and has previously been a member of the International Trademark Association Panel of Neutrals and the National Arbitration Forum PDDRP panels.
Jill is on the Board of Directors of the Orlando Chapter of the Jewish National Fund. She is a member of the national Jewish National Fund World Chairman’s Council, the Circle Sapphire Plus, the President’s Society, and past national chair of Lawyers for Israel.
She is on the Board of Governors of ADI Negev— Nahalat Eran, a rehabilitation village for disabled children and adults in Israel. A park in Arad, Israel, is dedicated to a few Jewish National Fund donors, including Jill and her husband Jim.
Jill has authored many articles, presented at many seminars, and spoken on numerous panels, addressing issues relevant to intellectual property issues in the gaming industry, technology industry, multimedia, real estate, and other diverse areas of trademark and copyright law
Admissions & Professional Membership
Jill is a member of the Florida, California, and New York bars.
Education & Professional Background
Ms. Riola is a graduate of the University of Rochester and the New York University School of Law..