Agustin M. Barbara is an associate attorney at The Plus IP Firm. Agustin is a registered patent attorney licensed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and admitted to practice law by the State Bar of Florida. Agustin received his bachelor’s degree at Florida International University (FIU), where he specialized in Biomedical Engineering. Agustin graduated summa cum laude from the FIU Chapman Graduate School of Business with a Master of Business Administration, and earned his Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law. While attending law school, Agustin clerked for a prominent South Florida law firm, where he gained extensive experience in all aspects of civil and criminal defense litigation, in both state and federal trial and appellate levels.
Prior to becoming a patent attorney, Agustin worked as a research associate in the Department of Human and Molecular Genetics at the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, where he focused on using various cell-based, genetic, and transgenic technology to uncover the functions of various genes in normal development and in various diseases. Agustin’s research in identifying the role played by relaxin family peptides and their receptors in various physiological systems was published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Biology of Reproduction and Molecular Endocrinology.
Agustin was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is fluent in Spanish, which helps him to easily communicate with his clients to adequately and vigorously represent and litigate their matters. In his spare time, Agustin enjoys pro bono work, golf, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends.