Member, BSEE, MSEE, JD
Mark focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution, intellectual property contracts and negotiations, and related opinion work. Mark has been deeply involved with semiconductor technology since the mid 90’s, first as an engineer, then as an in-house patent professional, and since 2005 as a patent attorney. Having been through the patenting process numerous times as an inventor, Mark has an uncanny ability to connect with inventors in a way that allows him to understand and appreciate subtle nuances of complex inventions that often determine patentability. Mark leverages this deep experience on each project he engages, tirelessly seeking optimal intellectual property protection for his clients.
As a development engineer while at IBM, Mark successfully led the qualification effort for a microprocessor manufactured using an industry-first copper wiring process. He also spent five years as a patent agent and licensing professional within IBM’s highly regarded intellectual property organization. In this role, Mark helped to cultivate strategic inventions, chaired several invention review committees, reverse engineered competing products, supported patent and technology licensing efforts, analyzed adversely held patents, and drafted and prosecuted patent applications.
In college, Mark served as a research assistant to Professor Xingwu Wang at Alfred University. In this role, Mark spearheaded a 5-ton thermoelectric heat pump research project sponsored by the U.S. Air Force.
semiconductor technology, including logic and power device structures and fabrication, semiconductor processes, device assembly and packaging, and wafer, device and package testing; power converter technology; analog and digital circuits; memory systems; microprocessors; computer systems; telecommunication systems; 3-phase power transmission and distribution
- B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Alfred University
- M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Vermont
- Juris Doctor, with IP law specialization, Quinnipiac University School of Law
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- North Carolina State Bar
- New York State Bar
- Graduated First in the Evening Division Program at Quinnipiac University School of Law and in the top 2% overall (Summa Cum Laude)
- Cum Laude at Alfred University
- Law Merit Scholarship Recipient
- West Publishing Company Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
- Quinnipiac Academic Excellence Award
- 3-time Recipient of General Manager’s Excellence Award at IBM
- Award Winning Inventor at IBM
- IEEE Student Chapter President (1996) and Vice President (1995)