Summary

Mark is a registered patent attorney who provides intellectual property counsel to a wide variety of clients ranging from publicly traded, multinational companies to startups and individual inventors.  With a broad experience base, he provides assistance and strategic guidance in the development of patent portfolios, both in the US and abroad.  Given his ability to pivot to new technologies, Mark is also adept at on-boarding portfolios and seamlessly working with clients to achieve their business objectives.

Drawing upon his breadth of experiences Mark has coordinated patent coverage and directed foreign counsel in various jurisdictions around the world including China, Europe, India, Japan, Canada, United Kingdom, Brazil, and Singapore, and has served as U.S. counsel for applications in-bound from foreign-based clients. Mark also assists clients in assessing potential competitive threats as well as identifying promising patenting opportunities. 

Prior to private practice, Mark worked for several years as an aerospace engineer at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (now NASA Armstrong) located at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. While at NASA, he gained experience with a variety of feedback control system architectures, control system design techniques, fault detection and failure accommodation schemes, linear and nonlinear model development and analysis, simulations and V&V activities including hardware and aircraft-in-the-loop. Mark worked on a variety of flight projects either as a project engineer or as a technical reviewer. For many years he worked on the autonomous X-43A hypersonic vehicle, during which he served as NASA Dryden's Lead Flight Controls Engineer.

While at Purdue University, Mark was a member of the Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honor Society as well as Sigma Gamma Tau - National Aerospace Engineering Honor Society.

All Service Areas

Education

  • The University of New Hampshire School of Law (2005)
  • Purdue University (1995)

    B.S., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

Admissions

  • Federal - United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • State - Indiana

Notable Matters

Representative Experience

  • Performed freedom to operate studies with in-house engineering and legal teams
  • In-depth patent prosecution experience including pre-filing search, office action advocacy, and appeals
  • Drafted and reviewed IP provisions in nondisclosure agreements, purchase agreements, and joint venture agreements
  • Audited patent portfolio for company spin-off
  • Provided counseling to client regarding rogue inventors
  • Developed patent strategy in light of competitor activities

Technical experience

Electrical/Computer Engineering

  • Electric motor and electric generation systems
  • Switchgear
  • Power electronics
  • Battery charging devices
  • Fuel cells
  • Software

Mechanical Engineering

  • Refrigeration systems
  • Diesel engines
  • Turbochargers
  • Medical devices
  • Lubrication systems
  • Locks and door closers
  • Fuel injectors
  • Bearings
  • Coatings

Aerospace Engineering

  • Nozzle systems
  • Gas turbine engines
  • Aircraft structures
  • Targeting systems
  • Composite structures

Data Science

  • Machine learning and other Artificial Intelligence
  • Application Program Interfaces
  • Database development
  • Web scraping

Control Engineering

  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Automatic controls
  • Actuation systems
  • Robotic systems

Other

Business Methods, including bid quote automation, distributed vehicle rental networks, and reward programs

Professional Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

    Member

  • Indianapolis Bar Association

    Member