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Mark is head of the firm's patent group.

Mark is a patent attorney registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.  Mark focuses on the handling of all patent matters, including the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the electrical, electronic, computer, business method and mechanical arts before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, patent litigation, patent licensing, patent due diligence studies, patentability, infringement and validity studies, and counseling in other areas of intellectual property including trademark, trade dress, copyright and trade secret protection and enforcement.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Named in New York "Super Lawyers" in Intellectual Property Law 2013 to present
  • Recipient of the Ardsley School District’s distinguished Jenkins Award for service to the community above and beyond the line of duty (2011)
  • Obtained pro bono the 1st patent to an Inventeam of the Lemelson-MIT Program, U.S. Patent 7,850,189, for Curb Climbing Wheelchair Attachment (2010)

Community & Professional Activities

  • Pro Bono:
  • Co-founder, Vice President & General Counsel of Ardsley Friends of the Visual Arts Corporation, a New York Charity (2016 to present)
  • Teaching experience:
  • Adjunct Professor of Patent Law & Trade Secrets at New York University School of Continuing & Professional Studies (2002-2016)
  • Professional Organizations:
  • New York State Bar Association - Member, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • American Bar Association - Member, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association - Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association - Member

Experience

Experience

  • McAulay, Nissen, Goldberg & Kiel, LLP, Partner (2000), Senior Associate (1997-99)
  • Curtis, Morris & Safford, PC, Associate (1993-97)
  • Prior to becoming an attorney, Mark  was a design engineer in electrical engineering at Grumman Aerospace Corporation (now Northrop Grumman). At Grumman, Mark assisted in the design, development and integration of test equipment for the F-14D Tomcat fighter aircraft.  (1989-1992)

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Education

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center (JD 1993; Merit Scholar)

Polytechnic University (Graduate Studies in Electrical Engineering 1989)

State University of New York at Stony Brook (B.S. Electrical Engineering 1989)

Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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