Mark enjoys all aspects of intellectual property law and has developed a strong focus and experience level when it comes to helping clients obtain patents. From individual inventors to companies with hundreds of employees, Mark has proficiency in understanding a broad range of technologies and client needs to efficiently and effectively prepare and prosecute patent and trademark applications.
Mark has developed significant experience with various technologies, including medical devices and related procedures, the chemical and structural aspects of lithium-ion batteries, wind turbines, composite bridge beams, nutritional supplements, chemical catalysts, stem cells, hydrogen production, and high-definition projection coatings, to name a few. He has also managed a broad scope of international filings in dozens of countries and has functioned as a U.S. agent for foreign firms across the globe.
For the past six years, Mark has developed a strong intellectual property law skill set at a large and well-respected law firm in Indianapolis. In his new venture, clients can expect to receive the same high-quality service and work product with the enhancement of focused, individualized attention – all at rates that are not possible at larger law firms. This value-driven approach aims to streamline the process and maximize satisfaction with the product.
Prior to entering the legal profession, Mark worked as a technology manager with Indiana University’s technology transfer office (IURTC). During and after graduate school, Mark worked with Indiana University’s Research and Sponsored Programs office, where he helped principal investigators secure federal and corporate grant dollars to facilitate scientific research. These experiences, combined with his four years working in the chemical and diagnostic industry prior to law school, make Mark very well-suited to understand the needs of researchers and inventors, in research institutions or otherwise, and to help them formalize their technologies and inventions within carefully written and strategically prosecuted patent applications.
Mark maintains active admissions and registrations in Indiana and New York, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and the Northern and Southern Districts of the U.S. District Court in Indiana. Mark is also admitted to practice in New Jersey but is currently on inactive status.
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, State University of New York at Stony Brook (now Stony Brook University), Long Island, NY – 1996
Master of Business Administration, Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Indianapolis, IN – 2002
Law School: Juris Doctor, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis – 2002
Community & Professional Involvement
Eight-year Board member, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV)
Past-Chair, Intellectual Property Executive Committee, Indianapolis Bar Association
Past-Member, Annual Fund Council, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Past-Member, Young Lawyers Committee, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Repeat Volunteer, Ask a Lawyer, Indianapolis Bar Association
Repeat Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity (Indianapolis constructions)
Past Board Member, Agave, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art’s Young Professionals Auxiliary
Past Board Member, Meadow Bend Home Owners Association
Past President, Southport Heights Christian Church Parents Advisory Council
Awards & Recognitions
Recipient, Harlene Bartlett Award, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (for outstanding community service including to those affected by family violence), 2008
Pro Bono Hall of Fame, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2007-2009
Presenter, “Intellectual Property: A Panel Discussion Around Current Trends,” Indiana Biomedical Entrepreneur Network, 2010
Program Chair, “From MySpace to Mainstream – The New State of the Music Industry,” Indianapolis Bar Association, June 2009
Presenter, “Intellectual Property and the Start-Up Company,” Indiana Biomedical Entrepreneur Network, February 2009
Speaker, “Recent Developments in Internet Law – A Roundtable Discussion,” Indianapolis Bar Association, June 2008
Program Chair, “2006 IP Year in Review,” Indianapolis Bar Association, March 2007
Presenter, “Patent, Trademark and Copyright – Advanced Roundtable Discussion,” Indianapolis Bar Association, April 2006
Presenter, Indiana Biomedical Entrepreneur Network, 2005
Bar & Court Admissions
United States Patent and Trademark Office
United States District Court – Northern District of Indiana
United States District Court – Southern District of Indiana
When Mark is not working, he enjoys restoring antique furniture and spending time with his family. He is also an avid Formula One racing fan and further indulges his love of cars by tinkering with a nearly-restored classic Trans Am.