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  1. Patent Infringement: 80%
    34 years, 90 cases
  2. Intellectual Property: 20%
    34 years, 30 cases



Hourly ($795-880/hour)

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    I had the pleasure of being Mark's partner for over a decade. Mark is an outstanding IP lawyer and powerful advocate. He is a quick study, knows how to get his points across to judges and juries, is steady under turbulence, and litigates with integrity.


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Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

2050 Main Street
Suite 1100
Irvine, CA, 92614


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Southern California Super Lawyer/Patent LitSuperLawyers2015
Who's Who in the WorldMarquis Who's Who2014
Super Lawyer/Patent LitigationSouthern Caliiforna Super Lawyers2014
Super Lawyer Patent LitigationSouthern California Super Lawyers2013
Who's Who in the WorldMarquis Who's Who2012
Southern California Super Lawyer Patent LitigationSuper Lawyers2012
Southern California Super Lawyer Patent LitigationSuper Lawyers2011
Trade Secret LitigationLegal 5002010
Southern California Super Lawyer Patent LitigationSuper Lawyers2010
Southern California Super Lawyer Patent LitigationSuper Lawyers2009
Who's Who in the WorldMarquis2008
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis1994
A RatingMartindale-Hubbell1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerOrrick Herrington & Sutcliffe2008 - Present
PartnerMcDermott Will & Emery2002 - 2008
PartnerOppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly1976 - 2002
Law Clerk for Hon. Roy L. StephensonUnited States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit1974 - 1976
Association namePosition nameDuration
Howard T. Markey IP Inn of CourtFounder and Program Co-Chair2014 - Present
The Sedona ConferenceMember and Dialogue Leader2014 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationVice Chair Senior Lawyers Division2013 - Present
International Association of Defense CounselIntellectual Property Section1993 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Samsung v. MatsushitaLitigated a 19 patent suit on plasma tv technology
Mattel v. MGAWon on all counts.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Iowa College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1974
Princeton UniversityHistoryOther - Bachelors1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Protecting and Litigating Trade Secrets in CaliforniaRecent Developments in California Trade Secret Law2011
IP Licensing in 2009Licensing Implications in the Trend Toward Litigation2009
Patent Infringement Claims, Opinions of Counsel and Attorney-Client PrivilegePost-Seagate Developments2008
Patent Infringement Claims Post-Qualcomm: Reassesing the Need for Opinion LettersUse of opinions of counsel in patent infringement litigation2008
Patent Claim ConstructionMaximizing the Use of Intrinsic Evidence2008
Patent Litigation 2007The Impact of KSR v. Teleflex on obviousness2007