Mark’s practice at Carlson Caspers encompasses contested matters in the U.S. District Courts, state courts and administrative agencies. Mark has participated in numerous district court trials to both the bench and jury on matters related to patents, trademarks and other intellectual property rights. He also has participated in numerous Markman hearings. Mark obtained a temporary restraining order and seizure order against a Taiwanese company. He also has headed ANDA litigation over the drugs Prilosec®, Protonix®, Zantac® oral solution, Axert®, and Nitro-Dur®.
Mark’s technology exposure has been broad. He has headed litigation involving electronic circuitry, mechanical devices, optics, surface roughness, chemical compositions, adhesives, software and pharmaceuticals. His other work experiences include advising clients on licensing and providing infringement and validity opinions. He has advised clients on design-around strategies.
For a number of years, Mark managed the intellectual property portfolio of a company in Alexandria, Virginia. The portfolio included United States utility and design patent, their foreign counterparts and United States and foreign trademarks. While representing this client, he supervised a patent revival suit in Switzerland, a patent infringement suit in Germany, a validity suit in Great Britain, and a trademark cancellation in Japan.
Mark has an interest in litigation automation. He served as the Chair of Merchant & Gould’s automation steering committee and on the automation steering committee of the Minnesota Federal District Court. He filed the first inter partes hypertext brief to be accepted by the Federal Circuit.
Mark is active in bar organizations and is the past Chair of AIPLA’s Patent Litigation Committee. He also has served on AIPLA’s nomination committee.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
J.D., cum laude
Order of the Coif
Editor, Law Review
B.S., Chemical Engineering, with distinction
Tau Beta Pi
Omega Chi Epsilon
Minnesota Supreme Court
Wisconsin Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Federal Circuit
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Supreme Court
Robert C. Watson Award, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Martindale-Hubbell AV rated