About Mark

Mark is a partner who focuses his practice on intellectual property enforcement and defense.  He has a wide range of experience advising and representing domestic and international clients. Mark is experienced in all aspects of litigation from case intake through appeal. He has handled both plaintiff and defense matters, large and small, in Federal District Courts throughout the country and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The hallmarks of Mark's practice are creativity and efficiency in developing and implementing litigation strategies to meet his clients’ business, strategic and financial goals.  

In addition to his litigation work, Mark is a trusted advisor to his clients, helping them navigate complex intellectual property landscapes. Mark’s counseling services include opinions, such as patentability, right-to-market, infringement and validity opinions, as well as various other forms of intellectual property management and transactional work.

 

Experience

Arter & Hadden, LLP (2000-2002) – Associate, Intellectual Property

University Hospitals of Cleveland, Department of Orthopedics (1996-2000) – Clinical Outcomes Research Manager

 

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association

Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association

Intellectual Property Owners Association, Litigation Committee

 

Other Memberships

Westshore Montessori Association, Board of Trustees, President

 

Litigation Matters

 

Appellate

  • Eastcott v. Hasselblad USA, Inc., 564 F. App'x 590 (Fed. Cir. 2014)
  • Digitech Image Technologies, LLC v. Electronics for Imaging, Inc., 758 F.3d 1344 (Fed. Cir. 2014)
  • Combined Tactical Systems, Inc. v. Defense Technology Corp. of America, Appeal No. 2010-2016 (Fed. Cir. 2010)
  • Oatey Co. v. IPS Corp., 514 F.3d 1271 (Fed. Cir. 2008)
  • Medtronic Navigation, Inc. v. BrainLAB Mediz Comp. GmbH, 222 Fed.Appx. 952 (Fed. Cir. 2007)
  • Erico Int'l Corp. v. Vutec Corp., 516 F.3d 1350 (Fed. Cir. 2008)
  • Ocean Innovations, Inc. v. Archer, 145 F. App’x 366 (Fed. Cir. 2005)

Federal District Court

  • Arason Enterprises, Inc. v. CabinetBed Inc., Colorado – Patent infringement
  • Aspen Medical Products, Inc. et al v. Comfortland Medical, Inc., California, Central District – Patent infringement
  • Work Tools International, Inc. v. The Wooster Brush Company, Florida, Middle District – Patent infringement
  • Julius Zorn, Inc. v. Circaid Medical Products, Inc. California, Southern District – Patent infringement
  • Timekeeping Systems, Inc. v. PatrolLive International, Inc. et al., Ohio Northern District – Patent infringement
  • ASM Assembly Systems Switzerland GmbH et al v. QTS Engineering, Inc. Massachusets – Patent infringement
  • Eurofase Inc. v. ETi Solid State Lighting, Ohio, Northern District – Trademark infringement
  • Beta-Calco, Inc. v. Spectrum Lighting, Inc., Ohio, Northern District – Design Patent infringement
  • Spectrum Diversified Designs, Inc. v. Argento SC By Sicura Inc. Ohio, Northern District – Design Patent infringement
  • Rubik's Brand Limited v. MerchSource, LLC, et al. New York, Southern District – Trademark infringement
  • Ozwest, Inc. v. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., et al. Oregon – Patent infringement
  • Northern Technologies International Corporation v. MetPro Group North America Ohio, Northern District – Trademark infringement
  • Spectrum Diversified Designs, Inc. v. Harman, Inc. Ohio, Northern District – Design Patent infringement
  • Traffic Systems LLC v. Wapiti Engineering, LLC, et al. Ohio, Northern District – Patent infringement
  • Digitech Image Technologies v. Hasselblad A/S, et al. California, Central District – Patent infringement
  • Beta-Calco, Inc. v. Scott Architectural Lighting, et al. Ohio, Northern District – Design Patent infringement
  • Chia Yi Chin Jwu Enterprise Co., Ltd. v. Big Lots, Inc. New York, Southern District – Patent infringement
  • Eastcott v. Hasselblad A/S, et al. New York, Southern District – Patent infringement
  • Mag-Nif, Inc. v. Ace Hardware Corporation et al. Ohio, Northern District – Patent infringement
  • Radiation Stabilization Solutions LLC v. Varian Medical Systems, Inc., et al. Illinois, Northern District – Patent infringement
  • Brain Life, LLC v. Elekta Inc., et al. California, Southern District – Patent infringement
  • Rockwell Automation, Inc. v. WAGO Corporation Wisconsin, Western District – Patent infringement
  • WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH v. Rockwell Automation, Inc. Ohio, Northern District – Patent infringement
  • Laboratorios Miret, S.A., et al. v. A&B Ingredients, Inc. New York, Southern District – Patent infringement
  • Surgical Navig. Tech., et al. v. BrainLAB Mediz Comp., et al. Colorado – Patent infringement
  • Avery Dennison Corp. v. Alien Technology Corp. Ohio, Northern District – Patent infringement
  • Avery Dennison Corp. v. Toray International, Inc. California, Northern District – Patent infringement
  • Avery Dennison Corp. v. Mark Andy, Inc. et al. Ohio, Northern District – Patent infringement
  • Avery Dennison Corp. v. Whitlam Label Co., Inc. Ohio, Northern District – Patent infringement
  • Atotech USA, Inc., et al. v. Macdermid, Inc. New Jersey – Patent infringement
  • Combined Tactical Systems, Inc. v. Defense Technology Corp. of America et al., New York, Southern District – Patent infringement
  • Patcap, LLC v. Safariland, LLC Ohio, Northern District – False marking
  • Oatey Co. v. IPS Corp. Ohio, Northern District – Patent infringement
  • Velocys, Inc. v. Catacel Corp. Ohio, Northern District – Patent infringement
  • Douglas Dynamics, LLC v. Buyers Products Co., Wisconsin, Western District – Patent infringement
  • Porritt v. Erico Int’l Corp. Illinois, Southern District False marking
  • Cooper B-Line Inc. v. ERICO Int’l Corp., Indiana, Northern District – Patent infringement
  • ERICO Int’l. Corp. v. Brea Technologies, Inc. Ohio, Northern District – Patent infringement
  • ERICO Int’l. Corp. v. Doc’s Marketing, Inc., et al. Ohio, Northern District – Patent infringement
  • Plastic Safety Systems, Inc. v. Traffix Products, Co. Ohio, Northern District – Patent infringement
  • Video Products, Inc. v. Austin Hughes Solutions, Inc. Ohio, Northern District – Patent infringement
  • Video Products, Inc. v. Lastar, Inc. Ohio, Northern District – Patent infringement
  • Video Products, Inc. v. Rose Electronics Ohio, Northern District – Patent infringement
  • Video Products, Inc. v. Startech.com Ohio, Northern District – Patent infringement
  • Video Products, Inc. v. Trendnet, Inc. Ohio, Northern District – Patent infringement