Intellectual Property Counsel
Polytechnic Institute of New York, B.S., 1970
New York Law School, J.D., 1979
Wilkes University, M.A., 2008
Colorado State Courts, 2017
New York State Courts, 1988
Florida State Courts, 1981
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1977
Colorado Bar Association
Florida Bar Association
New York Bar Association
Mark is Intellectual Property Counsel for Block 45 Legal. He is passionate about helping individuals, universities, and corporations protect their intellectual property in the U.S. and around the world. He can identify inventions and strategize with clients to make profitable business decisions based on their intellectual property, resolving legal issues as they arise and even before they become problems.
Mark earned his Bachelor of Science in physics from NYU Polytechnic (formerly Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn). After graduating, he moved to Colorado and worked as a technical writer for Hewlett Packard in Loveland and then Digital Equipment Corp. in Massachusetts. In 1975, he was admitted to New York Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree. He is a patent attorney, registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has drafted and filed more than 1,000 patent applications and more than 500 trademark applications in the U.S. and in foreign countries. In 2006, he was admitted to Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, where he earned a Masters Degree in creative writing.
Over the years as an attorney, he worked as in-house counsel at Pitney Bowes, General Electric (International Patent Operation), U.S. Surgical Corp., and IBM. He then entered private practice in his own boutique IP firm and then joined a large general law firm as head of the IP group in Binghamton, NY. His work with corporations and individuals, both as in-house counsel and as a law firm special counsel, allows him to advise clients about the value of their patent and trademark portfolios and the best ways to protect them.
In his spare time, Mark writes and broadcasts humorous essays on the public radio show, Weekend Radio, hosted by Robert Conrad. He is also a contributing editor for Videomaker magazine and the Journal of Irreproducible Results. As an amateur movie maker, he has won international awards in competitions. He is a member of the Baker Street Irregulars and Mensa, where he served as the chair of the Mensa International Trademark Committee.