In his third decade of practice, Mark Nelson has appeared in more than 100 patent cases nationwide, serving as lead trial counsel in more than 50 patent cases. He has tried jury cases, bench trials (both in the district court and in the ITC), argued inter partes reviews, and argued appeals before the Federal Circuit. Clients value his judgment, skill in problem-solving, and practical approach to resolving litigation.
Mark’s patent litigation practice covers numerous diverse electronic technologies, including semiconductor products and processes; telecommunications/wireless and networking; LED technology; computer systems and software; machine learning and personalized advertising; and direct/indirect pointing systems. He has also litigated cases involving financial services, such as payment systems, mobile payment systems, check processing, ATM functionality and software, QR codes, hardware and related infrastructure, internet business methods and sales, and cryptography.
In addition, Mark has experience in biotech, medical device, and manufacturing technologies. He has represented individual and business clients involved in genetically modified plants and seeds, pharmaceutical compounds and drug delivery devices, nonwoven materials and their manufacture, explosives used in automobile airbags, and other automotive technology. He is well-versed in soft drink bottling technology, electric motor technology, cosmetics and the chemical compositions used in cosmetics, and asynchronous assembly techniques.
Mark also litigates copyright, trademark, trade secret and other technology-related cases, and has experience with litigation funding. In addition to his litigation experience, Mark drafts and negotiates IP license agreements, provides counsel on creating and maintaining IP capture programs, performs corporate IP due diligence and provides opinions of counsel.
Prior to attending law school, Mark was the director of a genetics laboratory for a hospital in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is a frequent speaker and author on intellectual property topics.
Professional and Community Involvement
Former president, Dallas-Fort Worth Intellectual Property Law Association
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Member, American Bar Association
Texas Super Lawyers, 2012-2013; Rising Star, 2004-2005
Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000
Intellectual Asset Management Strategy 300, 2021, 2023
Chambers USA, 2021-2023
The Best Lawyers in America, 2022-2024
D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas, 2023