Mark Patrick is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. He is also the lead associate on the firm’s Social Media and Games Industry Team.

Areas of Practice

Mark is a patent attorney and focuses his practice on patent prosecution, litigation and counseling. He prosecutes U.S. and foreign patent applications across fields such as business methods, computer software, social media, mobile and social games, video games, augmented and virtual reality, blockchain technology and digital currency, e-commerce and financial services, among others.

Mark also works on patent litigation matters that include invalidity and non-infringement analysis, prior art research and drafting litigation documents. In addition, he has experience representing clients in federal district court as well as in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

While in law school, Mark externed at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, first as an examiner in a business methods art unit and then as a judicial extern for the PTAB. He also served as a member of the American University Law Review and as a student attorney for the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic.



  • “The Federal Circuit and Ultramercial: Software and Business Method Patents Tumble Further Down the Rabbit Hole,” American University Law Review, April 2015

Intellectual Property Law Blog Posts

Video Game Law Blog Posts

Law of the Ledger Blog Posts


J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, 2015

B.S., University of Maryland at College Park, 2011


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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