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Mark A. Patrick

Washington, DC
F: +1.202.747.3853


  • J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, 2015
  • B.S., University of Maryland at College Park, 2011
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
Thought Leadership


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. Mark has prosecuted U.S. and foreign patent applications across many fields, including 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 has also worked on a variety of patent litigation matters, including invalidity and noninfringement analysis, prior art research, and drafting litigation documents. Mark also has experience representing clients in federal district court as well as in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

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 Patent Trial and Appeal Board. 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.

Thought Leadership


  • “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