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Mark A. Patrick

Washington, DC
F: 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

Mr. Patrick is a patent attorney and focuses his practice on patent procurement and strategic patent portfolio development. Mr. Patrick also has experience representing clients in Inter Partes Review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. His areas of technical focus include 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.

While in law school, Mr. Patrick 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