Mark Thronson has 35+ years of successful experience in virtually every aspect of patent law, including patent litigation (cases involving hundreds of millions of dollars), patent post-grant proceedings, alternative dispute resolution, patent prosecution, opinions/counseling, and patent licensing.
Mark co-authored Intellectual Property Legal Opinions, Second Edition (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business), the leading treatise on IP counseling, which has been updated annually since 1999.
From 1982 to 1988, Mark was an examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He became a primary examiner in 1987.
From 1994 through 2009, Mark was an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, where he taught intellectual property law to graduate business students.
Outside the Firm
Outside the office, Mark devotes time to local baseball and other youth sports programs, and community volunteer activities. He was an original officer of LENS Foundation, a charitable organization headquartered in McLean, Virginia, that supports a Lutheran seminary in Novosaratovka, Russia.