Mark Mathison focuses his practice on patent prosecution and counseling for electronics, electromechanical devices, and mechanical technologies as well as software, Internet, network, e-commerce, and other computer-related technologies. His legal experience includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications, analyzing patentability and freedom-to-operate issues, and performing patent infringement analyses of competitors' products. Mr. Mathison has prepared trademark registrations along with trademark search and infringement analyses. He also has experience prosecuting design patents for a well-known toy brand, supported patent litigation in inequitable conduct matters, and won a domain name dispute in the United Kingdom. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

While in law school, Mr. Mathison served as an extern for the Honorable R. Gary Klausner, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. He also served on the boards of the Journal of Law and Technology and Moot Court and was president of the Mock Trial organization.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Mathison worked eight years as an aeronautical and electrical engineer at Raytheon Missile Systems/Integrated Defense Systems in Massachusetts, Arizona, and California. There, he acquired real-world experience in flight-critical embedded software systems, avionics, anechoic chamber testing, and flight testing. Mr. Mathison programmed extensively in C/C++/MFC, HTML/JavaScript/ASP, and Visual Basic for telemetry analysis and data presentation. Additionally, Mr. Mathison worked during and after graduate school with designated engineering representatives for FAA-certifying airplane and helicopter performance and noise.

Mr. Mathison holds a private pilot's license and is licensed by the State of California as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in electrical engineering.

Mr. Mathison was recognized as a Northern California "Rising Star" for Intellectual Property in 2017 and the four years immediately preceding by Super Lawyers magazine.

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles, J.D. (2007)
  • University of Washington, M.S., Aeronautical Engineering (1995)
  • Harvey Mudd College, B.S., Engineering (1994)
    Dean's List

Bar Admissions

  • California (2007)
  • Washington (2008)

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2005)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for all Districts of California

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