Mark Ungerman is a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Washington, D.C. office, where his practice focuses on patent litigation before the District Courts and International Trade Commission, and post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He counsels on intellectual property matters involving electrical, electronic, telecommunications, and computer technologies. His practice includes developing and implementing strategies to protect capital investments through the perfection, litigation, and licensing of patents. His practice includes both offensive and defensive engagements. Mr. Ungerman has experience in all aspects of litigation and settlement of patents, including strategy and design around.
Mr. Ungerman’s practice also includes intellectual property transactions such as patent, copyright, trademark, and software licensing, intellectual property due diligence for corporate mergers and acquisitions, e-commerce deals and partner arrangements, domain name transactions, joint venture and trade secret agreements, and other related transactions.
He also has experience in all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution with particular emphasis on electrical, electronic, and computer-implemented inventions including communications systems; software implemented inventions; microprocessor based systems; and other electrical and mechanical systems and design.
Mr. Ungerman is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, where he is a former chair of the Inventor Issues Committee. He currently serves on the ITC, Licensing and Management of Intellectual Property Assets, and Membership Committees and is a member of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.
Mr. Ungerman is admitted to practice in California and in the District of Columbia. He is also registered to practice before the USPTO. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York – Buffalo in 1981 and his J.D. from George Washington University in 1987. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Ungerman was a member of the Technical Staff at Hughes Aircraft Corporation. He also served as a Patent Examiner at the USPTO while attending law school.