Mark G. Knedeisen

Partner at K&L Gates LLP

Mark G. Knedeisen

Mark G. Knedeisen

Partner at K&L Gates LLP

Biography

Mr. Knedeisen’s practice embraces a variety of intellectual property issues, with a particular emphasis on patent law.

Patent Litigation: A substantial portion of Mr. Knedeisen’s practice involves representing clients in patent infringement litigation. Mr. Knedeisen was part of K&L Gates’ core team representing Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in the CMU v. Marvell Technology Group case. Following the Federal Circuit’s affirmance of the infringement and validity jury verdicts, the defendant agreed to pay the firm’s client, CMU, $750 million?the largest patent infringement settlement ever for computer science patents.

PTO Litigation: Another substantial portion of Mr. Knedeisen’s practice involves Patent Office litigation, including Inter Partes Review (IPR) and reexamination proceedings. Mr. Knedeisen successfully defended the CMU patents involved in the CMU v. Marvell litigation in a post-trial ex parte reexamination.

Patent Procurement: Mr. Knedeisen’ s practice also involves the preparation and prosecution of patent applications for numerous technologies, including computer and telecommunication networks and equipment, integrated circuits, software, robotics, internet, business methods, optics, RF and microwave devices, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), nanotechnology, and many others.

Client Counseling: In addition, Mr. Knedeisen’ s practice involves counseling clients on patent matters, such as developing patent portfolios, noninfringement and freedom-to-use counseling and opinions, and negotiating business transactions.

Trademark: Mr. Knedeisen also assists clients in protecting their brands through filing and prosecuting trademark applications.

Professional/Civic Activities

Professional Activities

* Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
* Member of Software & Business Methods Committee
* Federal Circuit Bar Association
* Member of PTO Pro Bono Committee
* American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
* Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA)

Civic Activities

* Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society

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Education
J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Class of 1998
M.S.E.E
Class of 1993

Penn State is a multicampus public research university that educates students from Pennsylvania, the nation and the world, and improves the well being and health of individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service. Penn State, founded in 1855 as an agricultural college, admitted its first class in 1859. Today Penn State is one of four “state-related” universities (along with the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, and Lincoln University), institutions that are not state-owned and -operated but that have the character of public universities and receive substantial state appropriations.

B.E.E., cum laude
Class of 1990

Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Named for Saint Thomas of Villanova, the school is the oldest Catholic university in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine, the university traces its roots to old Saint Augustine's Church, Philadelphia, which the Augustinian friars founded in 1796, and to its parish school, Saint Augustine's Academy, which was established in 1811.

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Member
Current

Founded in 1897, AIPLA is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community. AIPLA represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. Our members represent both owners and users of intellectual property.

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Federal Circuit Bar Association is a national organization for the bar of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Leadership of the Association comes from all areas of the country and represents all areas of the legal community of the Federal Circuit. The Association was organized to unite the different groups who practice within the legal community of the Federal Circuit. It seeks to strengthen and serve the Court through its Committees. The Association offers a forum for common concerns and dialogue between bar and court, government counsel and private practitioner, litigator, and corporate counsel. Periodically it sponsors regional seminars reviewing current practice in the Court.

Career History
Partner
Current

K&L Gates comprises approximately 2,000 lawyers globally who practice in fully integrated offices located on five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

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