With nearly 30 years of experience, Mark J. Itri is well equipped to counsel and advise on the full spectrum of intellectual property (IP) matters. Mark regularly directs the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, and negotiates and drafts technology transfer agreements, joint development agreements, and licenses. He also advises on strategic IP planning, patent and trademark portfolio management, opinion work, and due diligence in connection with technology and trademark acquisitions. Mark guides clients in all phases of litigation, including injunctions, Markman hearings, dispositive motions, pretrial proceedings, settlement, and trial.
Mark’s background in electrical engineering complements his practice focus on technology relating to electronics and computer software arts, semiconductors, microprocessor design, the internet, image processing, pattern and speech recognition, server and network systems, and mechanical devices and instruments.
Mark also focused primarily on patent litigation for more than eight years, serving as a first-chair litigator in the successful conclusion of several patent litigation matters.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Mark was a partner at another global law firm, where he previously served as head of its global IP prosecution, transactions, and strategy practice and as a member of its management committee. In addition, Mark served for six years as a member of the firm management committee.
Prior to attending law school, Mark utilized his electrical engineering degree working in research and development of microprocessor designs and flight control systems in the private aerospace industry.
Suffolk University Law School, 1990, J.D.
Boston University, 1985, B.S., Electrical Engineering
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Recognized, Elite Patent Practitioner, IAM Global Leaders (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)
Top Intellectual Property Lawyers in California, Daily Journal (2019)
Hall of Fame, Intellectual property: Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings), The Legal 500 US (2020)
Leading Lawyer, Intellectual property: Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings), The Legal 500 US (2019)
Recommended, The Legal 500 US (2010–2018)
Recognized, Litigation—Patent, Patent Law and Trademark Law, The Best Lawyers in America (2016–2018)
Top 25 Portfolio Manager, The Daily Journal (2008–2011, 2013–2018)
Recognized, IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals (2013–2020)
Recognized, IP Patent Star – California, Managing Intellectual Property (2013–2020)
Recognized, Intellectual Property Trailblazers & Pioneers, The National Law Journal (2014)