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Mark E. Strickland



Mark Strickland is a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation practice and Patent Litigation groups. He litigates cases in courts throughout the country, including Section 337 investigations before the United States International Trade Commission and proceedings before various federal district courts. Mark focuses his practice on patent litigation and counsels clients regarding a variety of intellectual property matters, including advice on patent infringement, validity, re-examinations and portfolio analysis. He also advises clients regarding patent indemnity and licensing matters.

Mark has litigated patents in the fields of mobile handsets, mobile operating system software, mobile applications, mobile networks and standards, mobile power adapters, semiconductors, semiconductor manufacturing, machine vision, set-top-boxes, DVR technology, processor architecture, processor power management, instruction set architectures, chipset architecture, wireless communication technologies, laptop handpads, touch screen technologies, tire pressure monitoring systems, container locking mechanisms, and other computer-related hardware and software technologies. In the past, he has also prosecuted patents in the areas of electrical systems and electronics.

Prior to becoming an attorney, he was an aerospace engineer with NASA and, later, a systems programmer at the James Franck Institute at the University of Chicago.

Professional Leadership

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Related Employment

  • Mark E. Strickland, P.C., Fountain Hills, AZ, Solo Attorney, 2005 - 2006
  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP, Washington, D.C., Associate, 1999 - 2001
  • University of Chicago James Franck Institute, Chicago, Systems Programmer, 1995 - 1996
  • NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, Aerospace Engineer, 1988 - 1994


  • Hon. Richard Linn, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2001 - 2002


  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1999
    Managing Editor, Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology
  • University of Cincinnati, B.S., Aerospace Engineering, magna cum laude, 1991

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit