Mark J. Levine
Mark is a Principal Attorney at Quinn IP Law, where he leverages his significant legal and mechanical engineering experience into enforceable intellectual property rights for clients. Mark’s practice centers on the preparation and prosecution of domestic, international, and foreign patent applications, portfolio counseling and management, inventive concept mining, invalidity and non-infringement opinions, trademark application preparation and prosecution, copyright registration, and due diligence research.
He has provided expert counsel on matters across various technologies and industries, including automotive, telecommunications, medical, manufacturing, advanced materials, power infrastructure, system controls, construction, integrated circuits, hydrocarbon exploration and excavation, mathematics, gaming, power tools, farming, and many others. Mark’s experience as a systems engineer enables him to form collaborative and productive relationships with inventors, engineers, and designers to learn the intricacies of their inventions and protect their intellectual property with comprehensive and customized portfolios.
In one of his most memorable cases, he succeeded in protecting a client’s multi-billion dollar company against a competitor’s infringement upon a patented—and highly-profitable—product. To Mark, this case was the essence of intellectual property law, as it demonstrated the importance a comprehensive and robust portfolio with steadfast enforcement plays in securing a company’s investments and market presence.
Before joining Quinn IP Law, Mark served as an Associate Patent Attorney in the intellectual property practice group of a Boston-based AmLaw100 corporate law firm. In this role, in addition to preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications, he provided IP litigation support, including pleading preparation, claim mapping, discovery, research, document review, and other related functions. As a judicial intern for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Mark assisted in authoring multiple court opinions and provided legal research and courtroom support. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mark worked on brake design engineering and testing for TRW Automotive. As both a systems engineer and a project leader, Mark honed his skills in working effectively with both technical experts and organizational leadership, which helps him build rapport with all levels of his clients’ companies.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, where he was a member of the Dean’s List. He earned his Juris Doctor at the Michigan State University College of Law, and graduated summa cum laude, was a King Scholar, and was a member of the Intellectual Property Law Society, MSU Jewish Legal Society, the Journal of Business and Securities Law, and the Student Division of the American Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark. He is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the International Trademark Association.