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Mark L. Maki

Senior Counsel




University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1993

Michigan Technological University, B.S., 1990

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court

  • Northern District of Illinois
  • Western District of Michigan

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 

Mark Maki has experience in the worldwide protection of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, and copyrights. He represents various domestic and multinational corporations and has coordinated IP protection for clients' global operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

He also has represented individuals and businesses from numerous countries in their pursuit of U.S. IP protection, and has an understanding of the nuances of international patent and trademark systems. His experience includes preparation and prosecution of patents; preparing patentability and infringement opinions; trademark/service mark selection, registration and enforcement; evaluation of computer/Internet issues; licensing and related contracts; and litigation support.

Mark has handled IP matters in various industries such as: automotive including hybrid engines, electronic drives, turbochargers, vehicle frames, fuel pumps, brake systems, wiper systems and vehicle modelling software; office furniture; fluid handling and sealing devices; power and telecommunications systems; manufacturing systems and processes; plasma generation; photovoltaic module manufacturing; access control systems; and computer software.


Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars, 2015

Professional Activities

State Bar of Michigan

American Intellectual Property Law Association