Mark is Assistant General Counsel for the Alcon division of Novartis and is based at Alcon’s Fort Worth headquarters, where his pharmaceutical IP practice includes domestic and foreign prosecution of chemical and formulation patents and associated licensing and transactional work. Prior to going in-house with Alcon, Mark was an associate attorney with Fulbright and Jaworski LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright) at Fulbright’s Washington D.C. and Dallas offices, where his practice included patent litigation and prosecution with a life science and medical device focus. Mark also provides patent and trademark counseling for emerging companies in the IT and consumer products/services areas. His volunteer activities include pro bono legal services at the appellate and agency level for U.S. military veterans in Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado.
Mark received his J.D. with honors from the University of Houston and his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech with majors in chemistry and biochemistry. Before choosing to pursue a legal career, Mark held science-related positions at Georgetown University, the National Institutes of Health, and Perkin-Elmer Applied Biosystems, and received additional technical training at the University of Miami and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Mark resides in Fort Worth with his wife Christina and their two school-aged children. He is an instrument-rated pilot and a snow and endurance sports enthusiast.