Mark I. Bentley

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Partner

Costa Mesa
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Overview

Mark Bentley focuses on the design and execution of patent portfolio strategies, working with his clients to draft new patent filings and build and manage their portfolios. He concentrates on a range of technical areas, including medical devices, consumer electronics, oil and gas, automotive systems, renewable energy and aerospace systems.

With extensive experience in patent portfolio management for a wide variety of clients across various industries, Mark supports early-stage companies with original patent portfolio establishment and through fundraising events and transactions that require due diligence and analysis of intellectual property assets. He also assists larger clients with robust international patent porfolios relating to commercialized products. 

Mark has worked with medical device clients that develop neurovascular, cardiovascular, peripheral vascular, gastroesophogeal, opthalmic and radiation-based treatments, as well as consumer electronics clients that develop wearable devices, communication devices, input devices and other personal electronic devices.

Mark also provides clients with portfolio analysis, including validity and non-infringement opinion work. In addition, he handles inter partes review (IPR) proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

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  • Managed patent portfolios on behalf of publicly traded companies.
  • Established original patent portfolio strategies for startup companies in the medical device industry.
  • Conducted diligence in preparation for acquisitions of companies developing neurovascular aneurysm treatment technologies.
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Experience

  • Managed patent portfolios on behalf of publicly traded companies.
  • Established original patent portfolio strategies for startup companies in the medical device industry.
  • Conducted diligence in preparation for acquisitions of companies developing neurovascular aneurysm treatment technologies.
  • Prepared several noninfringement and invalidity opinions relating to neurovascular stent technologies.
  • Advised heart pump device developer during negotiation of sponsored research agreement.
  • Served as counsel for petitioner pool equipment maker for inter partes review, resulting in invalidity of the reviewed claims and denial of patent owner’s motion to amend.
  • Served as trial counsel for defendant software developer in patent litigation involving radiology informatics software, resulting in a favorable settlement.
  • Conducted diligence on behalf of opthalmic treatment developer for collaboration agreement and subsequent asset sale.
  • Conducted diligence on behalf of opthalmic implant developer in Series C financing, Series D financing and acquisition.
  • Conducted diligence for investment rounds of several early stage medical deivce companies.
  • Trial counsel for defendant in patent and trademark litigation against patent holder, resulting in favorable settlement with no admission of infringement.
  • Advised client on intellectual property valuation during initial public offering.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Pro Bono

  • Assisting victims of crimes and their family members submit and obtain U nonimmigrant visa status under the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act.

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 60,460

Education

  • J.D., Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School, 2008, cum laude; Editor, BYU Law Review
  • B.S., Applied Physics, Brigham Young University, 2004

Languages

  • Spanish