Mark H. Krietzman

Partner

Costa Mesa
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"Mark is extremely astute and insightful, and has an impressive ability to master the nuances of disparate technical fields, from mechanical to electrical engineering and software design to chemistry. ….resulting in significantly stronger patent protection."

— IAM Patent 1000 2020

Overview

Mark Krietzman’s practice touches all aspects of patents, from strategy, diligence and prosecution to litigation. He prosecutes patents and trademarks and counsels on developing strong patent and trademark portfolios, including international technology transactions. Through strategic portfolio development and the creation of high-value portfolios that resonate with and enhance clients’ immediate business goals, he adds value to his clients’ businesses.

Mark has the depth of knowledge and ability to evaluate portfolios, provide freedom-to-operate counseling, and acquire intellectual property rights in order to sustain long-term IP advantage and security. He helps clients fully understand the intellectual property landscape in which they are operating. Mark builds portfolios for his clients in an effective risk-management fashion, providing an armor that can fight against or prevent future litigation.

Mark’s focus on biotechnology and pharmaceutical includes working on the chemistry and accessory side of cannibis with both business-to-business and business-to-consumer clients.

Mark is recognized as one of the Top 25 Intellectual Property Portfolio Managers in California by the San Francisco Daily Journal and Los Angeles Daily Journal (2010). He has been honored globally as one of the IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners (2015 to 2016). Mark is the Costa Mesa Intellectual Property Leader.

Select Experience

  • Mark developed a patent portfolio and strategy for stem cell therapies, compositions and cancer vaccines that would protect the composition of progenitor cells, leading to very successful acquisition.
  • Mark serves as a patent strategist and counselor for a worldwide portfolio of fuel cell, hydrogen generation and distribution technology.
Patents Invented
  • Inventor on U.S. Patents 6,974,223, 6,802,629 and 6,575,593 for USB and IEEE 1394 LED lighting. This portfolio is now owned by ACCO Brands. Co-inventor on a software patent for connecting advertising media with shared digital media, U.S. Patent 8,978, 059. 
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Experience

  • Mark developed a patent portfolio and strategy for stem cell therapies, compositions and cancer vaccines that would protect the composition of progenitor cells, leading to very successful acquisition.
  • Mark serves as a patent strategist and counselor for a worldwide portfolio of fuel cell, hydrogen generation and distribution technology.
  • Mark has been in patent diligence related to transactions in the computer software, medical device and energy industries. 
  • A medical device developer approached Mark with a de minims patent portfolio, which resulted in Mark counseling his client through the development of an aggressive portfolio that was defensive as well as offensive. Mark continues to serve as patent strategist and counselor for the client's now worldwide medical device patent portfolio.
Patents Invented
  • Inventor on U.S. Patents 6,974,223, 6,802,629 and 6,575,593 for USB and IEEE 1394 LED lighting. This portfolio is now owned by ACCO Brands. Co-inventor on a software patent for connecting advertising media with shared digital media, U.S. Patent 8,978, 059. 

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • San Francisco Daily Journal and Los Angeles Daily Journal “Top 25 Intellectual Property Portfolio Managers in California” (2010)
  • IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners
    • California: Recommended for Patent Prosecution (2015 to 2021)

Community

  • Project Lead the Way (high school mentoring program), Engineering Development and Design Class: Mentor (2010 to present)

Industries

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 41,128
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • California
  • Washington

Education

  • J.D., Loyola Law School, 1986
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1983

Blog

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Data Counsel
Impact of the Ukraine/Russia Conflict on Cybersecurity in the United States
By M. Scott Koller, Mark H. Krietzman
March 16, 2022
On Feb. 24, 2022, Russia launched a large-scale military incursion into Ukraine. By all accounts, the Russian offensive attacked on multiple fronts, including against Ukraine’s network computers and communication systems. The cyberattacks...
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IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
Forced Nationalization of Patent Monopolies Held by "Unfriendlies" in Russia
By Mark H. Krietzman
March 16, 2022
On February 24, 2022, the world watched in horror at Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.[1] Lost in the destruction and devastation inflicted on Ukraine and her people, is Russia’s effective nationalization of patents in Russia with...
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