Mark A. Kassel, a partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, provides counsel on a broad spectrum of patent, trademark, copyright and licensing matters. Mr. Kassel’s patent practice emphasizes biotechnical and chemical arts, including nanotechnology, pharmaceutical and diagnostic products.
He has wide-ranging experience in both organic and inorganic chemical areas involving adhesives, polymers, pharmaceuticals, and alloys. Mr. Kassel has extensive experience in drafting agreements, including license agreements, joint venture agreements, consulting agreements and distribution agreements.
He also prepares patent validity and non-infringement opinions as well as conducts patent portfolio analysis.Mr. Kassel provides counseling on all aspects of domestic and international trademark practice, including trademark registration and trademark enforcement.
He represents the worldwide trademark interests of numerous clients. In addition, he acts as primary copyright counsel for several businesses ranging from book publishers to software manufacturers.
Mr. Kassel represents a broad range of clients, with special focus in advising and counseling start-up companies in all aspects of intellectual property protection as well as legal issues associated with biotechnology asset valuation and management, venture capital and licensing.
Mr. Kassel is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison (B.S., chemistry, 1987; M.S., bacteriology, 1995); the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (M.S., organic chemistry, 1989); and Valparaiso Law School (J.D., summa cum laude, 1993), where he was valedictorian of his class.
Mr. Kassel is admitted to practice in Wisconsin, and before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Representative Matters :
Represented all defendants in a patent infringement case in Delaware concerning synthetic renewable diesel fuels. In addition, our client filed an inter partes reexamination proceeding and inter partes review proceeding with respect to two separate patents, including the ‘094 patent at issue in the 2nd DE suit. Syntroleum also filed an additional IPR on a 3rd related Neste patent, which is pending.
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