Lawyer Bio : Mark J. Pino
Mark J. Pino
Mark Pino is a Partner in Womble Carlyle’s Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm’s Washington, DC office. He represents clients in a variety of areas including patent counseling and opinions, litigation, due diligence, interferences, and prosecution and reexaminations in pharmaceutical, biochemical and chemical matters. He has significant experience with ANDA litigations and proceedings before the International Trade Commission.
Mark’s technical background covers subject matter involving small molecules, pharmaceuticals, organic chemistry, cell and biochemical assays, inorganics, and fluorpolymers. Prior to becoming a patent attorney, he worked as a Medicinal Chemist at Agouron Pharmaceuticals, and contributed to the discovery of Viracept®, an anti-HIV inhibitor.
Admitted to bar: 1996, Minnesota; 1998, District of Columbia. Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 1997; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2003.
Bar Associations: American Bar Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association. Member, American Chemical Society.
Recognition: Named Top Patent Prosecutor by Patent Research Review.
B.A., Chemistry, 1986, Augsburg College;
M.S., Chemistry, 1990, California State University;
J.D., 1996, Georgetown University Law Center.
Prior Legal Experience
Partner and Co-Vice Chair, Patent Prosecution and Counseling Section, Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP.
Areas of Proficiency
- Intellectual Property
- Patent Prosecution
- Patent Interferences
- Patent Litigation
- Patent reissue and Reexamination
- Due Diligence
- Licensing and Transactions