Mark P. Walters is a patent attorney with extensive trial and appellate experience in complex intellectual property cases. Current cases include litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act for innovator drug companies and software litigation involving patented internet and social networking technologies. Mark is also currently involved in copyright, design patent, and Lanham Act cases of all kinds.
In addition to litigation, Mark maintains an active patent prosecution docket, taking disclosures and supervising the drafting of patent applications in several technical fields, including agriculture and software. Mark’s technical background includes work in plant genetics and molecular biology. From 1996 to 1999, he worked in a plant genetics lab with the Agricultural Research Service, the primary research arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where he provided technical assistance to research projects investigating genetic controls of seed dormancy.
Mark was recently nominated by his peers as a Super Lawyer® and he is consistently selected a Rising Star by Washington Law & Politics Magazine (2004, 2005-2011). Mark is a Barrister and Executive Board Member of the Seattle Intellectual Property American Inn of Court and co-chair of the Federal Circuit Bar Association's Amicus Committee.