Mark Francis is an associate in the Intellectual Property group in King & Spalding’s New York office. His primary practice includes patent litigation and counseling in the electrical, software and computer arts. Mr. Francis has participated in a variety of patent litigations involving complex hardware and software technologies such as cellular telecommunications, mobile operating systems, virtual machines, web browsers, encryption and semi-conductor devices. He also assists clients with procurement, licensing and reexamination of patents, as well as copyright and trademark procurement and licensing.
Mr. Francis received a B.S. in Computer and Information Science, cum laude, from Brooklyn College in 2002 and received a joint J.D./M.B.A. degree from Fordham University in 2006. While at Fordham, he served as an Associate Editor to the Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal. Mr. Francis was honored with the Nathan Burkan Memorial Award at graduation.
Mr. Francis is registered to practice in New York and New Jersey, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and a number of U.S. District Courts. He is also a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent & Trademark Office.