Mark Whitaker, an IP litigation partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, has joined the editorial board for the MoFo@ITC blog. Leveraging more than 25 years of experience crafting litigation strategies before the U.S. district courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC), and the Court of Federal Claims, Mark will be a regular contributor to the blog. Mark represents clients in mechanical arts, electronics, telecommunications, chemical, and software patent disputes. He possesses an in-depth knowledge of the substantive and procedural complexities of ITC litigation, which will make him a valuable blog contributor.
Mark joined Morrison & Foerster’s D.C. office earlier this year. Prior to joining the firm, Mark led the ITC practice at Baker Botts. He earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.S. from Northeastern University. Mark is an 11-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served first as a Surface Warfare Officer and later as a member of the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, during which time he prosecuted and defended more than 30 trials. He is currently the president-elect of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the largest IP bar association in the United States.
Mark joins current MoFo@ITC blog editors Daniel Muino, Lynn Levine, Brian Busey, and Hector Gallegos. The MoFo@ITC Blog reports on the latest news, legal developments, trends, and statistics related to Section 337 patent infringement investigations at the ITC. We aim to deliver updates and insights on the most interesting and impactful Commission and ALJ decisions, ITC-related Federal Circuit rulings, ITC procedural issues, legislative developments, and decisional trends.