Mark J. Henry
Mark J. Henry is Senior Counsel with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Staas & Halsey LLP. He is actively involved in protecting clients' intellectual property rights through patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights. His work in patent procurement has been in a wide range of technical arts, including semiconductor device electronics, organic and inorganic chemistry, wireless communication, polymer processing, optical communication, and telecommunication. Mr. Henry counsels clients on overall intellectual property strategy related to patent and trademark protection, procurement, validity and enforcement issues, and licensing. He has conducted complex infringement and validity studies and used these studies in licensing and settlement negotiations and to counsel clients during litigation.
Mr. Henry is the author of "State Courts Hearing Patent Cases: A Cry for Help to the Federal Circuit," Dickinson Law Review, reprinted in Intellectual Property Today; Petition for Certiorari, Jones v. Cooper Indus., Texas Appeal No. 14-95-00955; "USPTO Reverses Policy on 'Bypass Continuation' Applications," Intellectual Property Today; "'Technical' Amendments to 35 U.S.C. 102(e): Another Instance of the Doctrine of Unintended Consequences?" Intellectual Property Today; and "Patent Licensing After Medimmune v. Genentech," Intellectual Property Today. He is also a frequent lecturer on intellectual property law, in the US and abroad.
While earning his law degree, Mr. Henry had an internship with Westinghouse Electric Corp., writing patent disclosures on nuclear and other energy technology applications. He also had an internship with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office examining patent applications in the field of adhesive materials and various chemical manufacture.
Mr. Henry has a chemical engineering degree (B.S.) from the Pennsylvania State University. His academic course work included polymer processing, materials science, and semiconductor theory. Mr. Henry attended law school at Widener University and Catholic University, receiving his law degree (J.D.). He also has an electrical engineering degree (M.S.) from the George Washington University, with a concentration in the areas of microelectronics and telecommunications. Mr. Henry is admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia, Virginia, and New Jersey and to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Henry holds memberships in the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Patent and Trademark Office Society, and the American Chemical Society. He is also eligible for Professional Engineering Certification.
Mr. Henry enjoys scuba diving and light beer, but not at the same time.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers
- Patent and Trademark Office Society
"State Courts Hearing Patent Cases: A Cry for Help to the Federal Circuit", Dickinson Law Review
"State Courts Hearing Patent Cases: A Cry for Help to the Federal Circuit", Intellectual Property Today
"The USPTO Reverses Policy on 'Bypass Continuation' Application", Intellectual Property Today, Vol.
"Technical Amendments to 35 U.S.C. 102(e): Another Instance of the Doctrine of Unintended Consequences?", Intellectual Property Today
Honors and Awards
- Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Family Law
- Phi Alpha Delta