Mark J. Henry
Mark J. Henry is a former partner and current senior counsel with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Staas & Halsey LLP. He is now splitting his time between Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, serving clients on both coasts and abroad. 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.
In Los Angeles, Mr. Henry is active in the Bet Tzedek non-profit organization and the entertainment law and intellectual property section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He believes in a results-oriented methodology to contract negotiation. Mr. Henry is the author of numerous published articles and a frequent lecturer on intellectual property law, in the US and abroad.
Prior to joining Staas & Halsey LLP, Mr. Henry worked in private industry 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 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