Mark David Jenkins
Counsel
Overview

“If you want to provide value to your clients, you have to know what’s going on in their marketplace.”

Patent attorney Mark David Jenkins brings significant industry experience to his work assisting chemical and biotechnology clients with patent prosecution, due diligence reviews, freedom-to-operate analyses, validity analyses, and post-grant proceedings in the U.S. and abroad.

He provides guidance on the overall IP strategies of his clients, managing large international patent portfolios and applications. He also frequently coordinates the legal strategies for companies simultaneously involved in both domestic post-grant proceedings and European patent opposition proceedings.

Mark regularly advises clients in the pharmaceutical, crop-science, polymer, and personal care sectors, and has developed particular experience working with tissue-banking companies in the emerging area of regenerative medicine. A former product development chemist for a global absorbent product design company and analytical chemist for a major healthcare corporation, Mark takes pride in his responsiveness to clients as well as his awareness of their industries. Thinking forward for his clients, he stays ahead of technological developments as well as changes in the law.

Education
  • J.D., cum laude
    University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center), 2005
  • M.S., Chemistry
    Vanderbilt University, 2000
  • B.S., Chemistry, summa cum laude
    University of Tennessee at Martin, 1998
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • North Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Experience | Overview
  • Prosecuted over 50 patent applications and managed multiple ex parte reexamination proceedings in the field of regenerative medicine, including securing the first patent ever for a fast-growing client in the industry.
  • Managed international patent portfolio of hundreds of patents and pending applications for multiple pharmaceutical companies.
  • Successfully managed simultaneous inter partes review and European opposition proceedings for a specialty polymer manufacturer.
Experience | Legal

Brinks Gilson & Lione, RTP, North Carolina
Counsel, 2015-present

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Partner, 2015
Associate, 2007-2015

Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, Memphis, Tennessee
Associate, 2005-2007
Summer Associate and Law Clerk, 2004

Experience | Non-Legal

Baxter Healthcare
Chemist   

Buckeye Technologies
Chemist

Forward Thinking
multimedia
February 01, 2017

Brinks attorneys Rashad Morgan, Aisha Hasan and Mark Jenkins will provide an insightful discussion ...

in the media
September 02, 2016
On September 2, 2016, IPFrontline Magazine published an article written by Mark David Jenkins and Jafon Fearson called “Obiviousness: Common Sense Cannot Replace Reasoned Analysis & Evidentiary Support.  Please click here to read the ...
alert
August 29, 2016

On August 10, 2016, the Federal Circuit, in Arendi S.A.R.L. v. Apple Inc., reversed the Patent Trial and Appeal ...

blogpost
August 29, 2016
On August 10, 2016, the Federal Circuit, in Arendi S.A.R.L. v. Apple Inc., reversed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (the Board) finding of invalidity when the Board wrongly applied the “common sense” rationale to conclude that ...
Presentations
  • Brinks Webinar, "The Realm of Chemicals: Nanotechnology and Key Cases for 2017," February 1, 2017
Press Releases & Events
February 01, 2017

Brinks attorneys Rashad Morgan, Aisha Hasan and Mark Jenkins will provide an insightful discussion on topics which will ...

January 31, 2017

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.—Brinks Gilson & Lione attorneys Rashad L. Morgan, Aisha R. Hasan, and Mark David ...

September 02, 2015
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.— Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, today announced that four attorneys and one patent agent are joining its life sciences group in Research Triangle Park, ...
Honors

Boston Patent Law Writing Contest Winner, 2005

Affiliations

Tennessee Bar Association

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