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Mark D. Selwyn

Partner

Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group

Selwyn, Mark D.

Mark Selwyn is a partner in the Litigation/Controversy Department, co-chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group and a member of the firm's Management Committee. He joined the firm in 1994.

Practice

Mr. Selwyn’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation. Major corporations have relied on him to litigate biomedical, electrical, chemical, mechanical, and business method patents involving a diverse array of technologies, including wireless communications, electronic commerce, digital cameras, solid state disk drives, location sensing, biosensors, water and wastewater filtration, integrated circuits and angioplasty catheters. He has represented clients in dozens of patent and other intellectual property cases in federal courts throughout the country and before the International Trade Commission (ITC). Mr. Selwyn counts among his clients many of Silicon Valley’s most prominent technology companies.

Honors & Awards

  • Named to the Daily Journal’s exclusive lists of the Top Intellectual Property Lawyers in California (2008-2015) and Top 100 Lawyers in California list (2013)
  • Recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in the area of intellectual property in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2005-2014 editions. In 2014, a source stated "he is one of the hardest-working practitioners around." 
  • Named a 2013, 2014 and 2015 leading practitioner in patent law by IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners
  • Selected as a 2013, 2014 and 2015 "IP Star" by Managing IP magazine, a guidebook that identifies leading lawyers in the United States
  • Named a "Life Sciences Star" in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 editions of LMG Life Sciences for intellectual property
  • Named as one of the "Top 100 Attorneys in Northern California" in 2011 by Super Lawyers magazine
  • Recognized in the 2009-2014 editions of Northern California Super Lawyers for his intellectual property litigation practice
  • Named a "Local Litigation Star" and a "California Litigation Star" for Intellectual Property in the 2012 and 2013 editions of Benchmark Litigation
  • Selected as one of Lawdragon Magazine's "500 Leading Lawyers in America" in 2013
  • Recognized as a "Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star" in intellectual property litigation in the May 2005 edition of Boston Magazine

Publications & News

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June 11, 2015

WilmerHale Featured in National Law Journal's IP Hot List for Fourth Consecutive Year

The firm is one of only 15 chosen for this recognition, which was established to honor those firms that have "accomplished great things in the realm of intellectual property law" in the past year.

June 5, 2015

The Future European Patent System: Update on the Latest News

Following our note “The Future European Patent System: Being Prepared,” we report in the attached document on the very latest news on the implementation of the major changes to the European patent system.

May 19, 2015

WilmerHale Practices, Lawyers Ranked Among Nation’s Best by Chambers USA

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business announced its final rankings for the 2015 edition, with WilmerHale ranking among the nation's best in 46 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 86 WilmerHale attorneys as leaders in their respective fields.

April 23, 2015

Daily Journal Honors Three Partners Among Top IP Lawyers in California

Partners David Marcus, Mark Selwyn and Keith Slenkovich have been named to the Daily Journal's annual list of California's Top Intellectual Property Lawyers, which recognizes attorney achievements in the field of intellectual property from successfully arguing novel theories of law and winning significant cases to protect client portfolios.

April 21, 2015

WilmerHale Partners Showcase Thought Leadership During Fordham IP Conference

On April 8 and 9, WilmerHale intellectual property and IP litigation partners joined an international lineup of prominent judges, government officials, academics and private practitioners for the 23rd Annual Fordham Intellectual Property Conference, held for only the second time at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.

April 2, 2015

WilmerHale Lends Voice in Discussion on Changing Patent Landscape at Georgetown Law Patent Conference

More than 100 clients, policymakers and law students attended the Georgetown University Law Center Conference on March 23, which focused on the theme of "the changing patent landscape." The event featured panel discussions with representatives from WilmerHale, government agencies, academia and industry, and culminated in a keynote address by Republican Congressman Darrell Issa. This year marks the third time WilmerHale has partnered with Georgetown Law to host the conference, which happens every other year.

March 5, 2015

The Future European Patent System: Being Prepared

Dramatic changes to the European patent system are planned for next year or the following year. In particular, there will be a new European patent with unitary effect across, ultimately, 25 EU Member States and a new Unified Patent Court with jurisdiction across all Member States of the EU that have signed up to it.

February 24, 2015

New standard essential patent policy may facilitate negotiations

An article by Mark Selwyn and Timothy Syrett published in the February 24, 2015 edition of the Daily Journal.

February 6, 2015

Patents, Standard Setting, and Antitrust – New Insight from the Department of Justice

On February 2, 2015, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) took another step towards clarifying the antitrust rules applicable to standard essential patents (SEPs).

January 21, 2015

AB 1710: New rules for managing data breaches

An article by Mark Selwyn and Leizel Ching published in the January 21, 2015 edition of the Daily Journal.

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Education

JD, Columbia Law School, 1993, Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar; Articles Editor, Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems

AB, magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1990, John Harvard Scholar

Bar Admissions

California

Massachusetts

New York

Clerkships

The Hon. Naomi Reice Buchwald, US District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1993 - 1994