Mark S. Carlson

Mr. Carlson is an active member of the legal community frequently making presentations to legal forums and industry groups on intellectual property law.
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Current Role

  • Of Counsel, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
  • Working in intellectual property since 1987, handling a full range of intellectual property litigation focused primarily on patent infringement disputes
  • Currently representing FlatWorld Interactives in patent infringement litigation against Apple, Samsung and LG involving touch screen gesture recognition technology in the iOS and Android operating systems, and Thought Inc. against Oracle involving software application data persistence technology.
  • Active member of the legal community making presentations in legal forums and industry groups on intellectual property law
  • Active participant in the Seattle Intellectual Property Inn of Court and Washington State Patent Law Association C

Recent Cases

  • Twice litigated against AT&T on wireless handset, network and telematics patents
  • Twice litigated on behalf of The Nautilus Group in patent, trademark, false advertising and unfair competition cases involving the BowFlex exercise machine and other exercise equipment
  • Represented the owner of tradedress rights to the Stanley Classic vacuum bottle in trade dress litigation against Thermos
  • Represented a software patent licensor in litigation against Microsoft over the scope of a license for relational database technology

Experience

  • Dorsey & Whitney, Patent Litigation Group
  • Bogle & Gates, Intellectual Property Litigation Group

Legal Activities

  • Seattle Intellectual Property Inn of Court
  • Washington State Patent Law Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Notable Cases

  • Thought v. Oracle
  • FlatWorld v. Apple; v. Samsung; v. LG
  • Airbiquity v. AT&T, et al.
  • Timeline v. Microsoft; v. Oracle; v. Sagent
  • The Nautilus Group v. Icon Health and Fitness

Publications

  • “The European Privacy Directive for Personal Data,” American Electronics Association Newsline for the Washington State Council
  • “Recovery of Pure Economic Loss in Product Liability Actions: An Economic Comparison of Three Legal Rules,” University of Puget Sound Law Review
  • “Patent Litigation and the Non-Practicing Entity,“ ITRI IP Executives Conference, University of Washington Foster School of Business, 2012
  • “Vernor v. Autodesk, the Future, or Demise, of the First Sale and Essential Step Defenses in Copyright,” Seattle Intellectual Property Inn of Court, 2011
  • “What Are My Odds? A Disciplined Approach to Assessing Case Value and Litigation Risk,” Seattle Intellectual Property Inn of Court, 2010
  • “Medimmune v. Genentech: Consequences for Patent Licenses, Litigation and Settlements,” 2009
  • “E-Discovery and the New Federal Rules,” 2008
  • “Recent Developments in Pharmaceutical Patents,” 2008