Intellectual property strategy, licensing and contracts, litigation, patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets
Admitted to the Bar
California, U.S Patent and Trademark Office
Columbia University, B.A. Computer Science,
University of Southern California, M.S. Computer Science, 1988
Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1993
Mark A. Goldstein is a partner with SoCal IP Law Group LLP.
He has specialized in intellectual property law since 1999,
after working as a civil litigation attorney for five years. In
addition to a practice that includes patent preparation,
trademark acquisition, intellectual property licensing and
related counseling, Mark renders patent and trademark
infringement opinions, participates in intellectual property
due diligence in support of acquisitions by and of clients,
implements corporate patent programs, and develops
trademark portfolios. He gained experience in the computer
software business at Codex Corporation/Motorola Information Systems Group and Xerox Corporation.
obtaining his law degree, Mark earned an Exceptional Achievement Award
for his performance in an Intellectual Property Protection of Computer
Software seminar. His technical experience includes computer software,
networking software and devices, digital multimedia creation and
broadcasting, electronic commerce, and computer architecture. Mark is a
member of the International Trademark Association and the International
Technology Law Association.
Speaker, The Intellectual Property/Technology Business Section and In-House Counsel & Corporate Law Section of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association, November 17, 2011, "The America Invents Act: What Does It Mean for Your Company / Your Clients?"
Guest lecturer, Critical Management Issues in Telecom and IT, Technology Management Program, University of California Santa Barbara, May 3, 2011, "The Importance of Intellectual Property to Companies in the IT and Telecom Sectors"
Speaker, Clean Technology Leaders Conference of the Clean Technology Council, February 1, 2011 "How to Protect Your Ideas and Add Value to Your Company"
Guest lecturer, Mathematics & Computer Science Graduate Seminar, California State University Channel Islands, October 28, 2010 and February 8, 2006, "The Other IP - Intellectual Property - Why You Should Know What It Is"
Speaker, Ventura County CPA Law Society, April 28, 2006, "Hot Topics In Intellectual Property Law"
Speaker, Intellectual Property Section of the Ventura County Bar Association, May 5, 2005, "Ordaining an Outcome or Creating a Catastrophe: The Consequences of Using Definitions in Patents"
Lead author, amicus brief addressing patent claim interpretation filed on behalf of the Conejo Valley Bar Association, Phillips v AWH, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
Mark authored the following.
Sasha and Malia Dolls: Legal Remedies for the Obamas
Patently-O Blog, January 24, 2009
Mark's opinion was sought and Mark was quoted in the following high-tech patent news stories.
Patent Fights Could Change Google's Android Pitch
CNET News.com, April 28, 2010
Will Apple's Patents Banish HTC Phones?
PC World, March 3, 2010
Apple suit: Psystar's Mac clones must be recalled
Beyond Binary, CNET News.com, July 15, 2008
Apple Is Accused of Violating Software Patent
The New York Times, September 1, 2005
Microsoft, Apple in iPod Patent Tussle
CNET News.com, August 12, 2005
Microsoft FAT Patent Falls Flat
CNET News.com, September 30, 2004