Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law
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Mark Abumeri

Partner

At a Glance

  • J.D. University of Cincinnati - College of Law
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
  • B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University

  • State Bar of California
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Profile 

Mark Abumeri is involved in the practice of all aspects of intellectual property (IP) law with a focus on complex patent matters pending before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and international patent authorities, ranging from petitions/appeals to post-grant proceedings. Mark has extensive experience in managing significant patent portfolios, developing offensive/defensive IP strategies, and rendering opinions concerning infringement/validity of patents. His clients range from small startups to large corporations.

With his balanced experience in patent prosecution, transactional matters, and litigation, Mark is uniquely positioned to offer adept advice on complex issues of patent law. He has been an Adjunct Professor teaching various topics in patent law for over ten (10) years. Mark has also served as a patent law expert in court matters and other proceedings. 

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Abumeri served as a Judicial Extern to The Honorable Herman J. Weber at the United States District Court in Cincinnati, Ohio. For five years, Mark worked as a Systems Engineer for Harris Corporation, RF Communications Division in Rochester, New York. While at Harris Corporation, he designed and implemented wireless communication systems for voice and data applications.

Mr. Abumeri joined the firm in 1996 and became a partner in 2002.

Education

  • University of Cincinnati - College of Law (J.D. 1996)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (M.S. Electrical Engineering 1993)
  • Case Western Reserve University (B.S. Electrical Engineering 1988)
  • Case Western Reserve University (B.S. Biomedical Engineering 1988)
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