Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law
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Mark Rubinshtein, Ph.D.


At a Glance

  • J.D. University of San Diego - School of Law
  • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of California - San Diego
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, Columbia University
  • B.A. Chemistry, Columbia University

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Profile 

Mark Rubinshtein's practice focuses on patent litigation and prosecution for clients in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

Dr. Rubinshtein earned his J.D. at University of San Diego School of Law. Prior to law school, Dr. Rubinshtein obtained a B.A. in chemistry and M.S. in chemical engineering from Columbia University and completed his Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 2011 at UC San Diego. His graduate work focused on developing targeted small molecule therapeutics for Alzheimer's disease and on devising synthetic methods for the preparation of side-chain functionalized biodegradable and biocompatible polymers. 

Dr. Rubinshtein joined the firm in 2016.


  • University of San Diego - School of Law (J.D. 2016), magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • University of California - San Diego (Ph.D. Organic Chemistry 2011), Thesis Ttitle: Synthesis and applications of side chain-functionalized polylactic acid-based polymers and studies toward a chemical method to degrade Alzheimer's disease-related beta-amyloid peptides.
  • Columbia University (M.S. Chemical Engineering 2003)
  • Columbia University (B.A. Chemistry 2001), magna cum laude, departmental honors in chemistry
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