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Mark T. Stephenson

Of Counsel

* Not admitted in South Carolina

What you should know about me:

Whether it be an individual inventor, startup, or multinational company, my passion for IP lies in helping technical experts bring their inventions to life. My background spans a variety of industries including electrical/computer engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering data science, and control engineering, among others.

Mark’s Experience

Prior to joining D&M, Mark gained valuable experience working for an AmLaw 100 firm in the Midwest. In this role, Mark prepared and prosecuted U.S. and international patent and trademark applications, as well as, rendered patent related opinions including validity, infringement, and right to practice. Additionally, Mark spent seven years working as an engineer at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center. In this role, Mark gained significant technical experience working with control system architectures, control system design techniques, fault detection and failure accommodation schemes, linear and nonlinear model development and analysis, simulations and V&V activities including hardware and aircraft-in-the-loop.

Background & Credentials


  • Purdue University (B.S., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering,1995)
  • The University of New Hampshire School of Law (J.D., 2005)


  • Indiana
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Activities

  • Indianapolis Bar Association


  • Tau Beta Pi – National Engineering Honor Society
  • Sigma Gamma Tau – National Aerospace Engineering Honor Society

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