Mark P. Crockett
- Computer Hardware
- Computer Software
- Medical Devices
- Vehicle Diagnostics
- GPS Tracking Systems
- Imaging Systems
- Mechanical Systems
Mark has leveraged his electrical engineering background to secure patents for semiconductor devices, semiconductor manufacturing processes, computer security systems, GPS tracking systems, vibration monitoring and analysis systems, medical devices, medical device inventory management software, electro-optic devices, inkjet and laser printers, X-ray imaging systems, ultrasonic test instruments, communication systems, radiation detection systems, and programmable hearing aids.
Mark counsels clients about management of intellectual property (IP) portfolios, protection and enforcement of IP rights, and defense against charges of IP infringement. This includes the preparation of opinions on freedom-to-practice issues and patentability of inventions, and assisting clients with IP due diligence. Mark also negotiates and prepares patent and trademark license agreements for clients seeking to monetize their IP rights. In his litigation practice, Mark has represented plaintiffs and defendants in patent cases involving a wide range of technologies, including GPS vehicle tracking systems, vehicle diagnostic monitoring systems, and furniture products.
Before practicing law, Mark was an electrical engineer with Lockheed Martin in Orlando, Florida, where he designed and tested antennas, radomes, and low-observable structures for missiles and aircraft. His design tasks included a millimeter-wave radar seeker antenna and “frequency-tuned” radome for the U.S. Army’s AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire radar-guided missile. Mark also participated in the design, testing and integration of an antenna and radome structure used in the target-designation radar system of the U.S. Army’s AH-64A/D Longbow Apache helicopter. He also did system-level analysis and testing of millimeter-wave radar systems, including testing of the Longbow Hellfire radar seeker in the Millimeter-wave Simulation System at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. In recognition of his work on low-observable and frequency-tuned radome structures, Mark was named Engineer of the Year of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society of Orlando, FL.
- Bachelor of Science (with honors) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee – 1984
- Doctor of Jurisprudence (Cum Laude) from the University of Tennessee College of Law – 1998
- Licensed in Tennessee
- U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Tennessee
- U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Michigan
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- United States Patent and Trademark Office (Registered Patent Attorney)
- Knoxville Bar Association
- Tennessee Bar Association (Intellectual Property Law Section)
- Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association