Ethan Marks focuses his practice on patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright litigation. He represents clients in all stages of complex intellectual property disputes, including in district court litigation, post-grant and appellate proceedings, arbitration, and licensing matters.

Ethan has significant experience in a variety of technologies, including semiconductors, cellular network standards, software, consumer electronics, electrical cables, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Ethan was a litigation associate at Manion Gaynor & Manning LLP, where he represented corporate and individual clients in state and federal courts and arbitration proceedings.

In law school, Ethan served as Articles Editor for the Boston College Law Review and worked as a student practitioner at the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General.

  • Served as lead associate and supervised fifteen-attorney discovery team in commercial arbitration resulting in eight-figure award to client.
  • Represented artificial turf manufacturer during four-week patent infringement and false advertising jury trial.
  • Represented defendants in patent infringement, trade secret, and fiduciary duty litigation involving advertising research software. Obtained summary judgment of no non-patent damages.
  • Counseled high-tech and pharmaceutical clients in licensing matters. Drafted and evaluated patent licenses and advised clients on scope, termination, and other strategic considerations.
  • Represented defendant in patent infringement case involving interactive transcript software, reaching a favorable settlement. 
  • Represented multinational sportswear company in trademark dispute, reaching a settlement that allowed client to enter the U.S. market. 
  • Drafted inter partes review petitions and preliminary patent owner responses in proceedings involving semiconductors and shielded electrical cables.
  • Represented defendant in three-patent suit and inter partes review proceedings related to the CAD/CAM design of dental restorations, reaching a favorable settlement.
  • Represented plaintiff in four-patent case regarding accelerated networking input/output software and hardware.
  • Aided in various appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 
  • Represent pro bono client in immigration proceedings.

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Duke University Alumni Board

  • First Place, ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Writing Competition
  • Award for Pro Bono Excellence, Boston College Law School
  • 2018 Forever Duke Award
  • Duke English Department Prize for Nonfiction

Articles

June 19, 2019

Supreme Court: Licensee may use trademark after bankruptcy rejection, subject to license

February 22, 2019

High Court Scrutinizing Gov't Use Of AIA Reviews

March 23, 2017

Expectations For High Court Patent Exhaustion Decision



Federalism in an Era of International Free Trade: The General Agreement on Trade in Services and the Regulation of Insurance in the United States, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Vol. 50-1 (Fall 2014).

Indefiniteness After Dow: The Problem of Multiple Measurement Techniques
, Boston Patent Law Association Newsletter, Vol. 47-1 (Winter 2016).
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Ethan Marks focuses his practice on patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright litigation. He represents clients in all stages of complex intellectual property disputes, including in district court litigation, post-grant and appellate proceedings, arbitration, and licensing matters.

Ethan has significant experience in a variety of technologies, including semiconductors, cellular network standards, software, consumer electronics, electrical cables, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Ethan was a litigation associate at Manion Gaynor & Manning LLP, where he represented corporate and individual clients in state and federal courts and arbitration proceedings.

In law school, Ethan served as Articles Editor for the Boston College Law Review and worked as a student practitioner at the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General.

  • Served as lead associate and supervised fifteen-attorney discovery team in commercial arbitration resulting in eight-figure award to client.
  • Represented artificial turf manufacturer during four-week patent infringement and false advertising jury trial.
  • Represented defendants in patent infringement, trade secret, and fiduciary duty litigation involving advertising research software. Obtained summary judgment of no non-patent damages.
  • Counseled high-tech and pharmaceutical clients in licensing matters. Drafted and evaluated patent licenses and advised clients on scope, termination, and other strategic considerations.
  • Represented defendant in patent infringement case involving interactive transcript software, reaching a favorable settlement. 
  • Represented multinational sportswear company in trademark dispute, reaching a settlement that allowed client to enter the U.S. market. 
  • Drafted inter partes review petitions and preliminary patent owner responses in proceedings involving semiconductors and shielded electrical cables.
  • Represented defendant in three-patent suit and inter partes review proceedings related to the CAD/CAM design of dental restorations, reaching a favorable settlement.
  • Represented plaintiff in four-patent case regarding accelerated networking input/output software and hardware.
  • Aided in various appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 
  • Represent pro bono client in immigration proceedings.

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Duke University Alumni Board

  • First Place, ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Writing Competition
  • Award for Pro Bono Excellence, Boston College Law School
  • 2018 Forever Duke Award
  • Duke English Department Prize for Nonfiction
Federalism in an Era of International Free Trade: The General Agreement on Trade in Services and the Regulation of Insurance in the United States, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Vol. 50-1 (Fall 2014).

Indefiniteness After Dow: The Problem of Multiple Measurement Techniques
, Boston Patent Law Association Newsletter, Vol. 47-1 (Winter 2016).

Articles

June 19, 2019

Supreme Court: Licensee may use trademark after bankruptcy rejection, subject to license

February 22, 2019

High Court Scrutinizing Gov't Use Of AIA Reviews

March 23, 2017

Expectations For High Court Patent Exhaustion Decision