Patent Attorney


Marc has over 20 years of intellectual property experience which has focused on patent and trademark prosecution. During his career, he has represented numerous leading biotech companies including Genentech, Inc., Illumina, Inc., Ashland Inc., and Salk Institute for Biological Sciences. Previously, Marc was the managing partner of Intellectual Property at Achtel Law Firm, APC, and an associate at Knobbe, Martens, Olson, and Bear, LLP. During law school, Marc externed for the honorable Napoleon Jones in the Southern District of California.


  • J.D. University of San Diego School of Law (magna cum laude).
  • B.S. Biology, Linfield College, Minors in Chemistry and Philosophy

Leadership, Membership & Honors

  • OR State Bar - Attorney / Member
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office ("USPTO") - Patent Attorney

Representative Patents & Published Patent Applications

  • US Patent No. 6,436,389 "Stimulation of Cell Proliferation by Glycosylated Cystatin C"
  • US Patent No. 6,702,141 "One-handed Refreshment Center"
  • US Patent No. 6,736,979 "Device and Process for Treating a Liquid Medium"
  • US Patent No. 6,821,510 "Methods and Compositions for Promoting the Maturation of Monocytes"
  • US Patent No. 6,893,633 "Methods and Compositions for Promoting the Maturation of Monocytes"
  • US Patent No. 6,660,842 "Specificity Exchangers that Redirect Antibodies to Bacterial Adhesion Receptors"
  • US Patent No. 7,735,615 “Soft Luggage Having an Internal Barrier”
  • US Patent No. 7,864,060 “Wetness Detection Device”
  • US Patent No. 7,625,265 “Hood Plates for Handheld Grinding Tools”
  • US Patent No. 7,681,330 “Footwear Having Removable Straps”
  • US Patent No. 7,357,343 “Fish Strike Indicators”
  • US Design Patent No. D627,396 “Plant Marker”
  • Publication number 20040191243 "System and Method for Stabilizing Antibodies with Histidine"
  • Publication number 20040141969 "Method for the Treatment of Nephritis Using Anti-PDGF-DD Antibodies"