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Mark C. Dukes

Partner

Meridian
1320 Main Street
17th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
mark.dukes@nelsonmullins.com

Mark Dukes chairs the intellectual property law and litigation group. His practice involves patents, trademarks, litigation, unfair trade practices, advertising, and international law.

Mark Dukes chairs the intellectual property law and litigation group. His practice involves patents, trademarks, litigation, unfair trade practices, advertising, and international law.

Mark Dukes chairs the intellectual property law and litigation group. His practice involves patents, trademarks, litigation, unfair trade practices, advertising, and international law.

Experience

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Experience

  • Represents multinational corporations in intellectual property law
  • Experience in strategic client counseling and intellectual property portfolio management
  • Experience in defense and enforcement of intellectual property rights in the United States, Europe, and Asia

Previous Professional Experience

  • Served as an examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (1984-86)

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD (1989)
    • Member, South Carolina Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
    • Order of Wig and Robe
    • Received American Jurisprudence Awards for Torts, Professional Responsibility and Administrative Law
  • Clemson University, BS, Mechanical Engineering (1984)

Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Clerkships

  • Judicial Clerk, The Honorable Jean G. Bissell, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • Permanent Member, U.S. Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • American Bar Association
  • Columbia Information Technology Council of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar, Chair, Patent Substantive Law Group of Intellectual Property Committee (2013-2015)
  • Former Chair, Intellectual Property and Unfair Trade Practice Committee, S.C. Bar
  • Has served as adjunct professor, Intellectual Property Law, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Former Board Member, Carolina Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Association
  • Clemson University Board of Visitors (2011-2014)
  • Former Business Leadership Council of the South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics Foundation
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