Overview

Mark McLennan is an intellectual property associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Mark’s practice focuses on patent infringement litigation and counselling. He has represented clients in both contentious and non-contentious matters, involving a range of industries, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical and life sciences, as well as software, electronics, and consumer products.

Mark’s litigation experience extends from pre-suit strategy, all stages of discovery through to bench and jury trials, in addition to his experience in inter partes reviews, acting for both patent owners and petitioners.

Mark has extensive international experience, completing a secondment in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis, and having previously practiced in Australia for a number of years.

Mark has also been involved in several of the firm’s pro bono programs, including advocating for persons seeking asylum in the United States and arguing a disability benefits appeal.

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Thought Leadership

Seminars 

"Patent and Technology Best Practices for 2017," Intellectual Property Institute Panel, Lavender Law Conference, San Francisco, CA, August 4, 2017

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017, New York
  • 2013, High Court of Australia
  • 2012, Victoria, Australia (inactive)

Courts

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Education

  • Columbia Law SchoolLL.M.2016
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Monash UniversityLL.B.First Class Honors2012
  • Monash UniversityB.S., Pharmacology2012