• Mark A. Baghdassarian is a trial lawyer who litigates complex patent, trademark and trade secret cases in courts across the country. In representing both intellectual property owners and accused infringers, his approach to communicating with judges and juries focuses on storytelling and translating complex technologies into simple and easy-to-understand concepts across a broad spectrum of technologies, including satellite radio devices and services, connected vehicle technology, in-vehicle navigation systems, cellular systems, digital imaging technology, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

    In addition to litigation, Mark represents clients in intellectual property licensing and transactional matters and in intellectual property evaluation and acquisition. Mark represents clients that range from Fortune 500 companies to innovative startups.

    Experience

    • Representing Sirius XM in a patent infringement action involving audio recording and playback technology.

    • Representing AVG Technologies in a patent infringement action brought by Uniloc involving software authentication.

    • Representing Davis + Henderson in patent infringement action brought by Joao Bock Transaction Systems.

    • Representing Prism Technologies in a patent infringement action involving computer software.

    • Represented Volkswagen Group of America in a patent infringement action involving vehicle navigation systems.

    • Represented Sirius XM Radio Inc. in a patent infringement action involving encryption technology.

    • Represented Sirius XM Radio Inc. in a patent infringement action involving audio content that can be downloaded and played according to a playlist.

    • Represented Sirius XM Radio Inc. in a declaratory judgment action involving patents relating to microprocessor design and flash memory chips.

    • Represented Camtek Ltd., an Israeli manufacturer of semiconductor wafer inspection systems, in a patent infringement action.

    • Represented Sinosteel Corp., Sinosteel Trading Co. and Liaoning Jiayi Metals & Minerals Co. Ltd. in a class action antitrust lawsuit alleging price fixing for magnesite.

    • Represented Savient Pharmaceuticals against a breach of contract claim regarding ownership of patents and involving multimillion-dollar damages.

    • Represented Sirius XM Radio Inc. against a patent infringement action relating to radio devices.

    • Represented XM Satellite Radio Inc. in multi-district patent litigation involving computer telephony technology.

    • Represented pharmaceutical manufacturer Endo Pharmaceuticals in ANDA patent infringement action.

    • Represented StarTech Corp., a major innovator of plasma arc technology used for waste management, against a patent infringement action.

    • Represented Advanced Technology Materials Inc., a major supplier of gas storage and distribution systems used in semiconductor fabrication, against a patent infringement action.

    • Represented Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. against breach of contract claims in AAA arbitration in which claimant demanded more than $100 million in damages.

    Credentials

    Education

    • J.D., magna cum laude, New York Law School, 1999
    • B.S., Chemistry, College of William & Mary, 1995

    Bar Admissions

    • New York, 1999
    • Connecticut, 2000

    Clerkships

    • Honorable Roger J. Miner, U.S.C.A., 2nd Circuit, 2000 - 2001

    Court Admissions

    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S.C.A., Federal Circuit
    • U.S.C.A., 2nd Circuit
    • U.S.C.A., 3rd Circuit
    • U.S.C.A., 9th Circuit
    • U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York
    • U.S.D.C., Eastern District of Texas
    • Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Bar Association
    • American Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Nassau County Bar Association
    • New York Intellectual Property Law Association