Mark Cohen '84, is Lecturer in Law, Senior Fellow and Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology Asia IP Project. Prior to this position he served as Senior Counsel to the USPTO leading its 21-member China team and as both a visiting professor and adjunct professor at Fordham Law School.
In total, Mark has over 30 years private, public sector, in-house, and academic experience in China and transition economies, with a focus on technology trade and monetizing intellectual property. Among his professional accomplishments was his serving as the first IP attaché posted from the USPTO to a foreign country; inviting China to join the “IP-5” and later, the “TM-5”, a plurilateral organization consisting of the five largest patent and trademark offices, respectively; creation of the IPR Working Group under the former Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade between the US and China; teaching the first China IP class at a North American University; and identifying and supporting the only two IP-related complaints filed against China at the WTO.
Amongst his numerous publications, Mark serves as the editor and author of the blog www.chinaipr.com.