Intellectual Property


Mark Nickas is an associate in Brown Rudnick’s Intellectual Property group in the Boston office. His practice focuses on patent counseling, including preparation and prosecution of patent applications and providing opinions on infringement and validity, for clients in the life sciences. Mark has experience in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, materials science, and mechanical devices.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mark did molecular biology research at academic institutions and at a large pharmaceutical company. During law school, Mark worked as an intern in the legal departments of a biotechnology company and a non-profit research institution. As a patent attorney, Mark has worked as an associate for other law firms and as an internal counsel for the technology transfer office of a large research university.


Boston University School of Law – J.D., concentration in Intellectual Property, honors, 2012
University of California, San Diego – Ph.D., biology, 1997
Northwestern University – B.A., biochemistry, molecular biology, and cellular biology, 1990

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