Mark L. Gleason

Senior Counsel
Minneapolis
3200 IDS Center, 80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
D: 612.371.5354
Contact My Assistant
Rebecca Krueger
D: 612.336.4791

Education

William Mitchell College of Law
J.D. cum laude, 1996

University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management
Graduate study in business, 1990-1992

St. Cloud State University
B.S. magna cum laude, Engineering Technology, minor in Music, 1984

Ft. Gordon, GA. Communications-Electronics Engineer Track.
U.S. Army Signal Officer Advanced Course, 1987

Ft. Gordon, GA. Honor Graduate
U.S. Army Signal Officer Basic Course, 1984

Bar and Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1996
Minnesota State Bar, 1996
Texas State Bar, 1997

Mark is an intellectual property attorney whose practice focuses on general IP strategy and counseling and patent prosecution in the mechanical and electrical arts.

Mark has written and prosecuted patent applications associated with a wide range of computer and software technologies, including financial services, website layout and information analysis and display. He is experienced with mechanical technologies including printers, industrial instrumentation and controls, and power and hand tools. Mark also has patent prosecution experience with semiconductor technologies like microprocessor architecture, memory devices, wafer processing and testing, and circuit layout, among others.

Prior to attending law school, Mark served on active duty in the U.S. Army, where he designed and conducted tests of military computer and communications equipment for the Army’s Test and Experimentation command.  Following his military service, he worked in engineering and strategic business planning and marketing, including pricing analysis and customer research for a variety of industrial products, software and services.

In his free time, Mark enjoys playing the trumpet for local community productions and holiday events.

Military and Community Service

U.S. Army
Active Duty, 1984-1988
Active Reserve Duty, 1988-1992
Inactive Reserve, 1992-1997
Rank: CAPTAIN; Security clearance: SECRET

Sustainable Resources Center
Member and Secretary, Board of Directors, 2011-present