Mark Rubio joined Accel IP Law during 2020. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and also practices in many areas of intellectual property, law including patent and trademark prosecution. Mark frequently provides opinion work relating to patent infringement, and routinely performs studies assessing freedom to operate and infringement avoidance.
Mark graduated in 2001 from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a BS in Engineering Physics. He was a member of the Embry-Riddle design team that was selected for NASA’s 2001 MarsPort competition. Following graduation Mark worked as a Field Service Engineer specializing gas turbine power plants. Mark also worked in the power industry as a Combustion Design Engineer, as a Root Cause Engineer, and as a Project Commercial analyst.
Mark has extensive engineering experience in turbine design, simple cycle power plant design, combined cycle power plant design, finite element analysis, computational fluid analysis, Apollo Root Cause Analysis, Plasma Cutting Torch design and Mig Welding torch design. Mark is also an inventor named on three gas turbine combustor patents. After acquiring more than five years of hands-on engineering experience, Mark began his transition into the legal field at Barry University School of Law.
Mark has served as the in-house counsel for a Florida manufacturing company which supports the metal fabrication industry. For nearly eight years he practiced across the broad spectra of both corporate law and intellectual property law. Quite notably, during his corporate tenure Mark successfully collaborated with engineering design teams to avoid infringements and protect innovative designs in the highly competitive metal fabrication industry. Mark has conducted Inter Partes Reexaminations in the USPTO before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He has also handled related subject matter before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. During his tenure as in-house counsel Mark successfully narrowed the scope of adversarial patents to assure his company’s freedom to introduce new designs within the metal fabrication industry.
Bar admissions: Florida Bar (2009), USPTO (Registration No. 68,647), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2017).
Education: Juris Doctor, Barry School of Law, Orlando, FL 2009
BS Engineering Physics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Language Fluencies: English, Spanish, Basic Russian.