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Mark P. Terry

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As a recognized expert in patent and trademark law, Mark Terry is regularly featured in publications and journals. Click here to see some of the publications in which he’s been featured.

You can read Mr. Terry’s almost daily insights on patent and trademark law, especially current happenings at the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, visit his acclaimed patent blog at http://www.floridapatentlawyerblog.com.

Last year, Mark Terry was voted as a Rising Star in the field of Intellectual Property Law by the SuperLawyers legal publication.

Work Experience

Mr. Terry started his career as a software engineer
for the engineering firm of Trident Systems in the Washington D.C. area. For over five years, Mr. Terry researched and developed numerous software applications for the Army, Navy and Department of Defense in a wide variety of areas, including requirements engineering, traceability, situational awareness, neural networks, target recognition, trajectory paths and high fidelity simulations. He developed software on an assortment of platforms, including Windows, Unix and Linux and in a range of programming languages, including C++, Pascal, Fortran 77, and Visual Basic.

Mr. Terry continued his career as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
He was a member of Technology Center 2700 and examined patent applications for a wide range of technologies including database access, data storage, database management systems and data display methods. As a Patent Examiner, Mr. Terry graduated from first year Examiner training at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Academy. While at the USPTO, Mr. Terry worked on multiple controversial and high profile cases, including patent applications related to Y2K solutions and Amazon patent applications.

Subsequent to his stint as a Patent Examiner, Mr. Terry worked as a patent associate for the D.C.-area intellectual property law firm of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein and Fox, recognized to be among the top patent law firms in the United States. At Sterne Kessler, Mr. Terry represented multiple Fortune 500 companies, such as Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Company, Silicon Graphics, Inc. and MIPS. Mr. Terry practiced patent preparation and prosecution, as well as litigation support.

Before founding the Office of Mark Terry, Esq., Mark worked as a patent associate for the prestigious Florida law firm of Holland & Knight. With more than 1200 lawyers throughout the United States and abroad, Holland & Knight is among the 10 largest law firms in the world and the second largest law firm in Florida. At Holland & Knight, Mr. Terry continued representing large blue-chip corporations, such as IBM, Motorola and Dole USA in the areas of patent preparation and prosecution, trademark prosecution, and the like.

Mr. Terry also currently serves as of-counsel to the reputable intellectual property law firm of DiSanto, LLP – a boutique New York/Miami law firm providing sophisticated yet cost-effective legal representation to established and emerging businesses. The firm represents an impressive roster of U.S. and international clients, including Fortune 500 corporations, middle market companies, and small businesses and entrepreneurs.


Mark Terry received a Bachelor of Science degree in the subjects of Physics and Mathematics at the American University in Washington DC. He also did graduate work in the Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate program at Louisiana State University.

Mr. Terry was further a Physics Fellow at the University of Michigan Department of Astronomy in Ann Arbor, MI where he worked on rare star emissions and a Physics Visiting Fellow at the Stanford University Linear Accelerator Center in Palo Alto, CA where he worked on spin physics measuring projects.

Mr. Terry later received a Juris Doctor degree, with a concentration in the Intellectual Property Sequence, from George Mason University School of Law, in Arlington VA.


Mark Terry is a member of the Florida Bar, thereby admitted to all state courts in Florida. Mark is a member of the 2007 inaugural class to be Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law by the Florida Bar. Mr. Terry is also currently a member of the Florida Bar Intellectual Property Certification Committee, which is the body charged with vetting applicants for board certification, as well as preparing the exam taken by the applicants.

Mr. Terry is further a member of the federal United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

He is also a member of the federal Patent Bar, thereby registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.

Mr. Terry is also a member of the Intellectual Property Section of the American Bar Association and the Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida.


Mark Terry speaks fluent Spanish. Se habla Español.


Click here to see some of the publications in which he’s been featured.


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