Mark D. Alleman

Partner Portland Office


  • J.D., University of Oregon (Order of the Coif) (1998)
  • Japanese Ministry of Education Research Student, Kyoto Institute of Technology (1994-95)
  • B.S., Engineering (Product Design), Stanford University (1993)

Professional Highlights

  • Mark D. Alleman represents clients in all aspects of patent and trademark matters, including patentability studies, non-infringement and invalidity studies, due diligence, preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications before the USPTO, licensing and litigation.
  • Mark works with companies large and small engaged in technical fields such as computer software and hardware, computer networking, augmented and virtual reality, wearable computing, computer operating systems, machine learning, data center optimization, gaming consoles, mobile telephones, printers, heavy equipment, automobiles, motorcycles, off-road utility vehicles, personal watercraft, thin films, semiconductor manufacturing, mass flow controllers, precision measurement and test equipment, radar and sonar equipment, and toys.
  • Mark is active in both the firm’s domestic and international practices. Mark speaks Japanese, travels to Japan frequently to lecture, and was previously admitted as a licensed foreign lawyer in Japan.

Member of

  • Admitted to practice in Oregon and California
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Past President, Oregon Patent Law Association
  • Member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and AIPLA Japan Practice Committee
  • Admitted in Japan as a Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi (Foreign Lawyer) (2003-2007)

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese