Knoxville, TN

About The Firm

About The Firm

The Graham Law Firm PLLC is owned and operated by Mark S. Graham, a thirty-year veteran Patent/Intellectual Property ("IP") Lawyer. An Honors graduate from the University of Tennessee, Mark holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering and a Doctorate in Jurisprudence. Mark is a USPTO-Registered Patent Lawyer, and is admitted to the Bar of the Sate of Tennessee. Mark also maintains admissions before many federal district and appellate courts.

Mark's technical background and his experience enable him to effectively write, advocate, and defend patents for clients across a wide range of technologies, including the chemical, pharmaceutical, life sciences/biotech, material science, environmental, paper/film, polymer/coatings, and medical/dental arts. Over the years, Mark has also worked with clients to help develop, federally register, and protect many hundreds of distinctive trademarks, service marks, logos, and other marks.

Mark is also a highly effective IP litigator. However, his philosophy is to help his clients avoid "going to court" whenever reasonably possible.

A frequent speaker and writer on IP matters, Mark is routinely recognized as a top IP lawyer by his peers in both the Knoxville area and in the broader Southeastern US region.

Why Choose Us?

Mark's IP practice is uncommonly diverse.  He prepares, files, and prosecutes patent applications and trademark and copyright registration applications in the United States and overseas for a range of large, medium and small companies, as well as individuals.  His technology proficiencies include, for example, chemical, pharmaceutical, life science/biotech, material science, environmental, films/coatings, paper/paper-making, and medical/dental technologies.

Mark has substantial IP litigation experience.  He has represented parties in IP disputes before essentially every category of tribunal with subject matter jurisdiction to enter a judgment in an IP dispute. This includes prosecution and defense of claims of IP infringement (and other IP issues such as ownership, breach of contract, bankruptcy, and the like) in federal and state courts across the Country, and has closely assisted associate counsel in IP disputes overseas. Another major area of Mark's litigation experience includes handling appeals and inter partes disputes before USPTO tribunals.  These include, on the trademark side, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board or "TTAB" and, on the patent side, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board or "PTAB".

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