Mark W. Lauroesch is the Executive Director of Intellectual Property Owners Association where he advocates for improvements to IP laws worldwide. Mark previously had a long career with the Corning Incorporated, where as Vice President & General Intellectual Property Counsel, he directed all IP matters worldwide. His accomplishments for Corning included growing the IP department three-fold while aggressively pursuing Corning’s IP interests in US and international markets; crafting global IP strategies through assessment of the evolving competitive environment; developing patent portfolio management strategies and procedures to achieve a 25,000+ patent portfolio; negotiating IP arrangements of all types; and successfully resolving dozens of intellectual property disputes in US and foreign courts.
Earlier in his career, Mark was an Associate at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner; Judicial Clerk to Chief Judge Paul Michel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; and Senior Research Engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation.
Mark received his Juris Doctor with honors from George Washington University Law School; his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts; and his Bachelor of Science, cum laude, with Highest Honors in Physics from St. Lawrence University.