Mark Cohen is Lecturer in Law, Distinguished Senior Fellow, and Director at the University of California at Berkeley. He is also a non-resident fellow at Duke Kunshan Center for Chinese Innovation, and a Guest Professor at Renmin University School of Law and Jinan University School of Law. Prior to his position at Berkeley he served as Senior Advisor to the Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office and Senior IP Attache at the US embassy in Beijing. He was also a Professor at Fordham Law
School, a Director of International IP Policy at Microsoft Corporation, and the General Counsel of a mid-sized generic pharmaceutical company, and a Fulbright Professor under the Support for Eastern European Democracy program in Slovenia. In 2018, he received the Presidential Meritorious Achievement Award from the White House for his prior service on Chinese intellectual property issues, which is the highest award granted in the federal civil service.
In total, Mark has over 30 years private, public sector, in-house, and academic experience in intellectual property, with a focus on technology trade and monetizing intellectual property. Among his professional accomplishments have been helping to create the US-China IP Experts “Track II” Dialogues between the US Chamber of Commerce and China and India; creation of the US-China IPR Working Group under the former Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade; arranging and advocating for China to join the five largest patent offices in the world or “IP-5”, teaching the first China IP class at a North American university; and identifying and supporting the only two IP-related complaints filed against China at the WTO.