Mark M. Meininger

Mark M. Meininger

Intellectual Property Attorney

Client Philosophy

Mark has been practicing patent law since 1986. Mark enjoys working with clients and patent examiners with clear, direct communication and insight to identify and protect the unique and patentable features of each invention.

Practice Areas

Mark’s clients have included some of the largest technology companies in the world, early-stage start-ups barely out of the garage, and many mid-sized companies in between. He has patented inventions in a wide variety of technical areas including electronics, computer and network systems, wireless and mobile communication systems, optics and displays, integrated circuit manufacturing and testing, as well as satellite systems, sports equipment, and electron optics.

Professional Experience and Education

Mark earned a B.A. degree in Physics at Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, and a M.S. degree in Applied Physics at Oregon Graduate Center (now Oregon Health and Science University). At Lewis & Clark Law School he earned his J.D. degree, magna cum laude.

Mark has worked as an in-house lawyer at a public company, handling an anti-counterfeiting program and general intellectual property matters and managing outside counsel. His work significantly curtailed importation of counterfeit products. In private practice, Mark has helped mid-sized companies create and operate invention disclosure and patent programs.

Also, Mark has taught both patent law and intellectual property law as an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School and at Willamette University Law School. ‎


Mark is a member of the Oregon State Bar and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


Outside the office, Mark commutes by bicycle year-round and enjoys bicycling and hiking all over the Northwest, growing food in his urban yard, and welding artful garden structures.