Mark Scarsi is a partner in the Litigation & Arbitration Group of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and coordinates the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation & Technology practice. He has been a partner at the firm since 2007. Prior to joining Milbank, he was a partner at another leading law firm.
Primary Focus & Experience
Mr. Scarsi is an accomplished litigator with a strong background in computer software and related technology. Prior to entering the legal profession, Mr. Scarsi worked for seven years as a software engineer, designing and developing detection and signal processing computer systems for US defense applications. Mr. Scarsi has litigated intellectual property cases in district courts around the country as well as before the International Trade Commission. He also writes and lectures on IP issues.
Mr. Scarsi’s work has included:
- Defending companies in patent infringement actions relating to a variety of computer related technologies including: signal processing, video conversion and compression, image processing, wireless communication protocols, field programmable gate arrays, power supplies, RAM design and semiconductor manufacture.
- Representing patent holders in infringement actions relating to a variety of technologies ranging from computer software to aeronautics.
- Representing complainants and respondents in Section 337 investigations before the US International Trade Commission.
- Defending software development organizations in contract actions relating to enterprise software systems.
Counseling clients on software licensing and patent related matters.
Recognition & Accomplishments
Mr. Scarsi was honored as one of IP Law & Business' "Top 50 Under 45" and was named one of the Daily Journal’s "Top 50 Intellectual Property Litigators in California." He was also recognized by the Daily Journal as lead counsel in a patent infringement jury trial that was named one of the “Top Defense Verdicts of 2013.” In October 2013, Mr. Scarsi was recognized by AmLaw Litigation Daily as “Litigator of the Week.” He has also been recognized as a leading IP lawyer by Chambers USA since 2009.