Mark has assumed the role of Director of the Institute and has been a part of this team for over 20 years and has provided patent assistance including patent searches, licensing and technology transfer assistance and patent prosecution for dozens of technical entrepreneurs each year.
Projects have ranged from simple consumer products to coatings systems, computer programs, shock mounts for ship-board equipment and fiber optic devices.
Mark has worked with over 100 companies and Entrepreneurs on topics ranging from patents and new products to improving operations and applying Baldridge criteria.
Education and Professional Registration
Bachelors Degree in Mechanical engineering from UMC (1982)
Licensed as professional Engineer in the state of Missouri(1992)
Passed PTO bar exam to become a patent agent #36592 (1993)
Recent Training and Publications
Three things technical entrepreneurs need to know about patents: Feb. 2001 for United States Association of Small Business Educators (USASBE) National conference presentation and proceedings.
On-line training and collaboration: 2000-2001 an Internet course for UCM and
Use and care of quality gages: 2000-2001 an Internet based course for UCM
Three things Engineers need to know about patents: 1999 published by and presented for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Off Highway conference
Recent patents: 6,158,823; 6,077,029; 6,017,188.