Marc is the Co-Chair of Brooks Kushman’s intellectual property litigation practice. He has been instrumental in building, developing, and growing the team. Throughout his career, Marc has successfully tried patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright cases in Federal Courts nationwide, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the International Trade Commission.
Marc has extensive litigation experience from jury selection; presenting opening statements; examining (direct and cross) fact and expert witnesses; giving closing arguments; conducting Markman hearings; successfully arguing preliminary injunction motions; drafting successful discovery briefs, claim construction briefs, summary judgment briefs, and appeal briefs; managing electronic discovery activities; coordinating large document productions; and negotiating settlement, licensing and acquisition agreements.
As a registered patent attorney, Marc is authorized to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Marc’s litigation experience spans across various technologies and industries. Marc has handled cases in the automotive, consumer electronics, medical device, and appliance industries.
Marc’s current practice includes experience with Post-Grant Proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In the past, Marc was involved in several re-examination requests and the associated prosecution relating to patents in litigation. Now, Post-Grant Proceedings are playing a major role in patent litigation in the United States, particularly Inter Partes Review. Litigating through these new forums and counseling clients on these procedures are becoming an increasing focus of Marc’s current practice.
Marc graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2001. Marc was the valedictorian of his graduating class and was an editor of the Law Review. Marc has a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated magna cum laude. Marc’s degrees and work experience in both mechanical and chemical engineering allow him to handle cases involving many different technologies.
Prior to joining Brooks Kushman in 2001, Marc Lorelli was a patent agent at an automotive corporation. During his three years in that role, he gained extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting chemical, mechanical and electrical patent applications. Marc understands how to meet his clients’ patent prosecution needs, since he was a client himself. Marc learned first-hand about client expectations and how best to service clients. This experience is invaluable to Marc’s current practice, which involves a great deal of client counseling in both prosecution and litigation matters.