Mark P. Wine


Orange County Office

In Memoriam:
Orrick mourns the passing of our partner and friend Mark Wine on April 20, 2019.

Having tried 27 federal and state trials over the past 40 years, Mark Wine can charm any jury. A natural storyteller and affable teacher, Mark transforms complicated technology into compelling stories, and faceless corporations into engaging individuals. Mark applies the same friendly and confident style when leading his litigation teams, inspiring each person to strive for greatness, and thereby elevating the entire team.

Mark serves as Deputy Chair of the Global Intellectual Property Business Unit. Given his lifelong passion for technology, Mark is a natural fit for intellectual property litigation. He tries patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret cases for Fortune 500 companies throughout California, as well as international clients in Asia and Europe. He handles all phases of discovery, prior art research, pretrial, jury and bench trial work, post-trial motions and appeals before the Fourth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Federal Circuits, as well as Section 337 proceedings before the ITC.

As lead defense counsel, Mark settled a five-patent matter for a European medical manufacturer, for approximately one-half of one percent of the original demand. Mark’s team invalidated two of the five asserted patents on summary judgment and successfully defended that outcome in the Federal Circuit. The case settled just before trial on the remaining issues. 

Mark has also defended one of the world's leading consumer electronics manufacturers in patent infringement litigation involving plasma screen displays. The case involved claims and counterclaims covering 16 patents and was settled favorably following an intensive discovery and claims construction battle.

  • Over the past four years, Mark has appeared in numerous cases in the Eastern District of Texas for a number of Fortune 500 companies. All of those matters have been successfully resolved short of trial.

    Mark is a frequent speaker and author on intellectual property topics. While in law school, Mark served as Notes and Comments editor on the Iowa Law Review.

  • Mark's Other Representative Experience:

    • Lead trial counsel for the world's largest automobile manufacturer in patent infringement litigation involving Web site design and functionality.
    • Lead trial counsel in a patent infringement litigation in multiple venues involving a computer peripheral manufacturer, which was settled favorably after the validity of the opponent's patents was seriously put into question.
    • Lead trial counsel in a complicated trade secret and copyright infringement case involving medical software.
    • Lead trial counsel in a patent infringement litigation pending in several locations in the United States for a Taiwanese software manufacturer on laser printer software.
    • Lead trial counsel in a patent infringement litigation on behalf of a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer which resulted in a favorable settlement following extensive discovery in Asia and Europe to determine issues of patent priority.
    • Lead trial counsel in a patent, trademark and copyright litigation matter on behalf of an international office product supply company regarding design and marketing of toner cartridges; settled favorably at mediation.
    • Lead trial counsel in a patent infringement jury trial involving passive responder technology in which a stipulated seven figure judgment was negotiated following favorable jury verdict on infringement.