Mark Guetlich’s experience spans 25 years of domestic and international industry, law firm, and government service. His expertise is in strategic intellectual property planning, procurement, and global asset management, with experience in leveraging or protecting intellectual property assets in licensing, standards, and conflict mitigation deals. Specialty expertise is in cultivating corporate and government policy changes to advance law and practice with the accelerating pace of innovation.
Mr. Guetlich is an advisor and Chief IP Counsel to the energy-sector technology startup ViZiV Technologies, and is founder of the law practice and business consultancy Global IP Group, PLLC. Mr. Guetlich is Secretary of the Board of Directors for the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) where he has lectured, chaired, and held substantive committee positions in the Patent Cooperation Treaty practice, Licensing, Trademark law, International Law, Amicus committee, and IP Practice in Japan, Europe, and China committees. Mr. Guetlich has also served as vice chair of the Intellectual Property Owner (IPO) association committee on International IP Law and Trade, and as secretary of the standing committee on International Trade at the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).
Mr. Guetlich has held government and industry positions including Senior Counsel and lead for the International Policy and Government Affairs at the USPTO; Managing Director of Patents at the SAP AG headquarters in Walldorf, Germany; and Director of International Patents and Licensing for Microsoft in Redmond, Washington.
Mr. Guetlich’s engineering career was as a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Denver, Colorado in the area of private branch exchange hardware and operating system development. Mr. Guetlich holds a Juris Doctor from University of Denver Law School, and a Master of Science in Computer Science and Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Missouri – Columbia.