Mark Andrew Smith BIO
Mark’s interest in IP strategy recently led to founding TechCrossings, LLC, an emerging technology business consultancy. TechCrossings concentrates on business aspects of IP and is separate and independent from Mark’s current law practice, though it does draw on his previous legal experience in an IP boutique and inside leading R&D, software, and energy companies.
Having enjoyed serving as an adjunct professor of law, Mark now gives back at the intersection of law and business. Aiding graduate students and entrepreneurs interested in commercializing new technologies, he frequently mentors teams and judges business plans in related academic and accelerator programs. Active in the Licensing Executive Society, Mark serves the LES Foundation on the Board and as VP where he leads the mentorship faculty for their International Business Plan Competition. This competition is unique in its focus on developing an IP strategy aligned with the larger business strategy. Mark also chairs the Local Chapter of the Licensing Executive Society.
Mark is admitted to the Texas Bar and the USPTO, is credentialed as both a Certified Licensing Professional and a Registered Technology Transfer Professional and has engineering and law degrees from SMU, an LL.M (Int’l Law) from UH and an MSTC (technology commercialization) from UT/McCombs.
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