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Mark Stignani
Areas of Practice
  • Clean Technologies
  • Electrical & Computers
  • Mechanical & Electromechanical
  • Software & E-Commerce
IP Services
  • Acquisition Due Diligence
  • Foreign Rights
  • Freedom To Operate
  • Licensing
  • Opinions
  • Patent Analytics
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Portfolio Management & Analysis
Bar Admissions & Associations
Published Work

Mark Stignani is a registered patent attorney at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner. Mark has patent experience in various technology areas, including software, information systems, mobile devices, computer hardware and design, telecommunications, and mechanical. His practice includes prosecution, post-grant proceedings, patent and portfolio analysis, freedom to operate, patent strategy and planning and strategic counseling. Prior to joining Schwegman, Mark served as an Assistant General Counsel for Thomson Reuters for over ten years. While at Thomson Reuters, Mark’s responsibilities included the harvesting and protection of intellectual property associated with software and high value content as well as providing primary intellectual property legal support for business development, contracts, editorial, technology area in the legal, healthcare, and financial services information market groups.  As an integrated team member, Mark also served on various executive committees that drove investment in acquisitions, emerging business development and new product development across a multiple set of marketplaces.  Mark received his Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law while working for Alliant Techsystems. He had previously done post graduate work in robotics and control systems at the University of Minnesota and National Technological University while working at Honeywell, Inc.


William Mitchell College of Law
St. Paul, MN, 1993, J.D.

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, 1985, B.S.
Core studies: Robotics, Artificial Intelligence Systems

Bar Admissions & Associations
Bar Admissions & Associations

Bar Admissions
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

William Mitchell Intellectual Property Board
American Intellectual Property Law Association
International Association of Privacy Professionals

Published Work
Published Work

6 Patent Benefits That Drive Startup Success, Medical Alley Association, 2016. A copy can be found here.