Kafka, Mark

12265 El Camino RealSuite 200San Diego, CA 92130- 4096

Updated: 11/16/2013


Mark Kafka's practice focuses on United States and foreign patent prosecution in the areas of biotechnology, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. His field of specialty includes pharmaceuticals and chemicals, particularly small molecule drugs. He has been involved in patent litigations as well...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Associate

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patent Prosecution & IP Counseling
  • Life Sciences

Representative Cases

  • Idenix establishes patent portfolio related to nucleoside analog antiviral drugs , (2010)


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Past Positions

  • Chugai Pharma U.S.A., LLC in San Diego, Medicinal Chemist
  • Aurora Biosciences Corporation (currently Vertex Pharmaceuticals) in San Diego, Intern


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California, 2006
  • University of California, San Diego, 2002
    Major: Chemistry
  • University of California, San Diego, 2000
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Major: Chemistry


Published Works

  • Fresh start for biosimilars in 2009?, The Daily Transcript, San Diego's Busniess Daily, 2009

Office Information


12265 El Camino RealSuite 200San Diego, CA 92130- 4096


  • (858) 314-1150


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