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Mark S. Cohen

  • Senior Partner & Chair of Life Science Practice Group
  • New York
Mark Cohen is a founder of Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz, Senior Partner, Chair of the Life Science Practice Group, and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Mark’s practice focuses on patent prosecution in the pharmaceutical, chemical, biological, and medical device areas, as well as licensing and client counselling.

BIOGRAPHY

Mark Cohen is a founder of Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz, Senior Partner, Chair of the Life Science Practice Group, and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Mark’s practice focuses on patent prosecution in the pharmaceutical, chemical, biological, and medical device areas, as well as licensing and client counselling. He is well-versed in all aspects of patent prosecution, intellectual property management, strategic advice, technology assessment, and licensing matters. His work includes management of large patent portfolios, negotiating terms, drafting agreements, and counselling start-ups. He has been involved in large due diligence matters; infringement, validity and patentability opinions; licensing matters; and opposition proceedings in Europe.

Mark Cohen is a Board Member of Masthercell Global Inc. a subsidiary of Orgenesis Inc. (Nasdaq: ORGS), a manufacturer, service provider and developer of advanced cell therapies. Mark Cohen was Vice Chairman of the Board, and Chairman of the Governance and Nominating Committee of Akari Therapeutics, Plc. (NASDAQ: AKTX) an emerging biopharmaceutical company that is developing anti-complement and anti-inflammatory molecules as life-transforming treatments for a wide range of severe and orphan autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

He has published in Nature Biotechnology and various patent trade journals. He has lectured at the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) and the American Conference Institute on general patent topics, and at other venues in the US and Europe on patent issues in the biotechnology/ pharmaceutical area. Mark also served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Baltimore Intellectual Property Law Journal.

His clients that he represents range from start-up companies to Fortune 500 companies. He represents global corporations, as well as mid-size companies; private companies, technology transfer offices of academic institutions; fundamental institutional funds; and start-up companies in the biotechnology/biopharmaceutical/immunotherapy area.

 

A 2020 IAM 1000 Recommended Lawyer.
A 2020 Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer.
"Mark Cohen is always responsive to emails and requests for calls, no matter what time zone I am in."
Of note, Cohen is advising OPKO Biologics on agreements relating to its phase-III clinical trials across 80 sites globally. Additionally, Cohen assisted Ayala Pharmaceuticals with the establishment of a worldwide license agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Life sciences practice head Mark Cohen, who splits his time between New York and Tel Aviv, has been involved in worldwide patent applications for OPKO Health and Sol-Gel Technologies.
Mark Cohen was named to New York Metro Super Lawyers for 2019 as a Top Rated Intellectual Property Lawyer in New York.