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Background

Mark J. Hebert is a Principal in Fish & Richardson’s Boston office. His practice emphasizes intellectual property litigation and client counseling, with a particular concentration on medical device patent litigation, and appellate work. He has extensive experience in competitor-cases representing the plaintiff-patentee, USPTO reexaminations, reissue proceedings, and inter partes reviews.

His concentration on medical device patent litigation has included work in the following technology areas: orthopedic suture anchors, spinal implants, artificial knee and hip prostheses, dialysis machines, videoarthroscopes, suture handling instruments, orthopedic RF electrosurgery probes, transchest pacemakers, and orthopedic casting material. He has also litigated within other technological areas including computer-based music systems, video compression algorithms, perfume spray pumps, large-format cameras, voice-operated switches, computer voice recognition, memory-foam earplugs, and removable tape strips.

Mr. Hebert joined Fish & Richardson in 1987. Before entering the practice of law, Mr. Hebert worked as an engineer in the nuclear industry (1979-1985).​

Education

J.D., Suffolk University Law School 1985
cum laude


M.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute 1980
Mechanical Engineering
Pi Tau Sigma


B.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute 1978
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 1985
  • Massachusetts 1985

Other Distinctions

Accolades

  • Best Lawyers in America, IP Litigation, 2016.
  • 500 Leading Lawyers in America – Lawdragon, 2012.
  • Top Attorneys in Massachusetts – Boston Magazine, 2013, 2014.
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2004, 2013, 2014.
  • Top Rated Lawyers, Boston Globe, 2015.
  • Top Rated Lawyer, Litigation, Appellate and Intellectual Property, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbel for 17 years.​​

Experience

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