Mark Flagel is a litigation partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins. He specializes in intellectual property matters focusing on patent infringement cases, and currently co-chairs the firm’s Information Technology: Hardware, Software & Services Industry Group. Mr. Flagel is also the former global Co-chair of the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology Practice.
Mr. Flagel has been repeatedly recognized in Chambers USA as one of California’s leading intellectual property lawyers and was named one of “75 Leading Litigators” in 2011 by the Daily Journal in its Intellectual Property supplement. In addition, he is regularly cited as a leading intellectual property attorney by the Los Angeles Business Journal, The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and other publications.
Mr. Flagel has served as an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School where he has taught intellectual property and technology and has often lectured and published on various intellectual property issues. He is currently a member of the Executive and Planning Committees of the USC IP Institute, and will chair the Institute in 2013.
Mr. Flagel has also been involved in various pro bono matters. He is Chair of the Advisory Board of the Kayne-ERAS Center, which is part of the Exceptional Children’s Foundation and serves at-risk children and young adults by providing a school equipped to deal with their special challenges. Mr. Flagel also serves on the Board of the Exceptional Children’s Foundation which provides a broad array of services to challenged individuals of all ages, including group homes, vocational training, jobs and numerous other services.
Mr. Flagel has been involved in many high visibility cases. For example, Mr. Flagel was one of the trial attorneys for Stac Electronics in its successful prosecution of a patent infringement suit against the world’s largest PC software company (Microsoft), resulting in a jury verdict for US$120 million. He also was the lead trial attorney for Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) in its successful defense against patent infringement claims brought by 02 Micro, resulting in a jury verdict invalidating all of the asserted claims. The MPS case was named one of the Top 10 Defense Verdicts of 2007 by the Daily Journal. Mr. Flagel has extensive experience litigating other patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and false advertising cases, and has a broad base of experience in matters relating to the internet and in general business matters.