Mark DeLuca is a partner in the Intellectual Property Transactions and Rights Management Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Berwyn and Philadelphia offices. He also is a member of the firm’s Life Sciences Practice Group as well as a member of the firm’s Sustainability, CleanTech and Climate Change Team. Mr. DeLuca concentrates his practice in all areas of intellectual property, including patent procurement, infringement and validity studies, licensing and intellectual property management. He counsels large pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, universities and nonprofit institutions in the areas of patent protection, the development of global patent strategies, technology transfer matters, and intellectual property portfolio management and analysis.
Mr. DeLuca’s technological experience is in the areas of molecular biology, peptide chemistry, immunology, vaccine technologies, diagnostics, genomics, proteomics, and rational drug discovery through the use of biochemistry and molecular biology. Earlier in his career, he was a patent attorney for Upjohn.
Mr. DeLuca is an active member of several national, state and local bar associations, including the American Intellectual Property Association, where he serves on the Biotechnology Practice, Patent Law and Law Firm Management committees. He also is a member of the Philadelphia Property Law Association, where he has served as chairman of the Chemical Biotechnology Practice Committee. Mr. DeLuca is a member of the Intellectual Property Committee of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Justinian Society of Philadelphia. He is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Within Pepper, Mr. DeLuca is a member of the firm’s Diversity and Sustainability committees.
Mr. DeLuca joined Pepper from Cozen O’Connor in Philadelphia, where he was co-chair of that firm’s intellectual property practice. Before that, he had practiced at Woodcock Washburn LLP, a Philadelphia patent boutique.
Mr. DeLuca is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.