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A Word from Mark Torche

"I am passionate about helping private inventors and small businesses get the intellectual property legal help that they need. My father was an inventor who had many of his inventions stolen. I recall him trying to get a patent attorney to help, but it was intimidating and very expensive.

"When I worked for law firms, I found that we couldn't really offer much to the struggling inventor who didn't have at least ten to fifteen thousand dollars to pay for a patent. I founded Patwrite Law with the goal to educate, answer questions, and keep our fees within reach of the private inventor and small business.

Mark Torche"I received my B.S. in physics and a M.S. in science education from the State University of New York at New Paltz. I received my JD with Honors from Drake University Law School.

"I worked as an intellectual property associate with the law firm of Ostrolenk, Faber, Gerb & Soffen, P.A. in Manhattan. I also worked on a wide variety of mechanical, electrical, computer and internet patents while at Ostrolenk. Some representative clients included Chase™, Olympus™, Fuji Electric™, Mitsubishi Motors™, and International Rectifier™.

"I am admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and am a member of the New York State Bar, where I am admitted to practice in Federal Court in both the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (not admitted in the State of Iowa).

"I have worked in a research laboratory on several industry sponsored programs, designing and building thin film quantum display devices. I taught physics, both in high school and at a college level, and was a consultant helping to integrate technology into the classroom. I have also worked with major corporations such as Texaco and International Paper to develop linkages between industry and education."