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Mark R. Luderer, Ph.D.

Mark R. Luderer, Ph.D., is Of Counsel in Flaster Greenberg’s Intellectual Property Department and a member of the firm’s Patent Practice Group. He has substantial experience in the pharmaceutical, life sciences, and biotech industries. His particular skills lie in prosecuting and litigating patent assets involving pharmaceutical small molecules and compositions, organic synthesis, methods of treatment, polymers, green chemistry and dietary foodstuffs. He also has experience dealing with validity opinions, freedom-to-operate and trade secret litigation analysis for medical devices.

A former patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Dr. Luderer examined applications involving novel small molecule compound pharmaceuticals, pro-drugs comprising biologics and polymers, novel organic synthesis of new and existing organic compounds, methods of treatment, and pharmaceutical compositions and industrial chemical processes.

Dr. Luderer currently serves as an Adjunct Professor for Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA, and at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he teaches General Chemistry. Prior to joining Flaster Greenberg, Dr. Luderer ran a law practice based in Pittsburgh, PA, as a solo practitioner. 

Mr. Luderer received his PhD. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Connecticut in 2007 and obtained his law degree from the Boston University School of Law in 2010. He earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude, where he minored in Math and Physics.

Industry Groups


  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Boston University School of Law, JD
  • University of Connecticut, Ph.D., Organic Chemistry
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, B.S., Chemistry, magna cum laude
    • Minors in Math and Physics

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