Mark A. Wilson was appointed Chief Legal Officer in July 2022. In this role, Mr. Wilson oversees all legal matters pertaining to the company, including contracts, corporate governance, securities law, SEC reporting, litigation, and all intellectual property matters including patent, copyright, and trademark matters. Mr. Wilson has over 20 years in the legal field, with a particular emphasis on intellectual property. Prior to his appointment as Nektar’s General Counsel in July 2016, Mr. Wilson led Nektar’s intellectual property department with oversight for the company’s extensive patent portfolio, including the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.
Prior to joining Nektar in 2002, Mr. Wilson was an associate at Reed & Associates, a patent law firm in Menlo Park, California, where he successfully represented both early-stage and Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Wilson received his J.D. from Seton Hall University, School of Law, and his B.S. in pharmacy from Rutgers University, College of Pharmacy. He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the California Bar.