Mark P. Ropella



Mark P. Ropella is an Intellectual Property associate with Foley & Lardner LLP.

Previously, Mark worked with Foley as a summer associate in 2018, where he drafted provisional and non-provisional patents, collaborated with clients to draft claim sets and formalize provisional patents and communicated office action findings, and possible prosecution strategies with clients.

Prior to joining Foley, Mark worked for United Technologies Aerospace Systems (UTAS) as a part of their co-op program. During his first rotation, Mark analyzed and improved assembly processes as a manufacturing engineer in the Space, Land, and Sea department. During his second rotation, Mark worked as a test engineer performing certification testing for commercial airline generators. In his third rotation, Mark performed Relentless Root Cause Analysis as project engineer for the pumps system for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.


  • Marquette University Law School, (J.D., cum laude, 2019)
    • Article editor, Marquette Law Review
    • President, Intellectual Property Law Society
    • Leader, Academic Success Program
  • Marquette University, (B.S., magna cum laude, 2016)
    • Member, Tau Beta Pi Honor Society


  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)