Mark Costello is vice president, general patent counsel and chief strategy counsel for Xerox Corporation. He was appointed to this position in October 2010. He is also a corporate vice president
Costello is responsible for the development and use of intellectual property and Xerox's patent and trademark portfolio, as well as the protection of trade secrets and copyrights for the corporation. He leads the corporation's legal strategy in a number of different areas, including Xerox's joint venture with Fuji Xerox, as well as developing strategies for the corporation's legal department.
Costello joined Xerox in 1985, as patent attorney, and has held positions of increasing responsibility before being appointed general patent counsel in 2001.
Prior to joining Xerox, Costello was an associate for Body Vickers & Daniels in Cleveland, Ohio.
Costello earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell in 1979. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University, School of Law in 1982.
Costello is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Corporation Counsel Association and new board member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association, Rochester Intellectual Property Association. He received a patent for "Printer Mailbox Split Jobs Overflow Banner Sheet Indicator System" and was recognized by the Boy Scouts of America, Connecticut Yankee Council, with the 2010 Distinguished Citizen Award.