Mark has almost twenty years' experience
of intellectual property protection and exploitation,
and in that time he has worked for several of the
top London IP firms as well as US law firms.
Mark works to provide his clients with
broad and commercially valuable protection for their
inventions. Mark is used to dealing in writing with
the UK and European patent offices, and has conducted
several oral Opposition and Appeal hearings (as opponent
and proprietor) before the European Patent Office.
Mark also has considerable experience obtaining patent
and design protection in jurisdictions outside of
the EU, in particular in China and the USA.
While Mark's experience has been gained
exclusively as a private-practice attorney, he is
aware of and fully considers the commercial realities
facing his clients. Mark has particular experience
dealing with small start-up companies venturing into
the IP world for the first time, and regularly gives
talks and presentations to groups of start-up companies
who have often had little or no experience of the
intellectual property system.
Mark holds a Physics degree, a postgraduate
Certificate in Intellectual Property Law and is qualified
as a Registered Patent Agent, a European Patent Attorney,
and a European Design Attorney. Mark runs tutorials
for students of the Chartered Institute taking the
advanced drafting examination.