MBioc (Oxon), Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney
Mark studied Biochemistry at Oxford University (Brasenose College), graduating in 2001 with a first class degree.
He qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in 2005. He deals almost exclusively with biotechnological subject-matter, and has experience in a broad range of biotechnologies. He has a particularly detailed knowledge of drafting and prosecution of patent applications concerning viral expression vectors and vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, microarrays, cell culture systems, in vitro evolution, stem cells (including both adult adipose and human embryonic stem cells), antisense therapeutics, protein structure determination and bioinformatics.
Mark has extensive experience of both pre-grant (examination and appeal) and post-grant (opposition and appeal) proceedings before the European Patent Office, as well as experience before the UK Intellectual Property Office. He also has experience of managing global portfolios of patent applications.
Outside work, his interests include long-distance running (he has competed in the New York marathon and the London marathon), skiing and motor racing.