Mark graduated with a BSc Honours degree in biochemistry from the University of Sheffield and went on to complete a PhD at the same institute in the field of enzymology. He joined Symbiosis in 2017.
Following his entry into the patent profession in 2006, Mark has specialised in Chemistry gaining considerable experience in protecting and maintaining the worldwide commercial interests of private corporate clients and publicly quoted multinational corporations. The range of his biochemical/chemical knowledge and client base means he has worked with a diverse range of chemical and life science technologies.
Mark is also an experienced advocate. He regularly attends European Opposition and Appeal proceedings, working directly alongside in-house legal counsel and technical teams to establish practical and robust strategies that maximise his clients’ positions within highly competitive industrial sectors. He focuses on providing practical and commercially minded solutions to a variety of IP-related challenges.
Mark’s particular technical areas of expertise include microbicidal compositions, herbicides and herbicide resistant crops, polymer chemistry, DNA analytics, pharmaceuticals, electronic circuit board fabrication, OLED devices, fuel additives and construction materials.
Mark is based in our Sheffield office.