Mark has experience across a broad range of patent matters, with particular expertise in prosecuting applications before the European Patent Office and the UK Intellectual Property Office, and conducting large-scale freedom-to-operate investigations relating to medical devices for generic pharmaceutical companies, including providing advice on acquisitions and Europe-wide new product launches.
Mark has a degree in chemistry and primarily handles work in the field of materials science, but is uniquely comfortable with a broad range of subject-matter, spanning from pure chemistry to aspects of mechanical engineering. Within these fields, Mark’s work is focused on glasses, ceramic materials, composite materials, respiratory medical devices and auto-injector devices.
Mark joined Elkington + Fife in March 2012, prior to which he worked for the Ministry of Defence (MOD) at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratories (DSTL), specialising in organic and analytical chemistry.
MChem (1st Class Hons) – Chemistry with Industrial Training – University of Warwick