Mark started his professional life as an electronics design engineer at the UK’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory where he worked on data collection systems for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. He then spent several years in microelectronics design, before commencing training as a patent attorney in 2005, and becoming fully qualified in 2011. As well as his electronics knowledge, Mark also has a great breadth of mechanical knowledge and hands-on experience gained from restoring several classic cars.
Mark has experience of drafting and prosecuting patent applications to grant in jurisdictions worldwide, in subject-matter areas as diverse as aerospace manufacturing methods and safety-critical systems, automotive energy storage systems and transmissions, mobile telephone communications protocols and handset features/operating methods, semiconductor process technologies, computer-implemented algorithms, user-interface and web-page based inventions, and the use of cryptographic algorithms for controlled content access. Mark also has experience of contentious matters involving the assertion, attack and defence of patent rights.