Mark is a UK patent and design attorney and European patent attorney with a technical background in high energy physics. In 2012, Mark began his PhD in Physics at the University of Birmingham where he was part of the particle physics group. He studied the properties of top-antitop quarks produced at the Large Hadron Collider. As part of his research program, Mark worked at CERN in Geneva for 15 months, assisting in the operation of the ATLAS experiment, before completing his PhD in 2016. Mark previously studied Mathematics and Physics at the University of Warwick, where he graduated with a first class Masters degree in 2009.
Mark joined Keltie in 2016. Previously, Mark spent 30 months working at KPMG as an audit assistant. His clients included a number of national and multinational firms. Since joining Keltie, Mark has worked extensively in the field of software, with experience in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications relating to management systems, fintech, and computer-generated animation. Mark has additionally worked on patent applications relating to a variety of other fields including the automotive industry and amusement parks.
Mark qualified as a European Patent Attorney in 2021 and as a UK Patent Attorney in 2023.
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