Mark Bell joined the firm in 2007 having graduated from the University of Oxford with a First Class Master of Physics degree in 2003. He then went on to complete a DPhil in Particle Physics, also at the University of Oxford. His DPhil involved studying the decay of sub-atomic particles a large scale detector on a particle accelerator in Hamburg, which helped give insights into the quark and gluon structure of the proton.
Mark handles patent work in a variety of electronics, engineering and physics fields, including graphics processing, medical devices, mechanical engineering, solid state lighting, optics and data storage. He has experience in drafting new patents in all of these fields, prosecuting such applications to grant before the UK and European Patent Offices, and also handling international patent portfolios. He also files registered designs in the UK and Europe, as well as providing strategic advice regarding the infringement and validity of patents and designs.
Mark acts for clients of a variety of sizes, from individuals, start-ups and SMEs all the way through to multinational corporations, with a particular focus on small and medium sized technology companies for whom their patent portfolios are one of their major assets.
- European Patent Attorney
- Chartered Patent Attorney