Mark Scott

Senior Associate


Having graduated from Oxford University with a First Class Honours Degree in Chemistry, Mark joined Dehns as a Technical Assistant in 2013. He became an Associate of the firm in 2019 and became a Senior Associate in 2023.


Type of clients and client work

Mark works for a variety of clients, including several large well-known multinational companies as well as a range of SMEs and smaller companies. He has extensive experience of prosecuting patent applications, both in the UK and Europe, as well as handling large patent portfolios with applications in a wide range of territories worldwide. For some clients, including one major multinational company, Mark works directly with inventors to uncover their inventions, drafts patent applications, and then oversees the prosecution process through to grant in many countries simultaneously. Mark is particularly focussed on making sure his client’s IP is commercially relevant to them, and providing practical and cost-effective solutions to any problems which arise during the patent prosecution process.

Mark also has considerable experience of handling post-grant issues, including EPO oppositions and appeals. He has successfully defended and attacked a range of patents at the EPO, including those relation to absorbent articles, oil and gas additives, and natural high potency sweeteners.



Mark has experience in many different technical areas of chemistry and material science, including: pharmaceuticals, aerosol generating materials, absorbent articles, refrigerants, lubricants, wood preservatives, polymers and polymeric materials, oil field technology, paints, OLEDs and solar cells.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • Authorised Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) (2023)
  • European Patent Attorney, 2017
  • UK Registered Patent Attorney, 2017
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Intellectual Property Law Post-Graduate Certificate, 2013 (Brunel University)


Higher Education

MChem, University of Oxford, 2013

Mark’s final year was spent on a research project investigating the synthesis of Transition Metal Alkane Complexes

Contact details

The Brinell Building
30 Station Street
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1273 244 200 +44 (0)20 7353 8895