Mark Snelgrove

Mark Snelgrove

Consultant - IP Solicitor

Specialising in non-contentious intellectual property work, and with over 30 years’ experience, Mark is well recognised as an expert in the field of IP law.

Adept at working across multiple sectors and with companies of all sizes, Mark is an experienced IP strategist and provides clients with expert advice on the negotiation of a wide range of IP and IT-related commercial agreements, including collaboration agreements and licences of patents, trade marks and other intellectual property rights (including software licences). He also advises on ownership issues around intellectual property assets, including those arising in an employment context, as well as providing strategic counsel on protection and exploitation.  
In addition to his specialism in non-contentious matters, Mark has a wealth of experience in dealing with IP-related disputes and calls upon this when advising on commercial agreements, as well as possible infringement situations. 

Mark joined Potter Clarkson in August 2017 to further strengthen the litigation and licensing team - one of the largest of its type in the UK.



Biotech and healthcare, manufacturing (including fashion) and IT sectors


Mark studied law at the University of Southampton and qualified as a solicitor in 1985. 


LLB (Hons)

Awards & Recognition

IAM Patent 1000 - Transactions 2020-2022 


Mark sings in a number of local choirs and is a trustee of the baroque choir and orchestra, Solomon’s Knot.  



Snelgrove’s experience in disputes means he always keeps the potential contentious angle in mind." IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, 2021
A skilled interpreter of agreements and legislation whose communications are clear and concise." IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, 2020
They give sound advise from a legal perspective but they also consider the commercial aspects on projects which makes them stand out from other competitors. Mark Snelgrove, Simon Curtis, Ian Dee, Rob Pugh do an excellent job on patent litigation." Legal 500, 2020