Mark Simpson Partner

Mark Simpson
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BSc(Hons), PhD, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, European Patent Attorney 

Mark has a background in chemistry, and his areas of specialism include pharmaceuticals, polymers, particularly polyethylene, and catalysts for producing such polymers, as well as foodstuffs, such as chocolate, fats and oils, biofuels, compositions for inhalation and general medical devices such as inhalers.   

Mark offers expertise in drafting and prosecuting patent applications worldwide and oral proceedings before the EPO in relation to examination, opposition and appeal proceedings with good success in such proceedings, and with considerable experience relating to polymers and pharmaceuticals.  

He obtained a degree in Chemistry from Sheffield University and then achieved a PhD in Organic Chemistry at Cambridge UniversityMark carried out research in dynamic combinatorial libraries based on hydrazones (and is a named author on several publications in relation to this topic), before joining Potter Clarkson. 

While at Sheffield University, Mark was awarded an Ede & Ravenscroft Prize and a Haworth Medal. 

In his free time, Mark enjoys listening to music and has an interest in literature.