Mark Simpson Partner

Mark Simpson
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Mark has a background in chemistry, areas of specialism include pharmaceuticals, foods and fats, polymers and catalysts, general medical devices and biofuels.  Experience includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications and opposition proceedings before the EPO.

BSc(Hons) Chemistry - Sheffield University, PhD Organic Chemistry - Cambridge University

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, European Patent Attorney

Research/industry experience: GSK in Stevenage from May to July 1998 and the Monsanto process at BP Chemicals in Hull from July to August 1995. Research includes dynamic combinatorial libraries from 1996 to 2000 carried out at Cambridge University.

Mark has a degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Organic Chemistry.

Specialisms include polymers, particularly polyethylene, and catalysts for producing such polymers. I have considerable experience of successfully prosecuting patent applications relating to polymers before the EPO, and success in opposition hearings.

Mark also have many years' experience of successfully prosecuting patent applications relating to pharmaceutical work before the EPO and other patent offices.

Other specialisms include foodstuffs, such as chocolate, fats and oils, biofuels, compositions for inhalation and medical devices such as inhalers.

Examples of clients:

  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
  • Vectura Limited
  • Barry Callebaut AG
  • Genzyme Corporation
  • Loders Croklaan
  • Novozymes
  • Shield Therapeutics


Mark offers expertise in drafting patent applications and prosecuting patent applications worldwide and oral proceedings before the EPO in relation to examination and opposition proceedings with good success in such proceedings.