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Dr Mark Connell

Senior Associate

UK Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney

I graduated from the University of Manchester with first and second degrees in Chemistry and then spent a short time working as an analytical chemist in the pharmaceutical industry, before joining the patent profession in 2007.  I joined Forresters in 2013.

Whilst having trained as a chemist, I now handle patent work ranging from vacuum technology through to fire detection systems.

I am experienced in preparing and prosecuting patent applications before the UK and European Patent Offices.  A number of my clients are interested in seeking patent protection overseas, and therefore I also have experience in handling multi-jurisdictional patent portfolios.

A considerable amount of my day job involves advising clients on whether they have freedom to commercialise their innovations, which can include providing opinions on patent validity.

Away from the office I spend lots of my time enjoying the great outdoors.  I am a keen hiker and can find comfort wild camping on the side of a mountain.  I also enjoy running, cycling and competing in triathlons (although my poor dedication to early morning swim sessions lets me down…).



Legal 500 2016

Dr Mark Connell
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  • Aerospace and Defence
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy &amp
  • Chemistry
  • Medical Devices
  • Designs(registered and unregistered)