Mark is a Partner, Chairman of Ashfords and Head of the Intellectual Property Team.

He specialises in advising clients on all aspects of intellectual property and information technology law. With over twenty five years of experience in practice he advises, drafts negotiates and guides clients on research and development agreements, technology transfers, joint ventures (including on their governance) acquiring, disposing, defending, enforcing and licensing patents, copyright, designs, databases, and trade marks, plus protecting rights in technical, commercial and personal information.

Mark frequently works across national borders and has in depth knowledge of all the legal and commercial issues in bringing IP and ITC products to the market in both the private and public sectors.