Mark Sugden BSc, PhD, EPA, CPA
Mark Sugden is a Senior Associate in our Advanced Engineering group.
Mark supports a wide range of clients in the filing and prosecution of patent applications in the UK, European and worldwide. He supports a variety of clients including universities, individual inventors, start-ups, small & medium size businesses and multinational corporations including Europe’s leading construction and agricultural equipment manufacturer.
Mark has gained experience in working with clients in a range of different areas such as packaging and dispensing systems, automotive engineering, construction machinery, aerodynamics, 3D printing and materials engineering. As head of the firm’s Housing and Construction group, Mark also has particular experience in advising clients across the construction industry.
Mark has particular experience in assisting clients from a range of technology areas with global registered design application filing programmes along with prosecution of these applications to effectively protect the appearance of their products.
Education & background
Mark graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BSc in Physics & Astronomy. Following graduation, Mark went on to study for a PhD in nanomaterials engineering at the University of Sheffield, focusing on synthesis, deposition and characterisation of nanomaterials, graduating in 2011.
Following completion of his PhD, Mark worked as a Research Associate at Loughborough University focusing on the development and utilisation of novel micro and nanomaterials for use in manufacturing. This research resulted in the filing of a patent application for his invention, which introduced Mark to the patent attorney profession.
Mark joined the patent attorney profession at Withers & Rogers in 2013, and qualified as a European patent attorney in 2017 and as a UK Patent attorney in 2019.
On a personal note...
Mark likes to spend his free time attending music festivals and gigs, as well as travelling to new places. Mark also enjoys spending time with his young family and honing his cooking skills.