Mark Goodwin



Mark Goodwin retired from his position as Wilson Gunn’s Senior Partner in 2022 after working for the firm for 34 years. He now acts as a consultant to the firm.


Over the years, Mark’s patent practice has covered a diverse range of technologies, and he has extensive experience in patents relating to polymer chemistry, surfactants, textiles, filtration, paper-making and confectionery, including chewing gum. Mark has a broad knowledge of patent prosecution before the UK Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office and in overseas jurisdictions, and he deals regularly with contentious matters such as patent infringement and validity proceedings, often coordinating sizable teams of professional staff. He has considerable expertise in direct advocacy work before the European Patent Office at all levels, including proceedings before the Technical Boards of Appeal.

Mark is a former Chair of the North West Group of the Licensing Executives Society (Britain & Ireland). He is a past contributor to the text European Patents Sourcefinder and has tutored on the Robert Schuman University of Strasbourg training course for European Patent Attorneys.

Trade Marks

Mark’s trade mark practice encompasses a range of non-contentious and contentious matters in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Design & Copyright

Mark advises on a range of design and copyright issues.


B.Sc. Chemistry


“Patent star”
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars, 2023

“Trade mark star”
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars, 2023

“Practice head Mark Goodwin [is a] key contact”
The Legal 500, 2021

“Mark Goodwin is extremely commercial and very personable”
The Legal 500, 2020

“Mark Goodwin is ‘highly experienced’ and ‘a very able attorney’”
The Legal 500, 2019

“Mark Goodwin is ‘technically superb and able to speak the client’s language’”
The Legal 500, 2019

“[Mark Goodwin] is ‘heavyweight, experienced and commercial’ and ‘provides the strategic vision that keeps the firm ahead of the game’”
Managing Intellectual Property Handbook

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