Mark Jolly



Mark Jolly has over 20 years’ experience in the patent profession. He spent ten years with another private practice firm, where he was the partner responsible for the London office, before joining Wilson Gunn in 2014. He became a partner of the firm in 2017.


Mark has patent experience in a diverse range of technologies. With a background in chemistry, Mark has developed significant expertise in dealing with patents in engineering and electronics. For example, Mark routinely deals with inventions relating to medical devices, consumer goods, automobiles and their components, electronic cash handling apparatus and networking.

Mark handles all aspects of patent work, from drafting and prosecution to opposition and enforcement. He also has significant experience of contentious work relating to patent infringement and validity. Mark has an enviable record in direct advocacy, having had successes in hearings at the European Patent Office both at first instance and on appeal.

Mark is the UK co-ordinator of the University of Strasbourg’s (CEIPI) training course for European Patent Attorneys and also contributes to the European Patents Handbook.

Designs & Copyright

Mark has built up considerable expertise in relation to copyright and design issues, frequently advising on infringement and validity of design rights, as well as registration of designs.

Mark sits on CIPA’s Copyright and Designs committee and also contributes to the Community Designs Handbook.


University of Manchester – B.Sc. Chemistry (with patent law)


Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney


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The Legal 500, 2024

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The Legal 500, 2023

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The Legal 500, 2022

“Key lawyer”
The Legal 500, 2021

“James Robey and Mark Jolly are great communicators, easy to contact, and they always provide timely and detailed feedback. I particularly appreciate their clear guidance in reviewing new inventions”
The Legal 500, 2020

“Key lawyer”
The Legal 500, 2020

LEGAL 500 Recommended lawyer
LEGAL 500 Recommended lawyer
Legal 500 recommended lawyer
The Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2020

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