Mark Jolly Partner
Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Design Attorney
Mark Jolly graduated from Manchester University with a degree in chemistry (with patent law) and is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Mark qualified as a Chartered and European Patent Attorney 2008 and joined Wilson Gunn in 2014 after spending ten years with another private practice firm. He became a partner of Wilson Gunn in 2017.
Mark has patent experience in a diverse range of technologies. Outside chemistry, in which Mark has handled inventions in fuel-cell catalysts, pharmaceuticals, materials and process chemistry, Mark has developed significant expertise in dealing with patents in engineering and electronics. For example Mark routinely deals with inventions relating to consumer goods, automobiles and their components, trailers, 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 also a European Design Attorney and 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 is a tutor for the University of Strasbourg training course for European Patent Attorneys and also contributes to two professional reference books, the European Patents Handbook and the Community Designs Handbook.
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