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Mark Sugden BSc, PhD, EPA, CPA


Mark is a patent attorney in our Advanced Engineering group. He also heads up our Housing & Construction team.

Mark supports a wide range of clients in the filing and prosecution of patent and design applications in the UK, Europe and worldwide. He supports a variety of clients including universities, individual inventors, start-ups, SMEs and multinational corporations.

Mark’s particular areas of technical expertise include construction machinery, building materials, modular building systems, electrochemical machining, materials engineering, battery technology, and medical devices.

Education & background

Mark has an undergraduate degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Sheffield. 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.

Mark subsequently worked as a research associate at Loughborough University focusing on the use of novel micro and nanomaterials in electronics 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. In March 2023, he was registered as a representative before the new Unified Patent Court, one of the first European patent attorneys to be entered on the list of UPC representatives.

On a personal note...

Mark spends most of his time with his young family and honing his cooking skills. He also enjoys travelling to new places and watching live music whenever possible.