Mark is an English solicitor (attorney) and Managing Partner of Anderson Law LLP. Mark founded the firm's predecessor, Anderson & Company in 1994.
Mark is recommended in Chambers Directory UK 2013 as a leading UK lawyer in the field of life science transactions, and Chambers separately recommends him for his services in the field of intellectual property. He is one of only 5 UK lawyers who are "highly recommended" for patent licensing by the international guide IAM 1000 - Guide to the World's Patent Practitioners (2012). He is a Certified Licensing ProfessionalTM and a Registered Technology Transfer Professional.
Mark drafts, negotiates and advises on commercial agreements, particularly those that concern intellectual property rights or research & development. He also advises more generally on business law issues, involving specialists (eg trial advocates, patent attorneys, etc.) as appropriate. He has extensive experience of advising clients in various technology sectors, including life sciences, information and communications technology, and engineering. He also has experience of advising clients in non-technology sectors, particularly those where intellectual property can be important, including publishing, financial services and FMCG.
His clients include commercial companies (both publicly-quoted and private companies, including SMEs), professional service firms (including overseas law firms), universities, hospitals and other charities, funding bodies, investors, and individual inventors and entrepreneurs. His clients are based mostly in England and Wales, but also in Continental Europe, North America and Australasia. See our recent transactions.
As well as advising clients, Mark accepts instructions as an arbitrator or mediator of IP disputes, including disputes concerning the interpretation or performance of IP-related contracts. He is accredited as an arbitrator by the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) Arbitration and Mediation Center.
Mark regularly speaks at conferences in Europe on intellectual property and commercial law subjects, including contract drafting. He is a guest lecturer at the London Business School. See our training services.
Together with other members of Anderson Law, Mark is the author of several legal textbooks, loose-leaf works and volumes of legal encyclopaedias in the areas of intellectual property and commercial law. See our books.
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