Mark P Houghton
Mark is a Chartered (UK) Patent Attorney and has a Ph.D in Polymer Science from the University of Lancaster.
He is a Chartered Scientist, a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Chartered (UK) Chemist and European Chemist.
Mark specializes in patent drafting and prosecution.
Before entering the patents profession in 2001, Mark worked in industrial research and development for 14 years, as a Research Scientist and Project Co-ordinator for Unilever plc, in both the UK and the Netherlands, and as Technical Manager and Patent and Intellectual Property Manager for Robert McBride plc in Europe.
During this period, Mark worked on or managed the development of a number of commercial products and created and implemented IP strategies for many of these products.
Mark is a named inventor on over 50 patent families.
Mark's experience of researching and developing products from the drawing board to commercial reality and his legal knowledge and hands-on experience of using IP in business enables him to provide very practical and commercial advice.
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