Mark Dean

Trainee Patent Attorney

Mark has experience in helping clients of a range of sizes gain patent protection for their technologies in Europe and worldwide. His practice covers all varieties of electronic technologies, with specialisms in telecommunications, software, cyber security and medical devices.

He has a particular interest in London's dynamic start-up sector as well as engaging with work for SMEs and large multi-national corporations. He has experience in a broad range of patent work, including drafting, prosecution and oppositions. 

Mark joined HGF having graduated in 2014 with a Master's degree in Electronic Engineering with Computer Systems from the University of Southampton. He also has post-graduate research experience at the Information Directorate of the United States Air Force Research Laboratory in New York.

During his university studies Mark worked on many projects and topics in a variety of fields.  For his dissertation he researched, designed and developed a novel method of controlling prosthetic limbs using an array of contactless electromyogram sensors.  Other projects completed throughout his degree include a direct-write printing system for smart fabric applications and an accelerating edge detection algorithm for use in image processing.

After university Mark attended the Information Directorate of the United States Air Force Research Laboratory as a research intern having been selected to represent the British Government.  His time there included formal education on the science of information assurance and training on the art of cyber warfare when applied to solving cyber security research problems of interest.

Since joining HGF, Mark has also studied for and been awarded the Post Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary University of London.

Mark joined HGF in January 2015 as a Trainee Patent Attorney in the London office as part of the Electronics team.