Mark KenrickBSc, LLM, MBCS


Chartered (UK) and European Patent Attorney, Patent Attorney Litigator (UK)

Offices: Manchester (UK)

Languages spoken: English


Telephone (Office): +44 161 233 5800

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Mark Kenrick

Mark specialises in patent matters relating to computer software, computer hardware, and business methods. Mark’s practice includes work emanating from some of the largest IT companies in the world as well as local universities and software companies. Mark has considerable experience of advising in relation to the patentability of computer implemented inventions in the UK and Europe, having been involved in leading cases in this area before the UK courts (including a notable petition to the House of Lords), and the European Patent Office. He regularly appears before UK Intellectual Property Office on the issue of software patentability and handles appeals from the Intellectual Property Office to the High Court.

More generally, Mark has wide-ranging experience of contentious matters, being a Certified Patent Attorney Litigator and having managed high-profile litigation in the UK, USA and Germany, and patent invalidity proceedings before the Patent Re-examination Board in China. He regularly provides infringement and validity advice as well as appearing at hearings before the Examining and Opposition Divisions of the European Patent Office as well as before its Board of Appeal.  

Mark graduated from the University of Manchester with a first class honours degree in Computer Science, and was awarded the Williams Kilburn Medal for outstanding performance. Mark trained at Marks & Clerk, and holds the degree of LLM in Intellectual Property Litigation with distinction as well as Postgraduate Certificates in Intellectual Property Law and Intellectual Property Litigation, both with distinction. He is a professional member of the British Computer Society and a member of the Society for Computers and Law. Mark is a member of the Board of Management of Marks & Clerk LLP.

Mark is recommended by the IAM Patent 1000 guide. He was recommended in the 2015 edition of Legal 500, and also mentioned in 2016.

Mark Kenrick works in the following sectors

Medical devices
Oil and Gas
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