Mark Earnshaw

Director, Patents
Patent Group


  • Patents
  • Registered Trade Mark Attorney (UK)
  • Chartered Patent Attorney (UK)
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law
  • BSc Chemistry, Bristol University

Mark Earnshaw studied Honours Chemistry at Bristol University. He then joined dedicated research firm in advanced ceramics, during which time he worked on silicon nitrides, boron carbide and ceramics-to-metal bonding projects.

He moved on to a leading London firm to train and qualify as a European and UK patent attorney, dealing with a range of chemical and pharmaceutical inventions for multi-international clients. Mark set up the Murgitroyd Belfast office after meeting and marrying his wife there.

He currently deals with chemical engineering, including gas-to-liquids (GTL), liquefied natural gas (LNG), oil and gas pipelines, and coal-based technologies. He handles some water treatment and water purification technologies for clients based primarily in the UK and Europe. Mark also does some silicone-based cases and industrial chemical cases for US clients. With his breadth of experience, he heads up the Murgitroyd chemical team.

Mark has been a Director of Murgitroyd for over 15 years. Within Northern Ireland, he regularly gives talks and lectures at the local universities and business forums.

Core Expertise: Chemistry, chemical mechanics and chemical engineering, oil and gas, pipeline technology, liquefied natural gas, coal technologies, silicones, industrial chemistry, ceramics, silicon nitrides, boron carbide, water treatment.

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