Mark P. Roach, Ph.D
Hicks & Associates Intellectual Property
Mark has 15 years of experience in preparation and prosecution of patents and patent portfolio management. He began as an in-house patent agent at Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc., a California-based biotech company. Upon returning to Canada in 2006, he worked as an independent consultant preparing patent applications for biotechnology companies and as an associate at two major Canadian Intellectual Property Law firms.
Mark’s mix of in-house, IP law firm and consulting experience has provided him with the insights needed to prepare and successfully prosecute patent applications and to develop and manage global patent portfolios for the firm’s clients in today’s competitive marketplace.
Mark is familiar with a wide range of technical subject matter and has prepared and/or prosecuted patent applications in the following fields; pharmaceuticals, antibodies, drug candidate screening technologies, antisense, siRNA and microRNA technology, nucleic acid amplification, mass spectrometry, mitochondrial DNA and STR forensics, bioinformatics, biosensors, medical devices, diagnostics methods, manufacturing processes, formulations, as well as several different technologies in the energy industry ranging from specialty tools to advanced petroleum recovery processes.
When Mark is out of the office, he is busy chasing his two young children around at home and at local playgrounds. He also enjoys mountain biking, cross-country skiing and trail running.
Registered Patent Agent in Canada 2011
United States Patent Agent 2003
Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A.
B.Sc. Chemistry, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
Appointments and Affiliations
Postdoctoral Associate, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, U.S.A.
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Okazaki National Research Institutes, Okazaki, Aichi, Japan
Member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)