Here are some articles in legal journals and published submissions to policy reviews that we either wrote or contributed to. This page also mentions some public policy work that we have been involved in.
References below to JIPLP mean the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, and to EIPR mean the European Intellectual Property Review.
- How to Draft a Licence Agreement That is Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory: a 10 point plan: article published online by JIPLP in December 2017; published in paper version in May 2018
- Contract law for IP lawyers: article in JIPLP paper edition in October 2017
- Book review: IP Issues in Corporate Transactions by Neil Coulson, at (2016) 38 EIPR Issue 8 pp 523-5
- Book review: The Law and Regulation of Franchising in the EU Mark Abell (ed) Edward Elgar Publishing, at JIPLP (2015) 10 (10): 797-798
- Emails are not property: case summary in JIPLP, March 2013
- High legal scholarship combined with nuts-and-bolts practicality: review of the CIPA Guide to the Patents Acts, JIPLP 2012
- Intellectual property transactions in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors: article in JIPLP 2010
- University and Industry Contracts over 20 Years: Some Personal Reflections: article in Les Nouvelles (journal of the Licensing Executives Society International), June 2010
- Dutiful discussions: review of Taxation of Intellectual Property, by Anne Fairpo, 2009
- Assignments and royalties don’t mix: article in JIPLP 2009
- A useful resource when advising on publishing contracts: review of Clark on Publishing Agreements in JIPLP 2008
- Making drugs available at affordable prices: how universities’ technology transfer offices can help developing countries: article in JIPLP in 2007
- Do the interests of academic lawyers and practising lawyers ever overlap? Review of Biotechnologies and International Human Rights, by Francesco Francioni in JIPLP 2007
- Applying traditional property laws to IP transactions: text of article at  EIPR 236
- How not to license patents: the text of an article that was published in about 1992.
This is an unedited transcript of an interview that Mark conducted with the late Lord Cockfield in his London flat in about 1995. As far as he knows, it has not previously been published. In it, Lord Cockfield discusses the single European market, divisions in the Conservative Party over Europe, the workings of the European Commission, and related topics.
Papers for which Mark was a lead author
- Brexit and IP (December 2017): a note of requests from the UK IP professions to the UK government.
- Joint UK IP professions brochure, first published in 2017, and an accompanying video, on why to choose the UK for IP services.
- Law Society submission to European Commission on the first draft of the 2014 Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation: paper in 2013
- Law Society submission to European Commission’s initial consultation on the Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation: paper in 2012
- Law Society submission to the Hargreaves Review: paper in 2011
- Law Society submission to the Gowers Review: paper in 2006
Public policy work
Mark has given oral evidence to the UK Parliament on IP subjects.
- In 2016, he gave oral evidence to a House of Lords Public Bill Committee in relation to the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill. The Bill has since been enacted as the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017.
- In 2016, he gave oral evidence to the House of Commons’ Science and Technology Committee, in relation to its Inquiry into Managing Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer.
- In 2016, Mark chaired a public debate at University College London on the subject of Dysfunction in Contract Drafting. The panel members were Ken Adams, an author and lecturer on contract drafting, Mr Justice Flaux, Kate Gibbons of Clifford Chance and Kristin McFetridge of British Telecom’s legal department. The debate was recorded and is available on YouTube here.
- In 2017, Mark chaired a public debate at University College London on the subject of Modern Contract Drafting: Improving Content, Upgrading Your Process, and Overcoming Inertia. The panel members were Ken Adams, an author and lecturer on contract drafting, Iain Biddle, Cisco Systems, Dan Deacon, Clifford Chance LLP, Alex Hamilton, Radiant Law, Marcella Sampic, Orange SA, Andy Wishart, Contract Express. The debate was recorded and is available on YouTube here. A photo of the participants appears below.