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Mark Pullen is the Founder and Principal of WESTMARK IP. Mark is a registered Australian and New Zealand patent and trade marks attorney.


Mark has worked in the intellectual property (IP) sector for over 22 years. He was a patent examiner in the UK patent office before arriving in Australia in 2000 and qualifying as a registered patent and trade marks attorney.

Consequently, Mark has experience of the government patent examination side of the fence as well as private sector IP protection, giving him a unique perspective to help maximise outcomes for your business.

Mark also has practical engineering experience from working in the Rail industry and serving in marine engineering in the Royal Navy, UK.

Experience and Knowledge:

Mark has worked closely with clients from start-up through to SME, national and multi-national size, and has been involved in IP education and support for universities, start-ups/emerging businesses, entrepreneurs, government agencies and commercial businesses for many years.

Mark is a trusted adviser and practitioner to many individuals, organisations and business due to his commercially focused and pragmatic perspective, enabling him to help tailor your IP to your needs in a cost effective manner. Having worked with many national and international entities covering patents, trade marks and designs in Australia and overseas, Mark has significant experience and knowledge to create valuable IP for you.


  • BSc (Hons) Interdisciplinary Physics, University of East Anglia, UK
  • Graduate Diploma IP Law, University of Melbourne
  • Diploma Intellectual Property Practice, Institute of Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys (IPTA)
  • IPTA Fellow
  • Member of the Institute of Physics (IOP)

Technology Areas:

  • Mechanical and electrical engineering
  • Physics applications
  • Resources (mining, oil & gas,¬†exploration, data acquisition, conveying) systems and processes
  • Sports technology
  • Medtech, Agtech and M-Tech
  • Transport technologies (Railway, Marine, Automotive and Aviation)
  • Communications