David has a Masters Degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.¬† He also has a Masters Degree in the Management of Intellectual Property, obtained with distinction, from the University of London.¬† David qualified as a European Patent Attorney and a Chartered Patent Attorney in 2009. David has been nominated by peers as one of the world's leading practitioners in the field of patents in the¬†2018 edition of Who's Who Legal: Patents.
Qualifications:MA (Cantab) MSc EPA CPA
David has extensive experience of examination and opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office, both at first instance and appellate level. In addition to patent matters, he has filed and prosecuted supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) in various European jurisdictions, and has advised on paediatric extensions, orphan drug protection and marketing exclusivity.¬†David works in the fields of biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology, with particular expertise in protein and peptide based medicines, formulation chemistry, immunology, antibody technology, vaccine technology, molecular probes and probing technology, recombinant gene expression, diagnostic assays and medical devices.
David has a master‚Äôs degree in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge. He also has a master‚Äôs degree in the management of intellectual property, obtained with distinction, from the University of London.
Sectors & Specialisms
Patent applications,¬†patent drafting and filing,¬†freedom to operate,¬†due diligence,¬†patent enforcement,¬†IP strategy,¬†patent portfolio management,¬†licensing,¬†patent oppositions,¬†commercialisation