David Hobson

UK & European Patent Attorney

David joined Mathys & Squire in 2015 having previously worked for another private-practice Intellectual Property firm. He has a background in biochemistry.

David acts for UK and overseas biotechnology and pharmaceutical clients, as well as SMEs and academic institutions in all matters patent matters including: patent drafting, international prosecution, freedom to operate, oppositions and appeals.


Year joined:2015

Qualifications:BSc, PhD, Certificate In IP Law, EPA, CPA


David has extensive experience of drafting patent applications for a wide range of technologies pertaining to the field of biotechnology, and is experienced in multijurisdictional prosecution, especially before the EPO, USPTO and Chinese SIPO. Building on his in-depth knowledge of biochemistry much of the patent work he performs relates to enzyme biotechnology, including its application in the food and pharmaceutical industries, as well as plant biotechnology and associated rights such as Plant Variety Rights.  David also has experience of matters pertaining to Supplementary Protection Certificates.


David has a PhD in Biochemistry from the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute (awarded by UCL).  His PhD was in the field of transcription and enzyme mechanisms, specifically. Click here for more information. 

Membership & Organisations

European Patent Attorney; 

Chartered UK Patent Attorney; 

EPI Member;

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys


  • ¬†Patent Applications

  • Patent Drafting and Filing
  • Patent Enforcement
  • Patent Portfolio Management
  • Patent Oppositions
  • IP Strategy
  • Commercialisation
  • Freedom to Operate
  • Due Diligence
  • Licensing

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