David Hobson


UK & European Patent Attorney

European Patent Litigator

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

David is a Partner in our life sciences and chemistry team and has an extensive background in biochemistry. He acts for UK and overseas biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and food/beverage clients, as well as SMEs in all patent matters. David has extensive patent drafting and multi-jurisdictional prosecution experience. He is also experienced at providing therapeutic freedom to operate and validity advice, as well as handling opposition proceedings before the EPO. Building on his in-depth knowledge of biochemistry, much of the patent work he performs relates to enzyme biotechnology, including its application in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as antibody and cell-based therapeutics. “Biochemistry expert” David Hobson has been recommended in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500, in which one source describes him as “top rate”, as well as recognised as a ‘Notable Practitioner’ in the latest edition of Managing IP’s IP STARS directory.



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