Dr David Selby

Patent Director

David's practice is predominantly in the areas of pharmaceuticals, chemical and biomedical research tools, medical devices and analytical instrumentation. He practices as a European and UK patent attorney and is also qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales and New South Wales, Australia. 

David's practice is predominantly in the areas of chemical and biomedical research tools, including analytical instrumentation, and pharmaceuticals. David's experience in these areas includes GB and European patent prosecution, drafting and international portfolio management for large corporations and universities. David also has significant experience in oppositions and appeals before the EPO. Other subject matter that falls within David's practice includes medical devices, nanotechnology and advanced materials. 

David has a degree in Chemistry and a doctorate in Chemistry, as well as a law degree from the University of New South Wales. His doctoral research involved the construction of a novel mass spectrometer, and following this he conducted postdoctural research in the area of proteomics and analysis of post-translation modification of proteins. His research experience thus covers development of instrumentation and methods of chemical analysis, through to characterisation of biological materials.

David qualified as a solicitor in Sydney, Australia, where he worked in IP litigation and has also qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales. David's practice draws on this combination of scientific and legal experience, with his understanding of enforcement and opposition informing his prosecution and assisting David in providing commercially focussed advice in all areas of his practice.