Mr
David
Akerman

Trainee Patent Attorney

Newcastle Office

Telephone. +44(0) 191 205 8360
Email. [email protected]

Experience

Before joining HGF, David gained 20 years' IP management experience through in-house roles in textile and consumer-goods companies, making significant investment in innovation.

David’s IP experience includes undertaking freedom to operate searches, patent licensing, and developing IP strategies. He has also had involvement in IP due diligence in company and asset purchase projects.

In his in-house roles, David had significant involvement in contentious IP matters in Europe, USA and Japan, including patents, designs, trade dress, breach of confidence and know how.

After graduating from the University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology with an honours degree in Chemistry, David stayed on to undertake a PhD in Textile Chemistry. His research investigated the mechanism of oxidative bleaching of dyed cotton substrates during domestic laundering. The project was funded by industry and led to the publication of a patent application and three academic papers.

Specialisms

  • Baby & infant products

Industries

  • Automotive icon Automotive
  • CleanTech icon CleanTech
  • Medical devices icon Medical devices

Services

  • Due diligence
  • In-house legal support
  • Patents
  • Portfolio management
  • Searching & competitor monitoring
  • Strategy

Qualifications

Trainee


BSC

Chemistry

PHD

Textile Chemistry

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE

PG Certificate in Intellectual Property

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