David’s wide-ranging IP experience includes undertaking patent searching and freedom to operate projects, patent drafting and prosecution, and developing IP strategies to match the commercial priorities of a business.
Before qualifying as a UK and European Patent Attorney, David gained 20 years' IP management experience through in-house roles in textile and consumer-goods companies who were making significant investment in innovation and IP.
David has had significant involvement in contentious IP matters in Europe, USA and Japan, including disputes involving patents, designs, trade dress, breach of confidence and know how. He has also had involvement in IP due diligence in company and asset purchase projects.
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.
PG Certificate in Intellectual Property
Bioforward, OBN’s ‘Roadmap for Growth’ Life Sciences event is set to take place at The King’s Centre in Oxford on Tuesday 26th September 2023. This event is designed to provide the support, skills, know-how …Event details
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Time: 14.00 – 15.00 UTC HGF Patent Director, Dr Janine Swarbrick will be speaking on the upcoming Lexology webinar: Across Continents: Exploring Common Ground and Contrasts in Patenting Software Inventions …Event details
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Any electronic communications sent from the EPO on or after 1 November 2023 will no longer have the “ten day rule” applied to them. This means that electronic correspondence are …Read article
HGF is organising a German-speaking seminar series in Salzburg, Dresden, and Hamburg. Dates September 5, 2023 at 17:30 – Dresden September 7, 2023 at 17:30 – Hamburg – CANCELLED September …Event details
HGF is delighted to be ranked Tier 1 and Tier 2, and highly recommended in the latest Managing Intellectual Property firm rankings for patent work. Managing Intellectual Property has published …Read article
IAM Patent 1000 the world’s leading patent professionals 2023 guide has now been published and we are delighted to have 31 attorneys recognised as world-class individuals in the guide. The …Read article
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