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 research experience included the construction of a novel mass spectrometer, and the application of mass spectrometry to 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 and Wales. David's practice draws on this combination of scientific and legal experience, with his understanding of enforcement and opposition informing his patent drafting and prosecution, and assisting David in providing commercially focused advice in all areas of his practice.
BSc in Chemistry with Hons 1
Bachelors of laws, UNSW
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