Chartered and European Patent Attorney | Design Attorney | Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
David graduated from Liverpool University in 1986 with a degree in electronic engineering having specialised in the areas of optoelectronic devices, telecommunications, and the design and fabrication of semiconductor devices and in particular those involving VLSI. While he has carried this speciality through into his patents practice, he has also developed expertise in further technical fields such as holographic/diffractive security devices, and in the field of hydrocarbon extraction in particular focussing on flow-rate monitoring/restriction, completion arrangements/systems, and packer/seal design. David is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney but also has broad experience in the handling of trade mark applications and related disputes and is a Registered Trade Mark Attorney.
David is a contributor to a variety of publications including Patents Throughout the World, and Designs and Utility Models Throughout the World and is currently a contributor to, and joint editor of, the European Patents Sourcefinder - a publication from the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents summarising and cross-referencing EPO Board of Appeal case law. David became a partner in the firm in 1997.