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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.
David Gill is involved in the following publications:
European Patents Sourcefinder
A summary of all major decisions from the Boards of Appeal of the EPO, cross-referenced and indexed for ease of access.
Patents Throughout The World
Provides concise, current information ensuring that no area of concern is overlooked in securing and maintaining patent protection, or in answering a question about an existing arrangement. Each section of the text serves as a fundamental checklist of steps that must be considered in the particular country covered. Experts from around the world have contributed advice and information to this work, which covers more than 160 countries and territories. Divided into Digests, summarizing significant features of laws; Tables, showing how patents are obtained in various countries; Conventions, containing text and summaries of important international patent agreements; and a Professional Directory for referrals
Designs and Utility Models Throughout the World
Provides clear, current information about the protection of designs and utility models in more than 160 countries. The text within each digest explains the country’s particular laws, procedures and documentary requirements. Saves research time by presenting consistent headings and concise text, as well as: step-by–step guidance for obtaining protection; relevant international treaties and regulations; international classification of design and utility models and national classifications. Practitioners will pay special interest to the procedure section within each digest that discusses: filing of the application; classification particularities; time limits imposed; possibility of secrecy; and appeals.