Highlights:

  • Ten years’ experience in defence related research and development prior to training as a patent attorney, named inventor on seven patent families
  • Handling patent work for Malvern Instruments Limited, preparing and filing patent applications to protect new inventions and managing a portfolio of around 85 pending cases (at last count) throughout the world, regularly meeting inventors to discuss new inventors and how to make progress with patenting older ones
  • Preparing and filing a patent application on all optical memory for Oxford University, against a challenging publication deadline in Nature Photonics. It was great to see the same drawings I had been working with late into the evenings pop-up on the front page of Reddit shortly afterwards on my train journey into work

“Dave has established himself as an invaluable resource, respected not just by myself but also our development teams. He demonstrates a remarkable ability to understand the intricacies of technologies that span a range of disciplines, identifying key concepts, protectable innovations and the scope of the protection we would like to secure. In my career I’ve worked with many IP firms and attorneys and I would hold the quality of Dave’s advice and drafting to be amongst the very best I have seen.”

Stephen Manton, IP Manager, Malvern Instruments Limited