Withers & Rogers is one of Europe’s largest dedicated intellectual property law firms, with offices across the UK and Munich. Established more than 130 years ago, we remain as passionate as ever about making intellectual property work to our clients’ best advantage. Today, our clients include many renowned, innovative organisations from across Europe, North America and Asia.
Withers & Rogers has a breadth and depth of experience and expertise that we believe is second to none. In addition to our practice groups, we have a number of specialist groups, enabling us to pool our industry knowledge and bring added value for our clients.
We offer a comprehensive service that extends to both securing IP rights – such as patents, trade mark and design registrations for the UK, Europe and further afield – and advising on their exploitation and enforcement. Alongside, we provide proactive support functions that help our clients keep track of their IP, stay on top of its maintenance, and stay in control of cost.
Recognition of the long-term, strategic importance of IP is growing apace, and to help our clients make the most of their creativity, we can build strategies that embrace critical areas like innovation culture, due diligence, freedom to operate, invention management, and patent mapping, to name but a few.
All of our patent and trade mark attorneys are selected on the basis of excellent academic achievement and industry knowledge. This ensures our clients receive a service that delivers both technical excellence and commercial insight.
Our service covers multiple industries delivered by four core practice groups:
- Advanced Engineering
- Electronics, Computing & Physics
- Life Sciences & Chemistry
- Trade Mark
David Elsy is a patent attorney in our Life Science & Chemistry group.
David specialises in the fields of recombinant DNA technology, molecular biology, drug discovery, microbial and plant biotechnology and healthcare products.
David has particular expertise in PCR, diagnostic assays (cancer and pregnancy related assays), biosensors, stents and catheters, cleaning, skin and hand care, polymerisation catalysts and processes and waste processing.
Education & background
David has a Biological Science degree and PhD on “The Effects of Gamma Radiation on DNA”. David had a four year spell as a Patent Examiner at the UKIPO, before joining Withers & Rogers in 1994. He qualified as a UK patent attorney and European patent attorney in 2000.
His clients include a number of well-known universities, university spin outs, small, medium and large national and international companies.
He has presented talks across the UK, USA and Middle East.
David is a member of the Royal Society of Biology (MRSB).
On a personal note...
David enjoys hillwalking, photography, walking his dog and gardening.Show more +