IP - Patents in England
138 Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1BT
The firm is a specialist IP prosecution and litigation firm. Established in 1873 we are proud of our heritage but do not rely upon it. Our ethos is exclusively focused on meeting our clients’ needs and expectations now, and on providing our clients with professional advice and support services which are technically excellent, legally sophisticated and commercially astute.
We are a European firm with our primary offices in London the financial and legal centre of Europe, Liverpool in the commercial and industrial heartland of the UK and Munich the seat of the European Patent Office.
Our strong direct client base in Europe and a wide range of experience and expertise allows us to offer the highest standard of advice and assistance in this connection. We work closely with our direct clients, getting to know the businesses and technologies in question and thus advising from a position of knowledge and experience.
We also have a substantial client base overseas and a commensurate network of professional relationships in literally every IP functioning jurisdiction worldwide. The firm believes that its experience in meeting the day to day needs of its direct domestic clients provides the best possible background for understanding the issues faced by its overseas clients and advising on European prosecution and enforcement issues with a strong appreciation of their commercial priorities. Advice from the firm is therefore given from the standpoint of commercial as well as technological and legal awareness.
Expertise within the firm covers an extensive range of technologies, from electronic engineering and mechanical sciences, through to chemistry and biotechnology, and our team includes specialists in trade mark prosecution and enforcement. Litigation specialists also form an integral part of the firm's professional base.Show more +
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.