Dr. David Myers

Senior Associate / Patent Attorney Chemical / Life Sciences Team

David Myers has broad experience in plant and microbial biochemistry and physiology. He is currently active in drafting and prosecuting biotechnology and pharmaceutical/ veterinary patent applications and in patent opposition matters, but also practises in the field of plant breeders’ rights.

David holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree, majoring in agricultural chemistry, and was awarded a PhD for his work on enzymes of carbohydrate metabolism in germinated seeds in 1994. Before joining the chemical group of Spruson & Ferguson in 1998, David was a research scientist for more than five years with the Yeast Physiology research group at Burns Philp R&D, a major international baker’s yeast producer.

He is the author of a number of research articles in international journals and has delivered several presentations on patentability issues. David is a member of the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and of the Cereal Chemistry Division of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

  • Bachelor of Science Agriculture (Hons) - University of Sydney

  • Doctor of Philosophy Agricultural Science - University of Sydney

  • Master of Legal Studies - University of Technology Sydney

  • Registered Australian Trade Mark Attorney

  • Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney

  • The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)

  • The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA) - Fellow

  • The Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • The Royal Australian Chemical Institute

  • Cereal Chemistry Division