Dr. David Hvasanov

Senior Associate
Patents: Chemical & Life Science
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Overview

David is an experienced patent attorney. He specialises in drafting and prosecuting applications in mining technologies, nanoscale drug delivery systems, plasticisers, paint compositions, pharmaceuticals, clean and cement technologies, and AgTech.

David has drafted and prosecuted applications in a range of fields for large world leading multinationals, start-ups as well as leading research organisations and universities. David has experience in contentious matters including litigation matters at the Federal Court and oppositions at the Patent Office.

He has a strong passion for commercialisation of IP and has participated in “The BridgeTech Program”, a national professional development program that trains professionals on how to effectively navigate the commercialisation pathway of new medical device technologies.

David has an undergraduate degree in Nanotechnology (Hons Class I) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and was awarded the university medal. David also has a PhD from UNSW and was awarded the Cornforth Medal for the most outstanding PhD thesis in chemistry. David has published in a number of high impact journals and won multiple prizes at International scientific conferences including Pacifichem.

David has been named as an IP Rising Star in 2018 and is currently recognised as a notable practitioner by Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars awards.

David is a member of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA), Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ), Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), and Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN).


Dr. David Hvasanov's Insights
Inventive concept is at the heart of entitlement
Introduction Following on from our previous article where we looked at the options to contest entitlement at the Australian Patent Office under the Patents Act 1990 (under section 36 and...
Introduction Following on from our previous article where we looked at the options to contest entitlement at the Australian Patent...
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‘Suffering Succotash’: Someone stole my IP!
Introduction The first thought that likely comes to mind when people think of IP theft is corporate espionage. This might involve a nefarious individual who has managed to join a...
Introduction The first thought that likely comes to mind when people think of IP theft is corporate espionage. This might...
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A bar to re-examination
In Australia, there are different options to challenge the validity of a patent application or granted patent.  This can be of significant interest from a freedom to operate perspective...
In Australia, there are different options to challenge the validity of a patent application or granted patent.  This can...
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IP Australia Official Fee Changes – For Better or Worse…?
Official fees payable to IP Australia are changing as of 1 October 2020.  In this article, we cover off the changes in relation to patent fees only.  However, trade...
Official fees payable to IP Australia are changing as of 1 October 2020.  In this article, we cover off...
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