David is an experienced patent attorney, specialising 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 for a range of clients from leading multinationals to start-ups, as well as leading research organisations and universities. He also has experience in contentious matters, including litigation matters at the Federal Court and oppositions at the Patent Office.
David 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) from 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 in 2013 for the most outstanding PhD thesis in chemistry in Australia. He has published in a numberof high impact journals including Chemical Science and Chemical Communications and won multiple prizes at International scientific conferences, including Pacifichem. David has also published a book chapter for the Royal Society of Chemistry in the field of Molecular Solar Fuels.
In 2018 David was named as an IP Rising Star and from 2019 – 2021 was 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, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, and Australian Nanotechnology Network.