Prior to joining Spruson & Ferguson in 2016, David founded a startup in the field of composite materials for high performance roadbikes after working in the technical methods team for a landing gear manufacturer in France and in non-destructive evaluation for an airframe manufacturer in Germany. He has also worked in research roles at Imperial College London in the material characterization team and the Technische Universität Clausthal-Zellerfeld in Germany verifying computational fluid dynamics models.
David is a driving force in Spruson’s startup team and has extensive experience obtaining patents outside of Australia. He routinely determines the global enforcement and filing strategies of major Australian patent filers, while also appearing at hearings on behalf of his clients at the Australian Patent Office.
His practice includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of robotics, food processing technology, aerospace, consumer products, mining, sport technology, and computer-implemented inventions.
David holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering with First Class Honours and a Master of Intellectual Property. He is a registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney, as well as a registered Australian Trade Mark Attorney.