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David Walsh

Partner

David obtained a BSc(Hons) degree from the University of Surrey and Michigan State University and a PhD in chemistry from UCL.

David’s clients cover a broad range of technical areas and are leaders in their fields including polymers, pharmaceuticals, catalysts, process technology, sealing technology and industrial biotechnology.

He advises multinationals, SMEs and university spin offs and is currently responsible for the patent portfolio management of several national and multinational companies.

David has extensive experience in handling patent oppositions and taking oral proceedings at the European Patent Office (EPO) and he frequently advises clients on patent infringement clearance (FTO) for new products.

Specific areas of expertise in patents:

  • Adhesive products
  • Agriscience
  • Biosensors
  • Catalysis
  • Chemical engineering
  • Clean technology
  • CO2 capture
  • Cosmetic products
  • Consumer healthcare
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Fermentation
  • Food science
  • Fuel additives
  • Fuels/Biofuels
  • Genetically modified organisms
  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Materials science
  • Medical devices
  • Medical treatment regimes
  • Nanotechnology
  • Novel active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs)
  • Packaging technology
  • Paints and coatings
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pigments and dyes
  • Polymers
  • Silicate glasses
  • Speciality chemicals
  • Steel processing
  • Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs)
  • Surfactants

Specific areas of expertise in disputes:

  • Appeals
  • Infringement
  • Invalidity
  • Licensing and royalty agreements
  • Oppositions
  • Revocations

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