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David Clark

Partner

Before entering the patent profession David gained a masters degree in engineering science from the University of Oxford, split between analogue electronics, digital electronics and mechanical engineering. David qualified as a UK and European patent attorney in 2005, the same year as he was entered on the list of professional representatives before the European Intellectual Property Office.

With broad technical experience in electronics and computer system design, David specialises in sectors including; video and audio coding, digital electronics, optical storage media, and content delivery and networking.

As well as patent drafting and prosecution work on the electronics side, David has been involved in numerous disputes over infringement of rights in designs, allowing him to take a rational view and see a quick commercial resolution of issues through negotiation and settlement for clients.

Specific areas of expertise in patents:

  • Civil engineering
  • Cloud computing
  • Construction
  • Consumer electronics
  • Consumer products
  • Control systems
  • Data storage and retrieval
  • Electro-optical devices
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Hydroelectric power systems
  • Image processing (e.g. MRI)
  • Imaging apparatus
  • Manufacturing methods
  • Mechatronics
  • Medical devices
  • Networking & LTE
  • Packaging
  • Tidal-based power systems
  • Video coding
  • Virtual computing
  • Wind-based power systems

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