David is a partner in the intellectual property group, specialising in rights protection and enforcement programmes across all IP disciplines – patents, trade marks, copyright, database right and designs. He represents many leading IP owners, notably in the pharmaceuticals, media, entertainment and telecommunications, betting & gaming, financial services, retail and luxury goods industries. David has many high profile, industry defining disputes before both the UK and European Courts including: Lupin v. Gilead, Sky v Microsoft; Starbucks v Sky; Napp v Sandoz; HTC v Gemalto; ratiopharm v Alza; Marks & Spencer v One in a Million, Sony Computer Entertainment v Pacific Game and GSK v. Generics UK. In the patent sphere, David advises on infringement, validity and ownership issues and the scope of protection of Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) and has considerable experience advising on "clearing the way" strategies in brand/generic disputes. David also has extensive expertise in brand and design protection programmes, and acts regularly in administrative proceedings before the UK IPO and the EUIPO.
Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys; Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys; International Trademarks Association.
2016 Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP; 1992 Partner and Head of IP for Europe, King & Wood Mallesons LLP.