David is a partner in the Intellectual Property Department and head of the Patents practice. He specialises in rights protection and enforcement programmes across all IP disciplines – patents, trade marks, copyright, database right and designs and represents many leading IP owners, notably in the pharmaceuticals, media, entertainment and telecommunications, betting & gaming, financial services, retail and luxury goods industries. David has acted in many high profile, industry defining IP disputes before both the UK and European Courts including: Sky v SkyKick; 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 and FRAND disputes. David also has extensive expertise in brand and design protection programmes.
2016 Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP; 1992 Partner and Head of IP for Europe, King & Wood Mallesons LLP.
Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys; Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys; International Trademarks Association.