David is recognised as a leading practitioner for digital technologies and as an “outstanding specialist for machine learning patents” (Juve Patent UK Rankings).
David’s academic background allows him to quickly and effectively understand complex computer-implemented and mathematical inventions – David holds undergraduate and master’s degrees in computer science and maths and the interface between the two and David also completed a Ph.D in Automated Reasoning before joining Marks & Clerk.
David’s practice includes managing patent portfolios of leading multinational software companies, as well as working for universities and SMEs.
David has considerable experience of drafting and prosecuting patent applications throughout the world, as well as advising clients on infringement and validity matters.
David also has particular expertise in advising in connection with the inherent patentability of computer implemented inventions in different jurisdictions around the world.
Alongside David’s particular experience in artificial experience, David’s experience covers a full range of aspects of computer science including data storage systems, computer implemented mathematical methods, image analysis including methods for analysing circuit boards and medical image processing, data analysis, communications protocols and computer graphics to name just a few.
David is also the managing partner of our Manchester office.