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David Clark

Appleyard Lees

Partner

David Clark

Technical Expertise David’s technical education was broad, covering electronics and electrical engineering, along with mechanical engineering. Since graduation this background has been useful in helping clients ranging from individual inventors, small start ups and spinout companies, universities and some of the largest corporate concerns in the world. David has drafted and successfully prosecuted patent applications in a wide range of fields, including analogue and digital electronics, computer software, computer peripherals and medical devices.

Legal Skills David is highly skilled at drafting and prosecuting patent applications, and also in handling wide ranging filing and freedom to operate projects on design matters.
In addition to obtaining patents and design registrations for his clients, David is also experienced in advising on a wide range of IP issues, including due diligence, portfolio transfers and validity and infringement analysis. David has significant experience of hearings before the European Patent Office.