PhD, LL.B - 25 years R&D experience
After 25 years R&D experience in a wide variety of chemical areas with different companies in different roles in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium (Philips Nat Lab, Philips Forschungs-laboratorium, Agfa-Gevaert), he joined the IP department of the international imaging group Agfa-Gevaert, where he became responsible for managing the patent portfolio of one of the three entities within the group.
Before joining IPLodge in 2014, David had already worked as a European patent attorney in private practice at Bird Goën & Co., where he managed the non-pharmaceutical chemistry IP team.
David has extensive expertise in invention harvesting, in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, in oppositions before the EPO and in conducting patent litigation cases. His technical areas of interest include polymers, imaging, and organic electronics.
David is qualified as a European patent attorney. As a qualified British jurist, he is also entitled to represent clients before the future Unified Patent Court.
David’s native language is English, and his working languages include Dutch and German.