Dan is a European and UK Patent Attorney specialising in the high-tech sector. With a background in physics, Dan handles a wide variety of technology including optics and photonics, displays, testing and inspection equipment, medical devices, navigation software, home appliances and semiconductors. He works with a wide range of clients including pioneering start-ups, established SMEs and instantly-recognisable multinational corporations.
Dan advises clients on all aspects of the patent process including invention capture and patent filing strategies as well as the drafting and prosecution of patent applications. He handles large patent portfolios before the UK Patent Office, EPO and WIPO and has experience of worldwide prosecution including in China, Japan, South Korea and the US.
Dan also has particular experience in providing infringement risk and validity assessments to inform high-stakes commercial decisions. Dan takes a particularly thorough approach to the technical and legal analysis but provides clear boardroom-friendly reports which allow his clients to make well-informed choices about their IP and business activities.
Prior to working in intellectual property, Dan graduated from a Russell Group university with a First Class Honours BSc in physics and went on to complete a PhD in applied physics. His postdoctoral work included the design and prototyping of laser beam shaping devices, leading him to become a client of Kilburn & Strode before his career in IP. He has authored several research articles published in scientific journals and conference proceedings and his work included overseeing the delivery of a £1m EU-funded knowledge exchange project in laser applications. Dan also has experience in industry, developing laser materials processing machines from concept all the way through to product launch.