Dan Wellburn


Dan joined Kilburn & Strode in 2014 as a Technical Assistant in the Electronics and IT group and is currently training to qualify as a European Patent Attorney and Chartered Patent Attorney. 

Dan has experience in working with UK and US universities and SMEs as well as instantly recognisable global brands emanating from Korea and the US. His work involves the drafting and prosecution of European and UK patent applications, particularly in the fields of displays, optics, lasers, electromagnetic devices and home appliances. 

Dan has a first class Batchelor’s degree in Physics and a PhD in Applied Physics from The University of Liverpool as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary University of London. 

Prior to working in intellectual property, Dan designed a laser beam shaping device which is the subject of a granted patent. He has also authored several research articles published in scientific journals and conference proceedings. His postdoctoral work spanned four years and included working as a research associate and project manager in the UK before a two-year spell in industry and academia in Shenyang, northeast China.


PhD Applied Physics – The University of Liverpool 
BSc Physics – The University of Liverpool

  • Electronics
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Optics
  • Telecommunications
  • Patents

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