With his background in chemical engineering, Dan is particularly interested in process and manufacturing technology. In this area, Dan has handled patent applications across a broad range of technologies, from the food industry to the petrochemical industry. More generally, Dan handles a range of electrical, electronic and mechanical patent work. He also enjoys interdisciplinary cases that fall at the interface of engineering with biotechnology or chemistry, such as in the medical device sector. He works for a broad client base, ranging from academics and start-ups to SMEs and larger corporates, and is involved with drafting and prosecuting patent applications as well as post-grant opposition work.
As member of J A Kemp's cleantech team, Dan has experience of working with clients developing new materials and processes as greener alternatives to traditional options. He has experience using the UK Green Channel to help secure fast patent protection for his clients, and can advise more generally about options for navigating the patent system most efficiently.
Shortly after qualifying, Dan spent time on secondment working in-house for an active biotechnology start-up with a broad intellectual property base. There he was involved in invention identification and assessment, as well as patent drafting and prosecution. This experience has given him insights into the practical considerations taken into account when determining an intellectual property strategy, and Dan uses those insights to provide tailored advice to his clients.
Dan has litigation experience with both patents and designs. He has been involved with cases both in the UK and abroad, assisting clients with multi-national litigation strategies in fields such as medical devices and safety helmets.
Dan has lectured on the topic of Intellectual Property as part of the Masters courses at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London. He has responsibility for overseeing the training of trainee patent attorneys at J A Kemp towards qualification as European and UK patent attorneys and is a member of the CIPA Education Committee.
Dan joined J A Kemp in 2007 and became a partner in 2016. He is based in our London office.
University of Cambridge, Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering; University of Cambridge, PhD in Separation Technology
European Patent Attorney; UK Chartered Patent Attorney
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA); Member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI)