With his background in chemical engineering, Dan is particularly interested in process and manufacturing technology. In this field, and as a member of J A Kemp's Cleantech team, he has experience of using the UK Green Channel to help secure fast patent protection for his clients. Dan has litigation experience with both patents and designs, assisting clients with multi-national litigation strategies in fields such as medical devices and safety helmets.
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.
Dan has spent time on secondment working in-house for an active biotechnology start-up with a broad intellectual property base. This experience has given him insights into the practical considerations taken into account when determining an intellectual property strategy.
Dan has lectured on 'Intellectual Property Rights and Product Design' as part of the MEng course in Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He is also a member of the CIPA Education & Professional Standards Committee.
Dan joined J A Kemp in 2007 and became a partner in 2016. He has responsibility for overseeing the training of trainee patent attorneys at J A Kemp towards qualification as European and UK patent attorneys.
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)