David Lee

Trainee Patent Attorney

David is working towards full qualification as a European and UK Patent Attorney and works in a variety of subject areas including oil and gas engineering, telecommunications, electronics and software inventions.

David works with a range of clients, from multinational corporations to individual inventors, and is primarily involved in drafting and prosecuting UK, European and foreign patent applications across a variety of technologies.

In his spare time, David enjoys gardening, a bit of DIY, and spending time with his young family.

David works across a variety of industrial sectors, but has particular expertise in:

  • Software and database systems, including complex event processing
  • Oil and gas services and equipment
  • Electronic cigarettes
  • Mobile phones and telecommunication
  • Memory and semiconductor devices
  • Augmented reality devices
  • Financial technologies

Chartered Engineer
Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

David graduated from the University of Oxford with a Master’s degree in Materials Science, in which his final project focussed on polymer-fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells.  He also obtained a DPhil from the same institution investigating the mechanical and electrochemical mechanisms of protection coatings on aerospace alloys.

Before entering the patent profession David worked in the oil and gas industry, performing fracture mechanics analyses of pipeline welds and managing the integrity of the design, manufacturing and installation of subsea production systems.