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David Lee

Technical Assistant

David Lee | Trainee Patent Attorney


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

David graduated from the University of Oxford with an MEng and a DPhil in Materials Science.

He also holds the postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary, University of London.

Career History

David joined Gill Jennings & Every in 2016. He entered the patent profession after working at an international engineering consultancy, during which he qualified as a Chartered Engineer.

David Lee

Technical Assistant

David completed a Master’s Degree in Materials Science at the University of Oxford in which his final year project involved the fabrication and testing of polymer-fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells. He then went on to complete a doctorate at the same institution, funded by the EPSRC industrial CASE studentship, where he researched corrosion protection mechanisms of coatings on aerospace alloys.

Prior to joining GJE, 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.

David works with a range of clients, from multinational corporations to individual inventors, and is primarily involved in drafting and prosecuting European, UK and foreign patent applications across a variety of technologies. He is particularly interested in exploring new inventive concepts and understanding the technical details of his clients’ inventions. David is working towards full qualification as a UK and European patent attorney.

In his spare time, David enjoys playing sports and the piano. While at Oxford, David was awarded a full blue for competing in the 104th annual varsity boxing match.