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David Lee

Trainee Patent Attorney

David Lee | Trainee Patent Attorney


Chartered Engineer

David completed his doctorate in Materials Science in 2012, and graduated with a Master’s degree in Materials Science in 2008, both at the University of Oxford.

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. Prior to joining GJE, David worked for several years as a Materials Engineer in Wood Group, a multinational engineering consultancy.

David Lee

Trainee Patent Attorney

David is working towards full qualification as a UK and European patent attorney and works in a variety of subject areas including engineering, telecommunications, electronics and computer-implemented inventions.

Main specialisms
In particular, David’s areas of specialism are in:
• mechanicals
• electricals
• materials science.

At university, David researched the fabrication and testing of polymer-fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells for his Master’s project, and in his doctorate degree he investigated 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.

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.

• Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
• Student member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys

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