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David Sproston

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B.Sc. (Physics), British and European Patent Attorney, European Trademark Attorney

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Languages: English

Specialisation

Specialising in patents for electronics, IT, computing, software and business methods, extensive experience of drafting, filing and prosecuting applications in UK, Europe and throughout the world (particularly USA). Clients include multinational companies, small and medium sized enterprises and private inventors. Conducted many oppositions and appeals at the European Patent Office. In addition, wide experience of infringement and validity searches, evaluations and opinions, UK preaction proceedings, licence negotiations, licence drafting and patent sales.

Professional memberships

CIPA (Fellow), EPI, FICPI, AIPLA.

Career

Studied physics at King’s College, London University, graduating in 1988 with first class honours degree. From 1988 to 1992, technical consultant with a leading consultancy firm, conducting projects in a wide range of technologies (including electronics, computers, communication systems, image processing and information technology) for clients including national and local government departments, international agencies and industrial companies in the UK and throughout Europe. In 1992, joined the patent profession with a British firm, qualifying as a British Patent Attorney in 1995 and as a European Patent Attorney in 1997. With HOFFMANN EITLE since 2006.