David advises businesses on intellectual property protection strategies and manages the process of securing and enforcing rights. Key aspects of his practice are strategy advice and portfolio management.
David’s expertise includes all aspects of patent and trade mark law, including freedom to operate advice, protectability, preparing filing strategies and prosecution. He has completed due diligence projects for vendors and purchasers, advised companies raising capital from angel investors and venture capital firms, and developed intellectual property strategies to maximise return from an exit strategy.
In his spare time, David plays the saxophone in several bands around the North Island. He is also actively involved in the arts community in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions.