With his background in chemical engineering, Dan is particularly interested in process and manufacturing technology. In this field, as a member of J A Kemp's cleantech team, he has experience with cases related to improving energy and processing efficiency, and also of using the UK Green Channel to accelerate prosecution of cases relating to 'green technology'.
More generally, Dan handles a range of electrical, electronic and mechanical patent work. He also enjoys interdisciplinary cases that fall at the interface of engineering with biotechnology or chemistry, such as in the medical device sector.
Dan has spent time on secondment working in-house' for an active biotechnology startup with a broad intellectual property base. This experience has given him insights into the practical considerations taken into account when determining an intellectual property strategy.
Dan has lectured on 'Intellectual Property Rights and Product Design' as part of the MEng course in Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He is also a member of the CIPA Education & Professional Standards Committee.
Dan joined J A Kemp in 2007 and became a partner in 2016. He has responsibility for overseeing the training of trainee patent attorneys at J A Kemp towards qualification as European and UK patent attorneys.
University of Cambridge, Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering; PhD in Separation Technology
European Patent Attorney, UK Chartered Patent Attorney
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), Member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI)