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Dave Paton, Senior Associate, Dehns

Dave Paton

Senior Associate at Dehns

Bristol, United Kingdom

About Me

I'm a European patent attorney and Chartered UK patent attorney, and also a European design attorney. I've been working in Intellectual Property for more than 15 years and worked for IP firms in London and Bristol before joining Dehns in their Bristol office in 2020.

I handle a broad range of aspects of patent practice, including patent drafting and prosecution, as well as contentious matters, freedom to operate and infringement and validity opinions. I provide strategic IP advice to SMEs and corporate clients, and assists them in maximising the value of their IP and advising them on the most suitable intellectual property portfolio for their business. I also enjoy working closely with start up and scale up entities, as well with in-house IP departments.

As a European Design attorney, I regularly deal with registered and unregistered design portfolios, ensuring comprehensive IP portfolio protection.

With a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bath, much of my work is in the mechanical and electromechanical engineering fields, with experience in a wide variety of different technologies, such as aeronautical and automotive technologies, medical devices, consumer appliances and manufacturing machinery.

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