David Warrilow – MSc(Chem), MSc(IP), CPA, EPA, CTMA, ETMA
Director, Patent & Trademark Attorney
David joined the profession in 2001, and worked with major firms of patent and trademark attorneys before founding London IP in 2009.
David has advised and represented a diverse range of clients, from lone inventors to a variety of multinationals (including several household names) in all aspects of intellectual property. His practice includes patents, trademarks, copyright and designs, and although his technical background is in chemistry, he has gained extensive experience of patenting mechanical inventions.
For example, his experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications varies from product packaging to drug-delivery systems, games, thermal transfer technology, vehicle parts, various novel home furnishings, chemical synthesis & analysis equipment and methods, paper coatings, medical devices, building equipment, construction methods, ball-bearing races, clothing, weaving techniques, harvesting machines, adult toys, bird feeders, garden forks, suitcases, and beer cups to name but a few.
Whilst David has experience of a wide variety of inventions he defers to his colleague Paul Harman in matters of electronics, software, AI, and ‘difficult to patent’ inventions such as business methods.
David has coordinated international trademark filing for a number of very well known companies, and represented numerous applicants before the UK and European trademark authorities at all stages from filing through to opposition.
David has provided pro-bono advice to the public at the British Library Business & IP Centre for over a decade, and has advised on IP on the ‘Innovating For Growth’ scheme at the British Library. He also occasionally talks at seminars on various aspects of IP protection, having previously lectured at the Institute of Export, the University of Westminster and UCL Medtech Conference.
He currently provides a monthly seminar at the British Library with Bang Creations, a product design company. The seminar is aimed at anyone interested in designing and protecting a commercially successful product.
David graduated from Birmingham University with a Masters degree in chemistry before obtaining a further Masters degree in Management of Intellectual Property from Queen Mary University, London.
When qualifying as a UK trademark attorney David was awarded the Payne/Bennett Memorial prize by the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys for the highest mark that year in the trademark search paper.