David Viita



David is an Associate in the Engineering Group.

He joined Dehns in 2013 following the completion of his PhD in materials science at The University of Manchester. Prior to that, he completed an MPhys (Hons) degree in Physics also at The University of Manchester. David handles patents relating to a number of engineering fields, and became an Associate of the firm in 2020.


Type of clients and client work

David works with a number of clients ranging from large multinational companies to individual inventors. His work for these clients includes drafting new patent applications, handling prosecution of patent applications worldwide, and preparing opinions on IP matters such as patentability of inventions and freedom-to-operate.



David works on a wide variety of subject-matter in engineering and IT, with particular experience in gas turbine engines and aircraft parts and systems. He also handles patent applications in materials and materials processing, refrigeration systems, medical devices, weapons systems, engines, and vehicle locking systems.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • UK Patent Attorney, 2018
  • European Patent Attorney, 2017
  • Certificate in IP Law, Brunel University, 2014
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys


Higher Education

MPhys (Hons), Physics, The University of Manchester, 2009

PhD, Materials Science, The University of Manchester, 2013



David’s PhD was awarded for his research into woven body armour using Raman spectroscopy to measure yarn-by-yarn stresses during penetration of the armour.

Contact details

Theresienstr. 6-8
80333 Munich

+49 (0)89 2422 8130 +49 (0)89 2422 8140