David Leverett

Associate
David Leverett

Background

David joined the Dehns Engineering Group in 2015 after graduating from the University of Bristol with a master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering. His final projects included the development and testing of new inflatable composite structures, and designs for novel passenger aircraft and tidal power turbine arrays. David qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorney in 2019 and became an Associate of the firm in 2021.

Type of clients and client work

David works with a variety of companies and organisations, including multinationals, SMEs, and individual inventors. He has experience in handling applications in a wide range of territories worldwide. His work includes providing opinions on the patentability of new inventions, drafting new patent applications, prosecution of patent applications worldwide, and handling European patent oppositions and appeals.

Expertise

David works on a variety of subject-matter in the engineering sector, particularly in mechanical engineering.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Chartered Patent Attorney (Gill Prize Winner)
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Student member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Certificate in IP Law, Brunel University, 2016

Higher Education

MEng (Aerospace Engineering), University of Bristol, 2015

Other

David was awarded the Gill Prize for the highest aggregate score in the UK Qualifying Examinations held in October 2018.

David spent a summer working as a Research Assistant at the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science, modelling morphing composite structures for use in aerospace.