David Leverett

Technical Assistant
David Leverett


David is a Technical Assistant in the Engineering Patent practice.  He joined Dehns 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.


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.



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


Qualifications and Memberships

  • 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



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.