David Wortley

Patent Attorney

David is a registered UK Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in the Biotechnology and Life Sciences Group. He advises on and assists with the preparation, filing and prosecution of patent applications in the UK, Europe and worldwide across many different areas of biotechnology. David also has experience in the preparation of freedom-to-operate and patentability opinions and has assisted in diligence exercises.

David has extensive practical experience of a variety of biochemical, molecular and cell biology techniques, gained in both academic and industrial environments. This includes: specialist knowledge of pesticides and associated resistance mechanisms, protein production and biochemistry, transgenic plant production and enzymology.

He carried out research during his PhD at the University of York in collaboration with Durham University and Syngenta, focusing on elucidating the molecular mechanism of multiple herbicide resistance in grass weeds. David also has an MSci in Natural Sciences, specialising in molecular biology and organic chemistry, from Durham University.

David holds a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary University of London and is a member of the CIPA Education and Professional Standards committee.

Recent work

  • Assisted in providing a biopharmaceutical company with freedom-to-operate and patentability advice, sought with a view to potential third party collaboration.

Publications

Events

KTN Chemistry and Industrial Biotechnology Showcase, York September, 2017

Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum Keynote Seminar, London, February 2017

University of Cambridge: Stretching Biotech Pharma Entrepreneurship, Cambridge, November 2016

Agri-tech East, REAP conference 2016, Cambridge, November 2016

Biology Careers Fair, University of York, June 2016

Westminster Food and Nutrition Forum, London, January 2016

April 2014 – 36th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals Event, Florida

March 2014 – Top trends IP seminar

January 2014 – CIPA East of England Event

Biotechnology and Life Sciences

Biotechnology and Life Sciences

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David Wortley

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Phone this number +44 (0)1223 883000

Email this address dwortley@boult.com

My location

My location

CPC4 Capital Park
Cambridge Road
Cambridge
CB21 5XE

Sectors and practice areas

Sectors

  • Agritech
  • Biofuels
  • Biologics
  • Companion diagnostics
  • Diagnostics
  • Gene therapy
  • Medical devices
  • Personalised medicine
  • Pharmaceuticals

Practice areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Biomarkers
  • Cancer immunotherapies
  • Enzymatic detection
  • Epigenetics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Nucleic acid based technologies
  • Organic chemistry
  • Plant derived pharmaceuticals
  • Proteins and peptides therapeutics
  • Small molecule imaging agents

Memberships

  • CIPA: Member of the Education and Professional Standards Committee
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Society for Experimental Biology

Qualifications

  • Registered UK Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London
  • PhD Plant Biotechnology (Herbicide Resistance), University of York
  • MSci (Hons) Natural Sciences (Biology and Chemistry), University of Durham

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