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David Pountney

Solicitor, Associate

Rechtsanwalt, Associate

Solliciteur, Associate

律师, 协理

事務弁護士, アソシエイト

간청자, 구성원

  • English (en)

Profile

David is a solicitor with experience across a variety of areas of intellectual property practice, including patents, designs and trade marks. As a former pharmaceutical research scientist David has a particular interest in contentious and non-contentious patent and regulatory matters affecting the life sciences sector. He has assisted clients with patent opinions, freedom to operate and validity assessments and issues concerning pharmaceutical product lifecycle management.

Prior to qualifying as a lawyer, David spent over a decade as a scientist conducting pharmaceutical research at clinical centres in London, Paris and New York, before leading a neuroscience pre-clinical drug discovery team at GlaxoSmithKline. David was previously on secondment in Beijing and Hong Kong for several years and has assisted clients with enforcement strategy in China.

Education

David holds a PhD in Clinical Biochemistry from King’s College London and an honours degree in Biochemistry from the University of Wales.

David has completed the postgraduate diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice at the University of Oxford.

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  • Post Brexit – UK supplementary protection certificates update

  • One More Thing – Swatch takes a bite out of Apple

  • European Commission recommends that EU Member States reject the UK’s application to join the Lugano Convention

  • Data Blast: Company fined over €450,000 for delayed reporting of a data breach and much more…

  • UK Patents Court Update – You must expressly plead equivalence at an early stage

  • Data Blast: French authorities find that a data processor is also liable for inadequate security leading to data breach and more…

  • Data Blast: Dating app Grindr faces fine of 10% of annual global turnover; ICO seeking answers from Facebook over sharing of WhatsApp data…

  • The UK Supreme Courts Decision in Uber v Aslam on ‘workers’ and whether they enjoy employee type rights – does this have consequence for ownership of patents?

  • Data Blast: UK set to receive adequacy decisions by the European Commission; 2020 saw increase in GDPR fines and data breach notifications and more…

  • The English High Court considers the extra-territorial scope of the GDPR for the first time

  • Canada amends its SPC Regulations following Brexit

  • Data Blast: UK and EU agree to post-Brexit ‘grace period’ for data flows and much more…

  • Data Blast: Substantial fines for French supermarket for GDPR and cookie consent failings and more…

  • Data Blast: Apple faces questions around its tracking of users; Canada seeks to update its national privacy law and more…

  • UK Supreme Court upholds jurisdiction of English courts to determine global FRAND licences

  • Kymab prevails as the UK Supreme Court affirms the requirement for sufficient disclosure

  • Data Blast: ICO issues warning to data broking industry and much more…

  • Data Blast: BA data breach fine of £20 million a reminder that data compliance requires ongoing review & more…

  • Data Blast: H&M handed €35M fine for amassing intrusive employee files and much more…

  • Data Blast: Salesforce and Oracle face class actions; UK firm fined £130K for marketing calls and more…

  • Data Blast: Swiss-US Privacy Shield no longer adequate and more…

  • Data Blast: US takes aim at TikTok and Chinese video game makers and more…

  • UK Supreme Court upholds jurisdiction of English courts to determine global FRAND licences

  • English Court of Appeal provides guidance on the lawful use of automatic facial recognition technology

  • Kymab prevails as the Supreme Court affirms the requirement for sufficient disclosure

  • Data Blast: UK Test and Trace scheme may face legal challenge and more…

  • Will the new ruling of Germany’s highest court harmonise FRAND case law in Germany and beyond?

  • Data Blast: European regulator finds that UK-US data agreement may be a hurdle for post-Brexit data flows & more

  • Data Blast: German court rules on long running cookie case and more…

  • Data Blast: Social media firm fined over ‘invite a friend’ and more…

  • Data Blast: Dutch fine employer for fingerprint use, US considers a Health & Privacy Act and more…

  • UK & France update their guidance on Covid 19 for employers; UK ICO delays investigations & more…

  • Patient consent and the GDPR: what does it mean for clinical trials and research?

  • Data brokers fined in France; Danish fine highlights importance of employee data training & more…

  • Data Blast: Covid-19 contact tracing updates on the plans from the UK, Australia, and California’s tech giants

  • Apple mobility data re Covid-19; Irish & Belgium Cookie Guidance and more…

  • Covid-19 Contact-tracing apps and privacy guidance

  • NHS and technology partners develop Covid-19 Datastore

  • UK ICO gives Covid19 guidance, Cathay Pacific fined, Facebook suspends dating app and more…

  • Scotch whisky rulings clarify scope of protection of geographical indications

  • Employees’ inventions – who owns them when invented outside work hours?

  • Obviousness and discoveries from routine testing: UK Supreme Court decides correct approach

  • The Court of Appeal reaffirms that English courts may determine global FRAND licences

  • One year on – the impact of Actavis v Eli Lilly in the UK courts

  • Brexit, AI in law enforcement, and US Privacy Shield under threat…the summer was not quiet

  • Preparing for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

  • High Court rules that it has jurisdiction to hear FRAND dispute

  • Brexit update on EU-wide IP rights: Draft Withdrawal Agreement