David-King

Qualifications

European Patent Attorney

Chartered Patent Attorney

European Design Attorney

Degree

MPhys (Oxon), Physics

Contact

T: +44 (0)20 7420 3900

david.king@slingsbypartners.com

David King

Partner

David has over a decade’s worth of experience as a patent attorney. He is skilled at drafting and prosecuting patent applications in a diverse range of technology areas, including electronics, automotive, software, materials, and mechanical devices. He manages large and small patent portfolios for a range of different-sized clients and is adept at tailoring that management to the individual client’s needs.

David enjoys working on projects that involve markets where existing intellectual property poses a significant potential barrier to entry. These projects may involve drafting of patent applications in congested areas, targeted amendment of pending patent applications to cover third-party infringements and advice on third-party patents. He specialises in advice relating to third-party patents and the infringement risk they pose. He is able to provide this advice based on several years’ experience of assisting European-based clients in US patent litigation, and also providing significant amounts of due diligence and freedom-to-operate advice.
 

2020: "David King is … skilled at assisting European companies with US litigation and files watertight applications in areas as diverse as electronics, automotive and software.”
2019: "Prosecution partner David King is a software, electronics and mechanical maven whose advice is “invaluable”, to the point where he is essentially trusted as an “in-house adviser” to his clients."

IAM Patent 1000

2019: "Other key lawyers: ... David King ..."
2018: "Also recommended are David King, who has 'a highly organised and intellectual grasp of all technical matters'"

Legal 500

2018: "Other notable senior patent attorneys are ... David King, who was promoted to partner in 2017. “David is an excellent IP practitioner with an ability to understand and develop complex technologies with our engineering teams,” a client comments. Another adds: “David King is very knowledgeable in patent law and able to learn complex inventions rapidly in order to ensure that they are explained and protected.”

IP Stars