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David Sant is Managing Partner, and main practitioner, at Angel IP.

He has been working in IP for over 28 years, working from 1989 to 2005 at the European Patent Office (EPO), including periods as a European patent examiner, serving on both the Examining Division and the Opposition Division, and finally as the Head of the EPO’s bureau in Brussels.

After the EPO David has worked in London as a patent attorney and patent litigator. He is a European Patent Attorney, Solicitor-Advocate (with higher rights of audience) before the Courts of England & Wales and Solicitor in the Republic of Ireland. His practice since 2007 has been predominantly in contentious work, with 10 cases before the High Court and one international arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce.

David has worked previously for IP specialists Taylor Wessing and later Bird & Bird.

He has a BSc (Hons) in Physics, an MBA and LLB. His mother tongue is English, but David’s working languages include French and German, with proficiency in Italian.

More details of his experience are available on his LinkedIn profile.

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Physics

The scope of our work encompasses all the physical sciences but with particular emphasis on the optics, interferometry, communications, navigation, sensor and measurement technology.

Engineering

We cover all the engineering disciplines with a particular focus on aerospace, mechanical power generation, automotive and new technologies.

Electronics

Over the years we have worked on hundreds of patents in the electronic and computing sectors, reflecting a vast number of technical applications.

Communications

Mobile telephony and cellular technologies, whether in patent prosecution or licensing or disputes is a particular strength of Angel IP. We have considerable experience in standard essential patents (SEPs) and FRAND licenses.

Environmental

We have garnered considerable expertise across green technologies – in solar and wind power, as well as energy conservation devices.

Medical and Life Sciences

In life sciences Angel IP works in medical devices, as well as biotech and pharmaceuticals.