David Cochrane

Partner - Pretoria, South Africa

Email: d.cochrane@spoor.com
Tel:     + 27 12 676 1001
Fax:    + 27 12 676 1100

Qualifications 
BSc (Chem) LLB. Patent Attorney, Attorney of the High Court of South Africa.

Experience
20 years

Fields of practice
Domestic and international patent matters, including the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. As an expert patent attorney, David specialises in filing applications in the pharmaceutical, chemical, petrochemical, agrochemical, explosives, metallurgical and biochemical fields, as well as plant breeders’ rights.

Industry associations
Fellow and member of the Council of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL).  

Professional activities
SAIIPL Plant Breeders’ Rights Law and Practice lecturer and examiner.
Guest lecturer on Plant Breeders’ Rights at IP LLM course - University of Stellenbosch.
Author of the Plant breeders' rights chapter of Dean & Dyer: Intellectual Property Law in South Africa.

Market Recognition
Listed IAM's World's Leading Patent Professionals 2011 - 2015
Listed in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Handbook 2014 - 2015

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