David Cochrane

Partner - Pretoria, South Africa

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

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

24 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, nuclear medicine, 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).
Member of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI).
Member of the Legal Practice Council (LPC)

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

Market Recognition
Listed in IAM's World's Leading Patent Professionals 2011 - 2020.
Listed in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2014 - 2021.
Listed in World IP Review Leaders - Best IP Practitioners 2016 - 2021.
Listed as one of the World’s Leading Practitioners in Euromoney's Expert Guides – Patents 2017 - 2020.
Listed in IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists 2019 - 2020.
Listed in IAM's Global Leaders 2021.

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