David Brinck

Partner, UK and European Patent Attorney
London, EIP Europe LLP

David has almost 20 years of experience in private practice and is a highly recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 rankings. He joined EIP from a position as partner in a London-based firm of patent and trademark attorneys.

David handles a wide range of patent-related work, and has experience not only in proceedings before the European Patent Office and the UK Intellectual Property Office, but also in proceedings before the UK Courts. At the European Patent Office, David has particular experience of the opposition procedure and has been involved in many oppositions up to and including presenting oral argument before Technical Boards of Appeal. David also successfully handled a complex central limitation at the European Patent Office for a high value patent.

David’s main technical areas of expertise are in the fields of electronics and optics. In the field of electronics, David has extensive experience of telecommunication systems, in particular wireless communications, ranging from Standards-related cases to user interface technology. David’s expertise in electronics also includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the field of computer-implemented inventions, including various cryptographic systems and financial processing systems. In the field of optics, David has drafted and prosecuted patent applications concerned with optical communications, laser devices, optical modulators and terahertz spectroscopy.

David holds a doctorate from the Optoelectronics Research Centre at Southampton University for his research into waveguide amplifiers and lasers involving Thulium ions in bespoke glass materials.

Education and qualifications


  • LLM in Intellectual Property Litigation, Nottingham Law School
  • PhD in Physics, Optoelectronics Research Centre, Southampton University
  • MSc in Optoelectronic and Laser Devices, Heriot-Watt University
  • Degree in Physics, Oxford University

Career history

  • 2015 — present
    Partner, EIP
  • 2006 — 2015
    Partner, RGC Jenkins & Co
  • 1996 — 2006
    Associate, Beresford & Co

Awards and recognition

  • Highly recommended in Legal 500