Dr David Myers has practical and IP experience in a wide variety of biotech, pharma and agricultural technologies, which allow him to provide a unique perspective on IP rights.
David holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, majoring in agricultural chemistry, and was awarded a PhD for his work on enzymes of carbohydrate metabolism in germinated seeds in 1994. He was a research scientist for five years with the yeast physiology research group at Burns Philp R&D, a major international baker’s yeast producer.
David then moved into private practice, qualifying as an Australian and New Zealand patent attorney, and spending more than 20 years at a major Australian patent attorney firm. His extensive practical industrial experience provides a valuable level of insight to his professional work.
David has extensive experience with drafting and prosecuting patents. He has had a successful practice in contentious matters, including oppositions, re-examinations and litigation support. His work has spanned a wide range of industries and technologies, including pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and methods of treatment (both human and veterinary), plant breeding, modification, propagation and cultivation, biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, fermentation, food technology, pest control, diagnostic devices and methods, and even steel manufacture.
David also has extensive experience with plant variety rights both in Australia and New Zealand.
David is a member of the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia and the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand.