Dan specialises in providing patent and design advice in the medical device, nanotechnology, and material science areas. Providing strategic commercial advice to a varied range of businesses and individuals, Dan is experienced in drafting and prosecuting local and overseas patent applications, providing advice on the infringement and validity of patents, and advising on matters relating to the infringement of registered designs.
Having pursued post graduate studies in human anatomy, physiology and medicine, Dan is a medical technology specialist and has specific experience in patent matters related to ophthalmic surgical tools, dialysis solutions and devices, compositions for promoting bone growth, muscle and nerve stimulation devices, and nanostructured biosensors.
Dan has a Bachelor of Science in nanotechnology with honours, which included studies in general and surface chemistry, analytical chemistry, material science, physical metallurgy, quantum physics, solid state physics, biophysics and molecular biology. His honours thesis focused on the covalent attachment of bio-molecules to titanium and stainless steel surfaces for use in medical devices. In this space Dan has experience in patent matters relating to graphene-based thin films, silicate processing, superconducting materials, layered artistic mediums, organic thin film transistors for bio-sensing applications, refractory brick compositions, and methods for reinforcing concrete slabs.