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Dan Rusby-Gale

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Dan’s background is electronics but his main areas of practice cross over to mechanical engineering and computer software.  Dan has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for electronic devices, medical devices, telecoms, software, automotive technology, lighting and clean energy technology.  He is also experienced in representing clients at oral proceedings at the European Patent Office (EPO), both during the patent application examination stage and in post-grant opposition proceedings.  Dan files and prosecutes registered design applications and advises on design protection in the UK and Europe.


Joined Forresters 2003; trained and qualified at Forresters 2009; partner at Forresters 2017


Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)


Radley College; Bristol University (2002 MEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering)

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys

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Forresters is 'able to provide such deep expertise with such quick delivery times' and the team 'thinks like a customer, which enables it to streamline the interaction and make customers' lives that much easier and productive'. Matt Barton is a key member of the life sciences and chemistry team and advised AlphaMicron on prosecuting a European patent application as well as assisting SDC Technologies with opposing a competitor's patent. Other key figures in this team include Charlotte Teall, who worked with Revalesio on a European patent prosecution, and Chris Bond, who acted for Sibelco on obtaining patent protection in Europe, Japan and the US. For the technology and engineering team, Dan Rusby-Gale  advised Muoverti on reestablishing a European patent application, and Andy Harding, who has 'deep expertise, experience and out-of-the-box thinking', managed the patent portfolio for Waters Corporation. Senior associate Mark Connell is also a notable name.

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