Dr David Bottomley is a European Patent Attorney and a UK Patent Attorney. He has a PhD in physics from the University of Toronto, Canada, an MBA from the University of Oxford, and has been accredited as a Chartered Physicist (CPhys) by the Institute of Physics, UK.
David has worked on patent prosecution mainly in the following fields: user interface, computer, navigation, communications systems, optics, mechanical.
David has participated in patent litigation in the US, Germany, UK, France, Japan, Australia and The Netherlands. David was in the legal team for the following excluded subject matter cases in Germany, cited in European Patent Office (EPO) Case Law of the Boards of Appeal (2019), page 220:
- BGH, X ZR 3/12, GRUR 2013, 275 – Routenplanung;
- BGH, X ZR 27/12, GRUR 2013, 909 – Fahrzeugnavigationssystem.
David spent seven years in Japan working in applied physics research in the areas of semiconductor fabrication and optics. This included working at NTT Laboratories, Tohoku University, and at a national laboratory. He presented in Japanese at Japanese Society of Applied Physics meetings on seven occasions. He has co-authored over 50 refereed publications in applied physics research, and is the inventor of granted patent numbers US7744263B2 and CN100535688C.
David speaks French, Japanese and Italian.