David Wraige

Special Counsel
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About David

David’s practice focuses on the drafting and prosecution of patent applications. He also has a wealth of experience in European Patent Office (EPO) opposition proceedings. He has attended numerous hearings at the EPO for examination and opposition cases (both at first instance and appeal), as well as at the UK’s Intellectual Property Office. He also is a European Patent Litigator, admitted to practise as a representative before the Unified Patent Court.

David also conducts due diligence investigations to support asset transfers and advises on matters of infringement and validity, including freedom-to-operate investigations.

Although his practice has a particular emphasis on medical devices, he has advised clients on all aspects of patents in the engineering, electronics and software fields – including semiconductor processing, microelectromechanical devices, analogue and digital electronic circuits, cash handling, relational databases and outdoor advertising.

Before becoming a patent attorney, David gained industrial experience working as an engineer in the defence, digital media and payment industries. He moved into patents in 2000, working for other major London firms before joining Cooley in 2015. He is a European patent attorney and a chartered patent attorney.


Queen Mary University of London
Certificate in Intellectual Property, 2002

University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
Bachelor of Engineering, 1995, with honours

Memberships & affiliations

Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, fellow

European Patent Institute