David Hvasanov PhD

Associate

David has experience in drafting and prosecution of patent applications in chemistry and applied chemistry both in Australia and overseas. He has drafted and prosecuted applications in a range of fields including mining technologies, nanoscale drug delivery systems, plasticisers, paint compositions, pharmaceuticals, clean and cement technologies.


  • Overview

    Prior to joining Shelston IP, David was a patent attorney in one of Australia’s leading specialised IP firms in Melbourne. David has experience in drafting and prosecution of patent applications in chemistry and applied chemistry both in Australia and overseas. He has drafted and prosecuted applications in a range of fields including mining technologies, nanoscale drug delivery systems, plasticisers, paint compositions, pharmaceuticals, clean and cement technologies. David has also assisted clients in contentious matters including oppositions for world leading multinationals.

    David has a strong passion for commercialisation of IP and has partipicated in “The BridgeTech Program” which is a national professional development program that trains professionals on how to effectively navigate the commercialisation pathway of new medical device technologies.

    In 2018, David was also named as a IP Rising Star (MIP IP Stars awards).

    David has an undergraduate degree in Nanotechnology (Hons Class I) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), for which he was awarded the university medal. This cross-disciplinary experience gave David a strong grounding in physics, biology, chemistry, materialas science and mathematics. During his Honours year, he studied self-assembled hydrogels as potential drug carriers against cancer cells.

    David also has a PhD from UNSW, where his thesis investigated light harvesting bioconjugates as photosynthetic mimics. David developed deep cross-disciplinary experience in protein chemistry, organic chemistry, polymer chemistry and imaging techniques, including electron and fluorescence microscopy. For this work, David was awarded the Cornforth Medal for the most outstanding PhD thesis in chemistry in 2013. David has published in a number of high impact journals and won multiple prizes at International scientific conferences including Pacifichem.

    Qualifications

    • Masters of Intellectual Property Law, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2015
    • Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry), University of New South Wales, Australia, 2013
    • Bachelor of Science (Nanotechnology), University of New South Wales, 2008

    Associations

    • The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
    • The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. (IPSANZ)
    • Royal Australian Chemical Institute Incorporated (RACI)
    • Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN)

    Languages

    • Mandarin Chinese (Native)
    • Japanese (Proficient)
  • Services

    Services

  • Technical & Industry Expertise
  • Publications
  • Services

  • Prior to joining Shelston IP, David was a patent attorney in one of Australia’s leading specialised IP firms in Melbourne. David has experience in drafting and prosecution of patent applications in chemistry and applied chemistry both in Australia and overseas. He has drafted and prosecuted applications in a range of fields including mining technologies, nanoscale drug delivery systems, plasticisers, paint compositions, pharmaceuticals, clean and cement technologies. David has also assisted clients in contentious matters including oppositions for world leading multinationals.

    David has a strong passion for commercialisation of IP and has partipicated in “The BridgeTech Program” which is a national professional development program that trains professionals on how to effectively navigate the commercialisation pathway of new medical device technologies.

    In 2018, David was also named as a IP Rising Star (MIP IP Stars awards).

    David has an undergraduate degree in Nanotechnology (Hons Class I) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), for which he was awarded the university medal. This cross-disciplinary experience gave David a strong grounding in physics, biology, chemistry, materialas science and mathematics. During his Honours year, he studied self-assembled hydrogels as potential drug carriers against cancer cells.

    David also has a PhD from UNSW, where his thesis investigated light harvesting bioconjugates as photosynthetic mimics. David developed deep cross-disciplinary experience in protein chemistry, organic chemistry, polymer chemistry and imaging techniques, including electron and fluorescence microscopy. For this work, David was awarded the Cornforth Medal for the most outstanding PhD thesis in chemistry in 2013. David has published in a number of high impact journals and won multiple prizes at International scientific conferences including Pacifichem.

    Qualifications

    • Masters of Intellectual Property Law, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2015
    • Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry), University of New South Wales, Australia, 2013
    • Bachelor of Science (Nanotechnology), University of New South Wales, 2008

    Associations

    • The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
    • The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. (IPSANZ)
    • Royal Australian Chemical Institute Incorporated (RACI)
    • Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN)

    Languages

    • Mandarin Chinese (Native)
    • Japanese (Proficient)