Our team

“I aim to combine my education and background in business with my engineering qualifications, to deliver quality IP advice to my clients”

David is presently studying to qualify as a patent and trade marks attorney. At Madderns, David works in local and foreign patent prosecution and drafting.

David joined Madderns after completing a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) degree at the University of Adelaide, where he graduated with first class honours. His honours project involved the successful design and build of an experimental gas turbine combustor implementing MILD (Moderate or Intense Low-oxygen Dilution) combustion.

David has an interest in automotive engineering and mechanical design, having participated in a competition called Formula SAE. The annual competition sees teams of undergraduate engineering students design and build formula style open wheel racing cars, with which they compete against other university teams in a series of dynamic and static events.

Previously, David studied at the University of South Australia and obtained a Bachelor of Business (Property), with which he practised for 4 years in the commercial property domain.

David’s outside interests include watching sports that keep him up late at night: he has an obsession with Formula 1 and also follows the English Premier League (Come On You Gunners!)






  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Business (Property)


  • Mechanical Engineering