David Webber

  • David Webber

Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)
Patent Attorney
Davies Collison Cave


David Webber, Partner, BE (Hons), LLB, Patent Attorney

David specialises in patent, design and copyright advice for electrical, electronic, computer software and communications products, with particular expertise in patents for Internet, telecommunications, business methods and e-commerce products. He manages the patent practice of Davies Collison Cave and has considerable experience in patent drafting, patent infringement and patent opposition matters. David joined Davies Collison Cave in 1985, becoming a partner in 1992.

David lectures in patent and copyright law and integrated circuit legislation for the University of Melbourne and Monash University. He has worked as in-house counsel in London, and presented seminars to the Australian Patent Office on business system patents. He is also regularly invited to speak to the business and legal community on computer software protection and e-commerce issues and contributes to a number of intellectual property journals. He is a past member of the Australian Government's Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws, Monash University
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronic) (Hons), University of Adelaide
  • Registered Patent Attorney (Australia and New Zealand)
  • Admitted: Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Fellow: Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia
  • Member: International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • Member: Asian Patent Attorneys Association (International Councilor and Australian representative on Patents Committee)
  • Member: UK Society for Computers and the Law
  • Member: ITechlaw
  • Member: Victorian Society for Computers and the Law
  • Member: Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Member: Australian Computer Society
  • Member: Association for Computer Machinery
  • Member: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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