55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: (+603) 2118 8688
Fax: (+603) 2118 8777
Current position: Executive director, head of patent & industrial design
Practice areas/industry focus: Filing, prosecution and enforcement of patent and industrial design cases
Career highlights: Dave Wyatt is a registered Malaysian patent, industrial design and trademark agent. Before joining Henry Goh, Dave worked in private practice with leading patent attorney firms in London and Munich. During that time, he qualified as a UK chartered patent attorney and European patent attorney.
He has lectured on the subject of patent practice and drafting for the Malaysian patent agent examinations. His comprehensive in-house training has led to the registration of 12 Malaysian patent agents at Henry Goh.
Outside of the office, Dave has given presentations on Malaysian IP law and practice to local institutions of higher learning, business councils, industry and professional associations, as well as in Henry Goh’s regular public educational seminars. He has also served as a judge at ITEX, the international invention and innovation exhibition that is held annually in Malaysia.
Throughout his career, Dave’s practice has focused on patent drafting and prosecution. However, apart from prosecution work, patent disputes and litigation have been increasing in Malaysia in recent years and Dave has come to be in demand for his opinions on patent validity and infringement. He has appeared before the High Court in several states of Malaysia as a patent attorney expert witness.
With over 25 years of IP experience, Dave’s advice and opinion on IP protection strategies from the business, technical and legal viewpoints is much sought after. His approach is always down-to-earth and practical, recognising that IP rights are first and foremost business tools rather than purely legal instruments.
As a leading authority on patents and industrial design in Malaysia, Dave has been cited as a recognised individual for patent prosecution work in IAM 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners and as an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property.
Dave is an associate member of the UK’s Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA); a member of the Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA); the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA); the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI); and, the International Trademark Association (INTA).
Asialaw Market-Leading Lawyer 2016 in Intellectual Property