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David Webb

David Webb


David has expertise in patent litigation and advising on commercial IP matters.



David joined Herbert Smith Freehills in 2016 and was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2018. With a master's in Natural Sciences David advises on technical aspects of a wide range of patent matters. 

He has experience in contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters, and has worked on high profile patent litigation in the English High Court, particularly in the pharmaceutical field. David has also worked in the Herbert Smith Freehills Seoul office and spent time on secondment to Transport for London.

David's experience includes advising:

  • Ariosa on a patent dispute concerning its Harmony® non-invasive prenatal genetic test
  • a global pharmaceutical company on multi-jurisdictional coordination
  • a telecoms company on amending its IP licence portfolio


David graduated from University College London with a first class master's degree in Natural Sciences, with a focus on physics and chemistry. 

David is admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales and in Ireland.