David Macaskill


Meet David, who sits on the Enterprise Angels Screening Committee, contributes to our due diligence projects, and helps upskill our community on intellectual property issues.

David is a partner at intellectual property firm James & Wells where he manages the process of identifying intellectual property being developed by companies, and building portfolios of right to maximise commercialisation opportunities.

Ranked by IAM 1000 as one of the world’s leading patent attorneys, David specialises in intellectual property strategy development, implementation and portfolio management, and the IP considerations in business sales.

His expertise includes all aspects of patent and trade mark law, including freedom to operate advice, protectability, preparing filing strategies and prosecution. He has completed due diligence projects for vendors and purchasers, advised companies raising capital from angel investors and venture capital firms, and developed intellectual property strategies to maximise return from an exit strategy.

He has advised a wide range of companies and research institutions on intellectual property in relation to medical products, amphibious vehicles, renewable energy, agritech, bio-genomics and genetics, artificial intelligence and machine learning.