Dr David Loch

David Loch


P: +61 7 3011 2200 | E: dloch@fak.com.au

Level 6, 175 Eagle St, Brisbane, QLD 4000

“My research experience helps me to understand the background of a client’s work, which is vital in being able to offer decisive advice and a clear course of action.”

David brings to Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the life sciences field, holding a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, a PhD in cardiovascular pharmacology and several years of postdoctoral research experience. After the completion of his PhD, David sought to augment his training with a greater focus on molecular genetics, resulting in a research position under one of Australia’s leaders in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

This was followed by a 5 year post-doctoral fellowship at America’s prestigious John Hopkins University, within its Institute of Genetic Medicine. Here David worked under a world leader in Marfan syndrome and associated connective tissue disorders, developing mouse models to test new treatment strategies for Loeys-Dietz syndrome. Upon returning to Australia, David became a Research Fellow at the Queensland University of Technology, where he investigated the genetic causes of drug resistance to molecularly targeted agents in endometrial cancer. He is published in more than a dozen international, peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Role & Accountabilities

David’s extensive research experience and knowledge of Life Sciences is extremely advantageous in his role, where he is involved in drafting and prosecuting patent and trade mark applications, searching, filing, oppositions and other Intellectual Property related matters. His first-hand experience innovating within a laboratory setting also puts David in a strong position to identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunities in a client’s portfolio, thereby offering greater opportunity to comprehensively protect and enforce their Intellectual Property rights.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • PhD, University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons), University of Queensland
  • Master of Intellectual Property, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Registered Patent and Trade Marks Attorney, Australia

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