David S. Surry, Ph.D.

Surry David

Dr. David Surry prepares and prosecutes patent applications and has experience in patent litigation, opinion work and due diligence investigations. David has worked in a wide variety of technical fields including pharmaceuticals, catalysts, adhesives, roofing products, tires, catalytic convertors and polymers.

Prior to his legal career David held a research fellowship from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His work focused on the development of novel metal-based catalysts with applications relating to pharmaceuticals and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). He has published over a dozen papers in peer-reviewed journals and these have garnered thousands of citations in the scientific literature. David has presented his research at international conferences and is a named inventor on a U.S. patent.


Representative Clients

  • Akros Pharma
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • GAF
  • Gilead
  • Japan Tobacco
  • Michelin
  • Novartis
  • Ortloff Engineers
  • Otsuka Pharmaceuticals



  • J.D. cum laude New York University 2014
  • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry Cambridge University 2006
  • M.Sci. Natural Sciences First Class Honors Cambridge University 2002

Bar Admissions

  • New York 2015
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2011