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Anthony Albutt

Partner, Patent Attorney / London

Anthony Albutt

Practice Areas

Patents - electonics, engineering & IT group
Patent litigation, arbitration & mediation group
Designs group


Anthony leads D Young & Co’s mechanical patent practice in London and acts for some of the most prominent organisations in their respective fields. His clients range from universities and technology transfer organisations (TTOs) to SMEs and multinational corporations. 

Experience in private practice in Germany and the UK coupled with industrial experience in the energy industry and in IT consulting (in both Europe and the US) has allowed Anthony to represent clients across a range of technologies extending from telecommunications and medical devices to the oil industry and engineering. 

Anthony represents clients before the European Patent Office’s Examining and Opposition Divisions and also before the Boards of Appeal. In the UK Anthony acts before the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office in both ex parte and inter partes proceedings. Contentious matters involving infringement and validity and designs are additional areas of Anthony’s work. Anthony is also qualified to represent clients in the Higher Courts as a patent attorney litigator.

A regular visitor to the US and to Asia, Anthony frequently lectures on law changes and developments in Europe.

Anthony joined D Young & Co's London office in 2006 and became a partner in 2009. 


Anthony is ranked as an IP Star for 2016 by Managing IP.

"Albutt's pragmatic counsel is informed by years of experience in IT and energy sector consulting" (IAM Patent 1000).

"With a particular focus on electronics and mechanical patents, Anthony Albutt continually wows peers with his insightful opinions and oppositions nous" (IAM Patent 1000).

Anthony "has a proven track record of guiding fledgling companies from the early stages of invention all the way through to worldwide commercialisation." (IAM Patent).

Legal 500 recommends Anthony as "concise", "commercially minded" and "very easy to deal with" noting that he "represents a variety of companies in the engineering, aerospace and medical devices sectors".


MEng in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Birmingham.
Royal Academy of Engineering Scholar.
Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary College, University of London.
Post Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Litigation (with commendation), Nottingham Law School.
LLM Intellectual Property Litigation (with distinction), Nottingham Law School. 
Patent Attorney Litigator.
European Patent Attorney 2005.
Chartered Patent Attorney 2005.
European Design Attorney. 


Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).
European Patent Institute (epi).
Associate Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
CIPA Litigation Committee.
CIPA Patent Attorney Litigator Rights Sub-Committee.
Licensing Executives Society (LES) Scandinavia.


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