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Connor McConchie

Partner, Patent Attorney / Southampton

Connor McConchie

Practice Areas

Patents - biotechnology, chemistry & pharmaceuticals group
Designs group 


Connor’s main area of practice concerns dealing with drafting and prosecution in the chemical field. In particular, he has experience working in the fields of polymers, small molecules, drug delivery, and inorganic binders. Additionally, a significant proportion of Connor’s work is directed to portfolio management of food technology and medical device applications. 

Prior to joining D Young and Co in 2006, Connor spent time in industry with Interbrew UK, assisting in the maintenance and development of large scale in-place-cleaning systems, as well as in the control of microbiological contaminants through the use of micro-filtration systems.

Connor became a partner in 2012.


Connor is "good at interacting with clients" and has a "great sense of the big picture" Legal 500.


BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Industrial Experience, University of Cardiff. Awarded Lions Laboratories Prize for Chemistry.
MSc in Intellectual Property, Queen Mary College, University of London. Awarded JA Kemp scholarship.
Awarded GlaxoSmithKline prize for patents.
European Patent Attorney 2009.
Chartered Patent Attorney 2009.
European Design Attorney. 


Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).
European Patent Institute (epi).

Selected Publications

“How Much Is Enough? An exploration of the interplay between scientific data and patentability”, McConchie C., Harding C., World Intellectual Property Review, November/ December 2008


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