Partner, Patent Attorney / Southampton
Patents - electronics, engineering & IT group
Darren has technical expertise in a wide range of physics, electronics and mechanical subject matter. His practice includes clients in the fields of mobile telecommunications, oil exploration, medical devices, embryology, radiation detection, optical devices and medical imaging. Darren's clients range from individuals to large corporations.
Darren has experience in drafting patent applications for world-wide prosecution, directing and coordinating patent prosecution in many different jurisdictions, opposition work, advising on infringement and validity issues and due diligence, as well as patent portfolio management.
Darren has been at D Young & Co since entering the patent profession in 2001 and was appointed partner in 2010. Prior to this Darren worked for ten years in academia on the design, construction and deployment of astronomical instruments, time series and image analysis techniques, spacecraft operations at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center facility, and undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
BSc in Physics with Astrophysics and PhD in Experimental Physics, University of Birmingham.
Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary College, University of London.
Chartered Patent Attorney 2005.
European Patent Attorney 2006.
European Design Attorney.
Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).
European Patent Institute (epi).
European Practice Committee of the American Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO).