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01 July 2010

Two European Patent Attorneys are appointed partners at our Southampton office

We are pleased to announce that Darren Lewis and Simon O'Brien have been appointed partners, with effect from 1 July 2010.

Darren has been at D Young & Co since entering the patent profession in 2001, having previously 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.  His practice includes clients in the fields of oil exploration, telecommunication networks, medical devices, radiation detection, optical devices and medical imaging. Darren’s clients range from individuals to large corporations, but Darren primarily works with SMEs.

Simon's area of expertise encompasses both biological and chemical subject matter including the fields of molecular biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, diagnostics and pharmaceuticals. Simon represents a number of clients ranging from academic institutions to multinational corporations.  Simon advises on all aspects of patent law including patent drafting and prosecution, opposition and appeal proceedings. In particular, he handles the world wide vaccine patent portfolio for a major pharmaceutical company. He has additionally advised clients completing IP due diligence for stock market flotations. 

To view further information about our patent team please visit our patent group services page.  To view more detailed partner profiles, please visit our partner profiles section of this site.

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