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Kit Wong

Partner, Patent Attorney / London

kyw@dyoung.com

Kit Wong

Practice Area

Patents - biotechnology, chemistry & pharmaceuticals group

Experience

Kit has had experience in private practice since 1997, having handled portfolios for a large number of clients in the chemical field, in diverse areas such as upstream and downstream petrochemical processing, polymer chemistry, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, hair dyes and other consumer products, chemical processing, chemical synthesis and catalyst chemistry. In the pharmaceutical field, Kit has had extensive experience in working directly with small generics, as well as large innovator companies. 

Kit has a broad academic background in chemistry, with a particular interest in organic chemistry. Kit’s PhD research in the field of pharmaceutical/medicinal chemistry has provided a strong background upon which Kit’s main practice areas at D Young & Co have developed. In particular, Kit’s portfolio includes drafting, prosecution, EPO oppositions and appeals, and advising on infringement and validity, primarily in the pharmaceutical industry. Kit has also had experience in UK High Court litigation proceedings. 

Kit joined D Young & Co in 2004, and became a partner in 2008. Kit travels regularly to Israel and has been a regular speaker at the Management Forum Patent Summer School course. Kit is a Cantonese speaker. 

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) in Chemistry, King’s College, University of London.
PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Design and Synthesis of Novel 5-HT1A Receptor Agents), University College London.
Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary College, University of London.
European Patent Attorney 2002.
Chartered Patent Attorney 2002.
European Design Attorney.

Memberships

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

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