- Our services
- IP strategy & management
- IP due diligence
- Electronics, Engineering & IT
- Biotechnology, Chemistry & Pharmaceuticals
- Patent litigation
- Trade marks & brands
- Dispute resolution & legal
- Domain names
- Plant variety rights
The D Young & Co patent group is structured into two main teams, providing an in-depth understanding of all technological areas of innovation.
No matter the size or nature of your business a strategic approach to protecting your ideas is essential. D Young & Co offers a comprehensive patent service, including:
- Patent drafting in all relevant jurisdictions
- Filing and prosecuting patent applications directly at the UKIPO and European Patent Office and world-wide via our network of trusted overseas agents
- Representing clients at all levels within the European Patent Office including oppositions, appeals and two recent referrals to the Enlarged Board of Appeal
- Portfolio audit and IP strategy advice
- Patent searching and watching
- Infringement and Validity Opinions
- Coordinating litigation in the UK and Internationally
- Due diligence work for funding, stock market flotation, business or project acquisition
- Supporting licence negotiations and the exploitation of IP rights for revenue opportunities
Extending our influence
Our attorneys are active in both the professions and in policy development including members of the EPO European Qualifying Examination (EQE) board and committees, Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) council, committee members and chair, and published legal writers.
An Award Winning Team
The D Young & Co patent group is ranked as a top tier firm across all the IP legal directories (Legal 500, MIP, Chambers and IAM Patent 1000).
"Its [D Young & Co's] patent prosecution practice remains the jewel in D Young's crown: 'Its overall level of service never falls below excellent. It delivers quality patents for a reasonable price and is exceptionally responsive.'" IAM Patent 1000 (2014).
"D Young & Co LLP’s ‘excellent’, 36-attorney team is appreciated for its ‘detailed preparation and minute attention to detail’..."D Young & Co LLP has 'strong acumen in defending patents', and 'deep knowledge and understanding of the science behind patented inventions'"..."[attorneys are] very reliable and have excellent legal and scientific backgrounds'." Legal 500.
[D Young & Co is "highly regarded for its work on a wide range of patent matters. Its attorneys act across all types of technology, from life sciences to electrical engineering". Chambers UK.
D Young & Co is "clearly in the premier league of patent attorneys covering biotech in the UK". Managing IP (MIP).