Senior Associate, Patent Attorney Southampton
Profile of Cathrine McGowan

I’ve been with D Young & Co since 2001 and was made a senior associate in 2015. I enjoy being able to work in a diverse selection of technological fields and with experienced and dedicated colleagues.

Before joining the firm in 2001, I gained several years’ experience in a London-based private practice. There, I focused on patent, design and trademark work for a diverse range of clients. My main areas of expertise are in the technical fields of physics, mechanics and electronics. I’m particularly experienced with cases involving optical fibres, medical devices and software, image processing, sensors, telecommunications and packaging.

I represent multinationals, SMEs and academic institutions in a number of areas. These include the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, assignment recordal, and the preparation of opinions on the validity and infringement of patents and applications. 

Qualifications

  • BSc in Laser Physics and Optoelectronics, University of St Andrews 1993.
  • Neil Arnott Prize for Physics, University of St Andrews.
  • MSc in Medical Physics, University of Aberdeen 1994.
  • PhD “Femtosecond optical parametric oscillators for the mid-infrared”, University of St Andrews 1997.
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London 1999.
  • Michael Jones Prize for UK qualifying examinations 2000.
  • Chartered Patent Attorney 2001.
  • European Patent Attorney 2002.
  • European Design Attorney.

Memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).
  • European Patent Institute (epi).
  • Institute of Physics (IOP).
The practitioners demonstrate a high level of scientific expertise and are quick to understand the key features of an invention.
IAM Patent 1000
The people are very impressive and have a good attitude towards client care.
Chambers
Talented patent attorneys with scientific backgrounds in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, electronics and engineering.
Chambers
speechticktitle-abouttitle-careerstitle-clientstitle-contact-ustitle-hometitle-knowledge-banktitle-knowledge-banktitle-news-eventstitle-sectorstitle-servicestitle-team