Partner, Patent Attorney Southampton
Profile of Doug Ealey

I joined D Young & Co in 2005 and became a partner in 2013. My background is in engineering, and I enjoy the creativity involved in the inception and prosecution of inventions. I’m also passionate about teaching, both within D Young & Co and across the profession.

Before I became a patent attorney, I was a research engineer for the Defence Research Agency (now QinetiQ) from 1992 to 1995. After completing my PhD, I continued in a research engineer role for Motorola Labs, where my work on distributed speech recognition was incorporated into the 3G standard. Since then, I’ve also managed in-house portfolios for Motorola UK Ltd.

My main areas of expertise are now in computer technology, consumer electronics, camera, display and VR technologies and mobile telephony – building on diverse experience gained both in private practice and industry – drafting and obtaining patent applications worldwide. My private practice clients have included major consumer electronics companies, as well as research groups and start-ups. I also have a keen interest in wearables, 3D printing and IoT applications.

Qualifications

  • BSc in Acoustic Engineering, University of Southampton 1992.
  • PhD thesis in Neural Network Architecture, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton 1999.
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London.
  • European Patent Attorney 2008.
  • Chartered Patent Attorney 2007.
  • European Design Attorney.

Memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).
  • European Patent Institute (epi).
  • Society for Computers and Law (SCL).

Publications

A dynamic partnership and talented people.
IP Stars (Managing IP)
The patent team at D Young & Co LLP is consistently excellent and is very customer focused.
Legal 500
The practitioners demonstrate a high level of scientific expertise and are quick to understand the key features of an invention.
IAM Patent 1000
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