Consultant Southampton
Profile of Ian Harris

I became a partner at D Young & Co in 1995 and consultant in 2017. My main areas of expertise are in computer technology fields (including hardware, software and business-related inventions) and automotive and aerospace fields.

My strong computer hardware and software background comes from my degree in physics and computer science and from having worked as a Patent Examiner in the UK and European Patent Offices for over eleven years in these fields, as well as from having worked in house in the IBM UK Patent Department for five years.

I act for multinational corporations and SMEs in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications and have a successful opposition practice. 

I have a Diploma from the Institute of Linguists, and have German, French and Dutch as foreign languages.

Talented patent attorneys with scientific backgrounds in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, electronics and engineering.
The patent team at D Young & Co LLP is consistently excellent and is very customer focused.
Legal 500
The team is widely seen as one of the very best in the market, employing some of the most impressive practitioners and involved in some of the most interesting work.
IP Stars (Managing IP)