Taking your ideas further

For sole inventors and small businesses with limited resources, securing IP rights can be absolutely essential in protecting the product or technology in the early stages of a business.  

Over the years we are proud to have worked with pioneering sole inventors and academic and corporate R&D teams and we have successfully supported many in their journey from entrepreneurial fledgling enterprises to established SMEs and successful international brands. 

We appreciate the need to quickly understand the complex scientific or technological concepts involved in your area of innovation so that we are able to translate these into the legal terms needed to secure your IP rights. Our clients tell us that they value the depth of experience our attorneys and solicitors are able to offer them across all technical disciplines. Our attorneys marry academic know-how (frequently to PhD or post-doctoral level) with real world business experience, having worked either in industry or with in-house legal departments. 

Above all our aim is to balance complex scientific issues with an understanding of IP law and the real world objectives and budget constraints of a business.

Our IP support to inventors includes

  • Evaluating ideas and carrying out invention identification meetings with individuals and/or teams
  • IP portfolio audits and strategic advice
  • Infringement (freedom to operate) and validity opinions on third party IP
  • Due diligence work for funding, stock market flotation, business or project acquisition or sale
  • Drafting and advising on IP agreements, and on non-disclosure agreements, R&D agreements, licences and assignments
  • Drafting and filing patent applications
  • Representing clients at the EPO for oppositions and appeals
  • Patent, trade mark and design clearance searches
  • Renewal services
  • The exploitation of IP rights for revenue opportunities
Talented patent attorneys with scientific backgrounds in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, electronics and engineering.
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They are very efficient and give excellent advice and support.
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You can't fault the fantastic quality of the work D Young & Co puts in. It collaborates efficiently to find the best solutions.
IAM Patent 1000
Clients say: "We find them courteous, efficient and a pleasure to deal with".
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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)
The practitioners demonstrate a high level of scientific expertise and are quick to understand the key features of an invention.
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The thriving patent practice at D Young & Co is home to more than 40 attorneys and solicitors, all of whom specialise in a technological or scientific discipline.
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They are professional and personal at the same time.
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Meet the team

Partners

Anthony Albutt
Anthony Albutt
Partner, Patent Attorney
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David Alcock
David Alcock
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Zöe Clyde-Watson
Zöe Clyde-Watson
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
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Matthew Dick
Matthew Dick
Partner, Solicitor
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Uli Foerstl
Uli Foerstl
Partner, Rechtsanwalt
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Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Charles Harding
Charles Harding
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Tamsin Holman
Tamsin Holman
Partner, Solicitor
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Nicholas Malden
Nicholas Malden
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Catherine Mallalieu
Catherine Mallalieu
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Connor McConchie
Connor McConchie
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Neil Nachshen
Neil Nachshen
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Simon O'Brien
Simon O'Brien
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Aylsa Williams
Aylsa Williams
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Richard Willoughby
Richard Willoughby
Partner, Solicitor
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Senior Associates

Rachel Bateman
Rachel Bateman
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Richard Burton
Richard Burton
Senior Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
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Catherine Keetch
Catherine Keetch
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Tamara Milton
Tamara Milton
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Associates

Alan Boyd
Alan Boyd
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Flora Cook
Flora Cook
Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
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Holly Cowie
Holly Cowie
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Carolin Golling
Carolin Golling
Associate, Rechtsanwältin
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Charlotte Musgrave
Charlotte Musgrave
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Paul Price
Paul Price
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Attorneys

Anton Baker
Anton Baker
Patent Attorney
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Martin Bicker
Martin Bicker
Patent Attorney
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Sophie Blake
Sophie Blake
Patent Attorney
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Antony Latham
Antony Latham
Patent Attorney
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Wendy Oliver-Grey
Wendy Oliver-Grey
Trade Mark Attorney
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Solicitors

Alban Radivojevic
Alban Radivojevic
Solicitor
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