New partner joins litigation and patent practices

D Young & Co bolsters litigation and patent practices with new partner Antony Craggs.

We are pleased to announce that Antony Craggs has joined D Young & Co LLP as a partner. Antony joins from Gowling WLG.

Antony is a solicitor advocate specialising in patent ligitation in electronics, advanced engineering and medical devices field. He has extensive experience in managing large multi-jurisdictional disputes, including before all courts in the UK, as well as Germany, France and the US and before the European Patent Office. This cross-border experience aligns closely with D Young & Co's growing international client base, and in particular, the drive into mainland Europe, with the launch of our Munich office earlier this year.

Antony's arrival will further boost D Young & Co's patent litigation offering, working closely with our dispute resolution and legal partners Tamsin Holman, Richard Willoughby and Ian Starr. He will also work together with members of the firm's patent, design and trade mark teams, to provide specialist IP services of patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys and solicitors in a single entity. This combined service offering, covering life sciences, electronics, telecommunications and mechanical sectors has been extremely successful and has led to increasing client demand for specialist IP advice under one roof.

Antony is highly regarded in the legal directories and was recently nominated as a "Rising Star" for patents by the Legal Media Group in 2016. Antony was the lead solicitor in the high profile patent infringement dispute between Virgin Atlantic Airways and Zodiac Aerospace, successfully overturning 100 years of patent law before the Supreme Court.

One client recently commented:

Your [Antony's] hard work and expertise in transforming [the case] is truly remarkable. Your commentary and advice on the issues and drafting was also superb.

Neil Nachshen, D Young & Co Chair, said:

These are exciting times for D Young & Co as the firm is on an upward growth trajectory. Antony's arrival is well timed and his enthusiasm combined with his experience will be a perfect fit within the partnership team. We are glad to have him on board.

About the D Young & Co dispute resolution & legal group

D Young & Co's solicitors have extensive experience in all forms of IP dispute resolution including litigation, mediation and arbitration. We have acted in high-stakes cases relating to all technical areas. In addition to conducting litigation in the UK, we have extensive experience in coordinating and supporting multi-country disputes involving courts across Europe, Asia and the US. We also provide non-contentious IP services, including licensing agreements and other transactional advice:

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D Young & Co is a leading intellectual property law firm with offices in London, Munich and Southampton. Clients are diverse and international, including academic institutions, blue-chip and global organisations, research institutes, start-up companies and SMEs, and spanning all industry sectors and technologies. The firm is ranked as a top tier IP firm by The Legal 500, Chambers UK, World Trade Mark Review (WTR 1000), IAM Patent 1000 and Managing The firm's solicitors are highlighted by Super Lawyers as IP Super Lawyers in the UK.