IP STARS rising stars: best-performing attorneys 2018/19

We are delighted to report that Senior Associates Rachel Bateman, Alan Boyd and Antony Latham have been highlighted as best-performing patent attorneys in IP STARS’ newly published Rising Stars 2018/19.


Managing Intellectual Property’s IP STARS is a specialist guide to IP firms and practitioners who have the appropriate expertise and high quality service levels to be ranked in the guide. D Young & Co is ranked top tier for our patent and trade mark services, and our partners feature in IP STARS 2018 as leading individuals in the IP profession. The new ‘Rising Stars’ feature to the guide acknowledges non-partners who have contributed to the success of their firm and clients in recent years.

Rachel Bateman

Rachel covers a wide range of chemical subject-matter and her day-to-day work includes drafting patent applications, coordinating multi-territory prosecution, handling EPO opposition and appeal cases, as well as preparing freedom-to-operate opinions for pharma generics or innovators. She has experience arguing before the EPO Opposition Divisions and Appeal Boards and has been involved in several important cases in the areas of fuel additives, food technology and pharmaceuticals. Rachel is a key member of D Young & Co’s unitary patent and Unified Patent Court team and has a keen interest in the developments of this new more.

Alan Boyd

Alan has a great deal of experience in drafting and prosecuting patents for a range of clients and has expertise in computer architectures, software, embedded systems, digital electronics, telecommunications and networks. Alan has authored several papers on embedded systems in the field of wireless sensor networks and has presented his research at national and international conferences. He is also an examiner for the legal paper in the European Qualifying Exams, the professional European exams for patent more.

Antony Latham

Antony has a wide range of technical expertise in the fields of pharmacology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology and organic chemistry. He advises a range of clients on the drafting, prosecution, opposition and defence of patents. In particular, he has successfully represented a number of companies in contentious proceedings before the European Patent Office. Antony has published a number of papers in peer-reviewed journals and has presented his research at international more.

Our congratulations to Rachel, Alan and Antony and our thanks to colleagues and clients for their positive feedback to the legal directory researchers.


Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars is a specialist guide to IP firms in over 80 jurisdictions.

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