Partner, Patent Attorney London
Profile of Anthony Albutt

I joined D Young & Co in 2006 and became partner in 2009. I lead the firm’s mechanical patent practice in London. For me, there’s nothing like working with talented scientists and engineers and representing companies at the forefront of technology.

Before joining D Young & Co, I worked in private practice in Germany and the UK. I also gained experience in the energy industry and IT consulting in both Europe and the US. This background enables me to represent clients across a variety of technologies – from telecommunications and medical devices to the oil industry and automotive/aerospace engineering.

I represent clients before the European Patent Office’s Examining and Opposition Divisions and also before the Boards of Appeal. In the UK, I act before the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office in both ex-parte and inter-partes proceedings. I am involved in contentious matters in patents and designs and I’m qualified to represent clients in the Higher Courts as a patent attorney litigator.


  • Recognised as Practitioner of the Year 2024 in the Managing IP EMEA Awards.
  • Ranked as an IPSTAR 2024.
  • Recognised as a recommended individual by IAM Patent 1000 2024.


  • MEng (first class) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Birmingham.
  • Royal Academy of Engineering Scholar.
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London.
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Litigation (with commendation), Nottingham Law School.
  • LLM Intellectual Property Litigation (with distinction), Nottingham Law School.
  • Patent Attorney Litigator.
  • European Patent Attorney.
  • Chartered Patent Attorney.
  • Registered representative before the Unified Patent Court, 2024.


  • Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).
  • European Patent Institute (epi).
  • Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
  • Licensing Executives Society (LES) Scandinavia.
IP Star 2018.
IP Stars (Managing IP)
Recommended by Legal 500 2020
Legal 500
Anthony Albutt is really good to work with – he is friendly, super smart, grasps inventions really quickly and has a good way of asking the right questions to inventors to develop the invention.
Legal 500
Highly recommended 2018.
Legal 500