Senior Associate, Patent Attorney London
Profile of Gemma Sparrow

I joined D Young & Co in 2021 and specialise in physics and software-based inventions. I find this diverse technology area extremely rewarding to work in and particularly enjoy analysing inventions to understand the essential elements they bring to the table.

Before joining the firm, I gained professional experience in private practice and law firm environments in London. My practice includes drafting, prosecution, opposition, appeal, and freedom-to-operate and validity work. I also assist clients with invention harvesting, patentability advice and filing strategies, and I have expertise in dealing with software inventions at the boundary of patentability.

I have experience in a range of technology areas including user interface technology, text prediction, artificial intelligence, and image processing, as well as medical devices, telecommunications, and satellites.


  • MPhysPhil (Physics & Philosophy), University of Oxford.
  • Chartered Patent Attorney 2013.
  • European Patent Attorney 2013.
  • Certificate in IP Litigation 2015.
  • Registered representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) 2023.


  • Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).
  • European Patent Institute (epi).
  • Institute of Physics (IOP).
The patent team at D Young & Co LLP is consistently excellent and is very customer focused.
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