Patent Attorney Southampton
Profile of Joshua Wallington

I joined the biotechnology team at D Young & Co in 2018 and have a strong technical background in biological sciences, with a particular focus on immunology.

Since joining the firm I have gained experience in various aspects of patent law including drafting, prosecution, oppositions and appeals. My work covers UK, European and foreign patent applications for a variety of clients, including multinational organisations, SMEs and academic institutions, and focuses on the fields of immunology, molecular biology, biotechnology and biochemistry.

Prior to joining the firm I completed my PhD in respiratory immunology at the University of Southampton, followed by subsequent post-doctoral research. My PhD and post-doctoral research investigated how T cells in the human lung respond to bacterial infection and identified a role for a newly-discovered subset of T cells in protecting the lungs from infection.


  • BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry, University of Southampton.
  • PhD in Immunology, University of Southampton.
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London, 2020.
  • European Patent Attorney, 2022.
  • Registered representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) 2023.
  • Chartered Patent Attorney, 2024.


  • Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).
  • European Patent Institute (epi).


  • Wallington J.C. et al. 2018. IL-12 and IL-7 synergize to control mucosal-associated invariant T-cell cytotoxic responses to bacterial infection. J Allergy Clin Immunol. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2017.08.009.
  • Singhania A., Wallington J.C. et al. 2018. Multi-tissue Transcriptomics Delineates the Diversity of Airway T Cell Functions in Asthma. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2017-0162OC.
  • Hutton A.J…Wallington J.C. et al. 2017. Human Lung Fibroblasts Present Bacterial Antigens to Autologous Lung Th Cells. J Immunol. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1600602.
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