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Profile of Sean McCann

I joined D Young & Co as a technical assistant in 2019 after completing a masters in natural sciences (physics).

My academic background covers a wide range of areas of physics, and I have a particular interest in the boundary between physics and materials science. As part of my masters degree, I undertook a research project involving a frequency domain analysis of pulses generated by strikers on the end of a Hopkinson Bar.

Since joining D Young & Co, I have gained experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for a wide range of technologies in the UK and Europe. I am particularly involved with technologies related to image processing , telecommunications and medical devices.


  • BA(Hons) in Natural Sciences(Physics), Churchill College, University of Cambridge, 2019.
  • MSci in Natural Sciences(Physics), Churchill College, University of Cambridge, 2019.
  • European Patent Attorney, 2023.
  • Chartered Patent Attorney, 2023.


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