Technical Assistant Southampton
Profile of Tim Higgs

I joined the patent team at D Young & Co as a technical assistant in 2019, having previously worked as an intellectual property consultant.

Before joining D Young & Co, I worked as an Intellectual Property consultant working closely with in-house IP teams in a broad range of companies and technology sectors, on projects directed to IP activities such as commercialisation, acquisition, searches, and portfolio optimisation etc.

Prior to this I completed my PhD in Astrophysics at the University of Portsmouth. My doctoral research was directed to studying optical and near-infrared properties of the most massive galaxies in the universe when the universe was half its current age.


  • MSci Physics with Astrophysics, University of Bristol, 2010.
  • PhD Astrophysics, University of Portsmouth, 2014.


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