Technical Assistant London
Profile of William Smith

I joined the patent team at D Young & Co as a technical assistant in 2019. I have a strong technical background in physics and a keen interest in business, both of which I enjoy applying in my role.

Before joining D Young & Co, I completed a Master’s degree in physics and particle physics at the University of Southampton, where I was awarded the School of Physics and Astronomy prizes for best performance and best Master’s project. My final year was spent working at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, which gave me exposure to cutting-edge physics, engineering and computing techniques.

Since joining the firm, I have gained experience in the prosecution of UK and European patent applications for a variety of international clients across a broad range of electrical and mechanical technologies.


  • MPhys in Physics and Particle Physics, University of Southampton.


  • Student Member of the Charted Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).
  • European Patent Institute (epi).
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