Taking your ideas further

For sole inventors and small businesses with limited resources, securing IP rights can be absolutely essential in protecting the product or technology in the early stages of a business.

Over the years we are proud to have worked with pioneering sole inventors and academic and corporate R&D teams and we have successfully supported many in their journey from entrepreneurial fledgling enterprises to established SMEs and successful international brands.

We appreciate the need to quickly understand the complex scientific or technological concepts involved in your area of innovation so that we are able to translate these into the legal terms needed to secure your IP rights. Our clients tell us that they value the depth of experience our attorneys and solicitors are able to offer them across all technical disciplines. Our attorneys marry academic know-how (frequently to PhD or post-doctoral level) with real world business experience, having worked either in industry or with in-house legal departments.

Above all our aim is to balance complex scientific issues with an understanding of IP law and the real world objectives and budget constraints of a business.

Our IP support to inventors includes

  • Evaluating ideas and carrying out invention identification meetings with individuals and/or teams
  • IP portfolio audits and strategic advice
  • Infringement (freedom to operate) and validity opinions on third party IP
  • Due diligence work for funding, stock market flotation, business or project acquisition or sale
  • Drafting and advising on IP agreements, and on non-disclosure agreements, R&D agreements, licences and assignments
  • Drafting and filing patent applications
  • Representing clients at the EPO for oppositions and appeals
  • Patent, trade mark and design clearance searches
  • Renewal services
  • The exploitation of IP rights for revenue opportunities
The practitioners demonstrate a high level of scientific expertise and are quick to understand the key features of an invention.
IAM Patent 1000
Talented patent attorneys with scientific backgrounds in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, electronics and engineering.
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You can't fault the fantastic quality of the work D Young & Co puts in. It collaborates efficiently to find the best solutions.
IAM Patent 1000
The thriving patent practice at D Young & Co is home to more than 40 attorneys and solicitors, all of whom specialise in a technological or scientific discipline.
IAM Patent 1000
They are professional and personal at the same time.
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They are very efficient and give excellent advice and support.
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Clients say: "We find them courteous, efficient and a pleasure to deal with".
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One of the very best in the market, employing some of the most impressive practitioners and involved in some of the most interesting work.
IP Stars (Managing IP)

Meet the team

Partners

Anthony Albutt
Anthony Albutt
Partner, Patent Attorney
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David Alcock
David Alcock
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Anton Baker
Anton Baker
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Rachel Bateman
Rachel Bateman
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Jana Bogatz
Jana Bogatz
Partner, Rechtsanwältin
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Alan Boyd
Alan Boyd
Partner, Patent Attorney
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William Burrell
William Burrell
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Richard Burton
Richard Burton
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
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Zöe Clyde-Watson
Zöe Clyde-Watson
Partner, Patent Attorney
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James Cornford
James Cornford
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Matthew Dick
Matthew Dick
Partner, Solicitor
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Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Charles Harding
Charles Harding
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Tamsin Holman
Tamsin Holman
Partner, Solicitor
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Catherine Keetch
Catherine Keetch
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Antony Latham
Antony Latham
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Nicholas Malden
Nicholas Malden
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Connor McConchie
Connor McConchie
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Tamara Milton
Tamara Milton
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Neil Nachshen
Neil Nachshen
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Simon O'Brien
Simon O'Brien
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Jennifer O'Farrell
Jennifer O'Farrell
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Senior Associates

Martin Bicker
Martin Bicker
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Kate Cheney
Kate Cheney
Senior Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
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Flora Cook
Flora Cook
Senior Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
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Jake Hayes
Jake Hayes
Senior Associate, Solicitor
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Sophie Slater
Sophie Slater
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Gemma Sparrow
Gemma Sparrow
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Yvonne Stone
Yvonne Stone
Senior Associate, Rechtsanwältin
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Associates

Christa Dory
Christa Dory
Associate, Rechtsanwältin
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Nigel Lee
Nigel Lee
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Olivia Oxton
Olivia Oxton
Associate, Solicitor
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Paul Price
Paul Price
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Attorneys, Rechtsanwälte & Solicitors

Jerome Luchesa Smith
Jerome Luchesa Smith
Patent Attorney
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Mathias Smolarski
Mathias Smolarski
Patent Attorney (Europe and Germany)
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Assistants

Yusuf Birader
Yusuf Birader
Technical Assistant
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Oliver Cartwright
Oliver Cartwright
Technical Assistant
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Keith Daly
Keith Daly
Technical Assistant
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Rosemary Elliot
Rosemary Elliot
Technical Assistant
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Tom Grendon
Tom Grendon
Technical Assistant
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Molly Guy-Hickson
Molly Guy-Hickson
Technical Assistant
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Sophia Karim
Sophia Karim
Legal Assistant
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James Manktelow
James Manktelow
Technical Assistant
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Sean McCann
Sean McCann
Technical Assistant
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Sophie Rann
Sophie Rann
Legal Assistant
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Florencia Wisnivesky Rocca Rivarola
Florencia Wisnivesky Rocca Rivarola
Technical Assistant
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Gemma Seabright
Gemma Seabright
Technical Assistant
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Stephen Solomon
Stephen Solomon
Technical Assistant
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Chris Weekes
Chris Weekes
Technical Assistant
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Consultants

Richard Willoughby
Richard Willoughby
Consultant, Solicitor
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IP Support

Stefanie Koroll
Stefanie Koroll
Trade Mark and Design Specialist
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Nadia Matos-Moss
Nadia Matos-Moss
Trade Mark and Design Administrator
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