D Young & Co techbio 2023

IP for techbio

In this guide we consider the way the techbio sector is developing and the strategies for protecting arising intellectual property (IP), which may differ from strategies used in the traditional biotechnology and technology sectors.

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This collection of articles has been authored by D Young & Co partners Robbie Berryman and Jennifer O’Farrell.

IP for techbio: patent strategies for techbio innovators

With extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications directly at the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and European Patent Office (EPO) and providing portfolio strategic advice for a broad range of clients across the physics, digital electronics, computing, biotechnology and life sciences sectors, Robbie and Jennifer are able to provide a uniquely harmonised and focused perspective to this popular topic.

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About D Young & Co

D Young & Co is a leading intellectual property law firm with offices in London, Munich and Southampton. The firm is ranked as a top tier IP firm by The Legal 500, Chambers UK, World Trade Mark Review (WTR 1000), IAM Patent 1000 and IP STARS (Managing IP).

As one of the leading European patent practices, our clients tell us that they value the depth of experience our attorneys and solicitors are able to offer them in all technical disciplines, including biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceuticals.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting international patent portfolios through to grant in worldwide jurisdictions. We regularly handle important and valuable contentious matters for both patentee and opponent and our patent practice has an enviable track record in European Patent Office opposition and Technical Board of Appeal hearings. We are active in steering legislation and policy in the UK, Germany and at the EPO, where partners are members of various influential committees.

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