Top tier ranking for UK patent prosecution services in IPSTARS 2024

It gives us great pleasure to report that the D Young & Co patent team has been ranked as a top tier UK practice for patent prosecution services in the IPSTARS (Managing IP) 2024 global survey. Our thanks to our colleagues and contacts in the IP world who have kindly contributed their positive feedback during this year’s survey process.

IPSTARS writes

D Young & Co is one of the leading UK firms for IP filing/prosecution, office proceedings and portfolio management work. In patents, the firm is particularly respected by rivals for its technical expertise in life sciences, electronics, and engineering. The experienced European patent attorneys in the firm include Anthony Albutt, David Alcock, Jonathan Jackson, Jonathan DeVile, Simon O'Brien, Garreth Duncan and Kirk Gallagher. Albutt and Gallagher are among the patent attorneys with litigation qualification. Other notable practitioners are Robbie Berryman, Rachel Bateman, and Alan Boyd.

For trade mark protection, clients have experienced trade mark attorneys such as Gemma Kirkland and Richard Burton.

As one of the pioneers of a one-stop shop for IP services, the firm has maintained its legal practice with a team of lawyers including soft IP litigators Tamsin Holman, Matthew Dick, and Anna Reid. They are supported by a team of associates and former partners Richard Willoughby and Ian Starr, both of whom now serve as consultants.

The firm also has a team in Munich, Germany, led by European patent attorney Hanns-Juergen Grosse and soft IP lawyer Jana Bogatz.


  • "They provide clear, intelligent and strategic advice."
  • "They are friendly, reliable and prosecute cases to grant whilst allowing us to maintain a broad scope of protection.
  • "They are professional, knowledgeable and friendly."
  • "They are professional, organised and efficient. We appreciate that they listen carefully when we discuss feedback on the first draft so we are usually able to complete the filing with maximum two drafts. "


View our full rankings and IPSTARS commentary on the IPSTARS website.

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