Anyone in the industry will know that the energy sector has changed and evolved dramatically from conventional hydrocarbon extraction to a diverse and extremely high-tech industry.

The industry now encompasses a broad range of technical disciplines ranging from improvements to conventional drilling and extraction to carbon capture and green technologies, amongst many others. These are often part of collaborations between organisations or through investments in start-ups and SMEs. IP plays an increasingly important role in the industry, often protecting what can be extremely large investments.

With over 40 patent attorneys, all specialising in a technological or scientific discipline, working closely with trade mark and design attorneys and IP solicitors, we are uniquely able to able to work with you to identify, protect and leverage value from your IP. Our work in this area often involves IP due diligence, patent drafting, filing and prosecution, infringement and validity opinions, freedom to operate reviews, supporting licence negotiations and coordinating multi-national litigation.

Legal expertise combined with industrial experience as consultants and in-house representatives in the energy, oil and gas industries allows us to meet the needs of a diverse client base that spans all related technologies in this sector.

Areas of technical expertise in the energy, oil and gas industries include

  • Aeronautical and automotive engineering
  • Battery technology
  • Big data analytics
  • Carbon capture
  • Clean energy and clean technology
  • Control engineering
  • Fuel additives
  • Green chemistry
  • Heating technology
  • Material science
  • Multi-fuel technology
  • Off-shore technologies
  • Power systems and energy services
  • Petrochemicals
  • Robotics
  • Seismic and electromagnetic surveying
  • Sensors and remote sensing
  • Storage and transport
  • Sub-sea technologies
  • Waste recycling
  • Well bore equipment
Its business acumen and industry knowledge of the patent attorney landscape is very impressive.
Legal 500
Venerable yet dynamic patent and trade mark firm with household-name clients in all major industrial sectors.
Chambers
The firm's expertise in electronics and software, biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceuticals is particularly well regarded.
Chambers
Talented patent attorneys with scientific backgrounds in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, electronics and engineering.
Chambers
The practitioners demonstrate a high level of scientific expertise and are quick to understand the key features of an invention.
IAM Patent 1000
Its critical evaluation of patentability is faultless and its advice on patent strategy and prosecution shows a profound level of understanding of the technology involved.
IAM Patent 1000
Highly regarded for its work on a wide range of patent matters. Its attorneys act across all types of technology, from life sciences to electrical engineering.
Chambers
Extensive knowledge.
Legal 500
Its substantial roster of attorneys enables it to cover nearly every specialism and need, including litigation.
Chambers
A deep knowledge and understanding of the science behind patented inventions.
Chambers
D Young & Co's overall level of service is excellent.  It delivers high quality work at a reasonable price, and is very responsive to its clients' needs.
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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William Burrell
William Burrell
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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Jonathan Jackson
Jonathan Jackson
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Jackie Johnson
Jackie Johnson
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
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Catherine Keetch
Catherine Keetch
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Darren Lewis
Darren Lewis
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Nicholas Malden
Nicholas Malden
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Cathrine McGowan
Cathrine McGowan
Partner, Patent Attorney
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David Meldrum
David Meldrum
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Senior Associates

Sarah Brooks
Sarah Brooks
Senior Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
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Kate Cheney
Kate Cheney
Senior Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
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Andrew Cockerell
Andrew Cockerell
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Gemma Sparrow
Gemma Sparrow
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Associates

David Al-Khalili
David Al-Khalili
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Ben Hunter
Ben Hunter
Associate, Patent Attorney
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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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Rachel Pellatt
Rachel Pellatt
Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
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Attorneys, Rechtsanwälte & Solicitors

William Smith
William Smith
Patent Attorney
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Assistants

Sophia Karim
Sophia Karim
Legal Assistant
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Consultants

Richard Willoughby
Richard Willoughby
Consultant, Solicitor
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IP Support

Mel Gregg
Mel Gregg
Trade Mark and Design Specialist
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Stefanie Koroll
Stefanie Koroll
Trade Mark and Design Specialist
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Anna Scheuermann
Anna Scheuermann
Trade Mark and Design Specialist
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