No matter what stage you are at in the patent journey, our experienced attorneys and solicitors can guide you through this complex and technical process.

As a client, you will benefit from always working with specialist attorneys and solicitors who have either worked in industry or with in-house legal departments and so have a truly commercial perspective. As one of the leading patent practices in Europe, 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, pharmaceuticals, electronics, engineering and IT.

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 both for patentee and opponent and our patent practice has an enviable track record in European Patent Office (EPO) opposition and Technical Board of Appeal hearings. Our attorneys are active in steering legislation and policy in the UK, Germany and at the EPO, where partners are members of various influential committees.

D Young & Co has one of the most respected and largest patent teams in Europe, providing a full range of patent services, including

  • Patent drafting in all relevant jurisdictions
  • Filing and prosecuting patent applications directly at the UK Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office or with the International Bureau of WIPO
  • Worldwide prosecution is handled by our network of trusted overseas agents
  • Representing clients at all levels within the EPO, including oppositions and appeals
  • Infringement (freedom to operate) and validity opinions on third party IP
  • Litigation in the UK, Germany and coordination internationally
  • Portfolio audit and strategic advice
  • Due diligence work for funding, stock market flotation, business or project acquisition
  • Attorney guided searches conducted by specialist patent searchers
  • Renewals
  • Drafting and advising on IP agreements, and on non-disclosure agreements, R&D agreements, licences and assignments
  • The exploitation of IP rights for revenue opportunities
  • Supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) / patent term extensions

Unified Patent Court

We are also looking ahead to the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and have been closely involved in its development, such that we are intimately familiar with its framework, procedures and jurisdictional arrangements. D Young & Co will be able to offer a broad choice and availability of representation in all divisions of the UPC and our solicitors and patent attorneys are particularly well placed to assist clients in this new European patent litigation forum. Our attorneys and solicitors have a huge amount of experience of contentious patent work in the courts of Europe and the EPO and in working together to create a seamless patent dispute resolution service. We look forward to having the opportunity to represent our clients before the UPC in the full range of cases that will be adjudicated there.

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The practitioners demonstrate a high level of scientific expertise and are quick to understand the key features of an invention.
IAM Patent 1000
Opposition work before the EPO is a mainstay.
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
The patent team at D Young & Co LLP is consistently excellent and is very customer focused.
Legal 500
The firm provides excellent patent prosecution services at a reasonable cost.
IP Stars (Managing IP)
Its overall level of service never falls below excellent. It delivers quality patents for a reasonable price and is exceptionally responsive.
IAM Patent 1000
A deep knowledge and understanding of the science behind patented inventions.
Chambers
Recommended for contentious proceedings, and also has patent litigation solicitors in-house.
Chambers
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
Its business acumen and industry knowledge of the patent attorney landscape is very impressive.
Legal 500
An impressive patent practice.
IP Stars (Managing IP)
The firm's expertise in electronics and software, biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceuticals is particularly well regarded.
Chambers
D Young & Co LLP has team of talented patent attorneys who possess 'strong technical expertise' and the 'level of service is exceptional'.
Legal 500
Its squad of technically astute professionals makes light work of all prosecution matters.
IAM Patent 1000
D Young & Co is at the vanguard of the attorney market, borne out by both its superb life sciences practice and its response to changes in legislation allowing lawyers and non-lawyers to enter into partnerships together.
IAM Patent 1000
It has the perfect balance between an understanding of the law, complex scientific issues and the budget constraints of a business.
IAM Patent 1000
A strong patent drafting and portfolio management practice, often chosen by major international clients as well as prestigious universities and research institutes.
Legal 500
Its substantial roster of attorneys enables it to cover nearly every specialism and need, including litigation.
Chambers
The team are both approachable and knowledgeable, and skilled at turning our sometimes nebulous ideas into tangible intellectual property. They can be relied on to complete work to sometimes tight deadlines, and are creative at approaching sometimes difficult areas.
Legal 500
Talented patent attorneys with scientific backgrounds in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, electronics and engineering.
Chambers
With offices in London, Southampton and Munich, D Young & Co has its finger very much on the pulse of mainstream European patent prosecution.
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
[D Young & Co's] patent prosecution practice remains the jewel in D Young's crown.
IAM Patent 1000
D Young & Co’s outstanding patent department consists of two teams, both of which handle contentious and non-contentious matters for domestic and international clients.
Legal 500
The group impresses with its powerful UK and European opposition and appeal practice and complementary litigation offering.

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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Rachel Bateman
Rachel Bateman
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Robbie Berryman
Robbie Berryman
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Alan Boyd
Alan Boyd
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Zöe Clyde-Watson
Zöe Clyde-Watson
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Jonathan DeVile
Jonathan DeVile
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Kirk Gallagher
Kirk Gallagher
Partner, Patent Attorney
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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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David Horner
David Horner
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Jonathan Jackson
Jonathan Jackson
Partner, Patent 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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Connor McConchie
Connor McConchie
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Cathrine McGowan
Cathrine McGowan
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Tamara Milton
Tamara Milton
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Bénédicte Moulin
Bénédicte Moulin
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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Anna Reid
Anna Reid
Partner, Solicitor
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James Turner
James Turner
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Kit Wong
Kit Wong
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Senior Associates

Anton Baker
Anton Baker
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Martin Bicker
Martin Bicker
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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William Burrell
William Burrell
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Matthew Caines
Matthew Caines
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Holly Cowie
Holly Cowie
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Jake Hayes
Jake Hayes
Senior Associate, Solicitor
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Antony Latham
Antony Latham
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Tom Pagdin
Tom Pagdin
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Patrick Scott
Patrick Scott
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Sophie Slater
Sophie Slater
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Yvonne Stone
Yvonne Stone
Senior Associate, Rechtsanwältin
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Associates

Andrew Cockerell
Andrew Cockerell
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Emma Hamilton
Emma Hamilton
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Laura Jennings
Laura Jennings
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Robert Kelly
Robert Kelly
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Ryan Lacey
Ryan Lacey
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Nigel Lee
Nigel Lee
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Paul Price
Paul Price
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Arun Roy
Arun Roy
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Alice Stuart-Grumbar
Alice Stuart-Grumbar
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Stephanie Wroe
Stephanie Wroe
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Attorneys

David Al-Khalili
David Al-Khalili
Patent Attorney
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Joseph Flood
Joseph Flood
Patent Attorney
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Ben Hunter
Ben Hunter
Patent Attorney
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Samuel Keyes
Samuel Keyes
Patent Attorney
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Rebecca Price
Rebecca Price
Patent Attorney
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Nathaniel Wand
Nathaniel Wand
Patent Attorney
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Toby Willis
Toby Willis
Patent Attorney
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Assistants

Mason Birch
Mason Birch
Technical Assistant
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Victoria Boothman
Victoria Boothman
Technical Assistant
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John Cameron
John Cameron
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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Henry Davies
Henry Davies
Technical Assistant
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Khalil Davis
Khalil Davis
Technical Assistant
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Rosemary Elliot
Rosemary Elliot
Technical Assistant
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Matthew Gallon
Matthew Gallon
Technical Assistant
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Leon Harrington
Leon Harrington
Technical Assistant
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Jake Leggat
Jake Leggat
Technical Assistant
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Sean McCann
Sean McCann
Technical Assistant
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Megan Moruzzi
Megan Moruzzi
Technical Assistant
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William Powell
William Powell
Technical Assistant
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Rhys Pryce
Rhys Pryce
Technical Assistant
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Michael Reynolds
Michael Reynolds
Technical Assistant
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Florencia Wisnivesky Rocca Rivarola
Florencia Wisnivesky Rocca Rivarola
Technical Assistant
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Simon Schofield
Simon Schofield
Technical Assistant
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Gemma Seabright
Gemma Seabright
Technical Assistant
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Miranda Simmons
Miranda Simmons
Technical Assistant
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William Smith
William Smith
Technical Assistant
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Samuel Smith
Samuel Smith
Technical Assistant
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Stephen Solomon
Stephen Solomon
Technical Assistant
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Jessica Steven-Fountain
Jessica Steven-Fountain
Technical Assistant
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Nathan Turnbull
Nathan Turnbull
Technical Assistant
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Harry Ventress
Harry Ventress
Technical Assistant
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Joshua Wallington
Joshua Wallington
Technical Assistant
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Consultants

Ian Starr
Ian Starr
Consultant, Solicitor
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Richard Willoughby
Richard Willoughby
Consultant, Solicitor
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IP Support

Hazel Barton
Hazel Barton
Information Specialist
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Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson
Head of IP Support Services
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Claire Middleton
Claire Middleton
IP Support Services Manager
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Angela Mottershead
Angela Mottershead
IP Practices Manager
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