We are able to draw upon many years of collective practical experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications to help shape creative litigation strategies before the European Patent Office and Unified Patent Court.

The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is a court of law and parties must be represented by an authorised lawyer or qualified attorney. Our German and UK-based European patent attorneys are appropriately qualified to handle litigation matters directly before the UPC - individually, or as part of cross-disciplinary and cross-border teams.

Technical expertise

All of our European patent attorneys have at least a first degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subject with many having higher degrees, including doctorates, in their fields of practice. United in our passion for science, technology and innovation, we offer our clients considerable flexibility when handling complex cases before the Unified Patent Court.

Written and oral advocacy

At D Young & Co, our EPO oppositions and appeals practice has, for many years, enjoyed a place at the forefront of the European patent profession. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver a first-class service to clients in contentious proceedings, leaving no stone unturned in pursuit of our client’s best interests. We are highly skilled written advocates and our enviable track record in the conduct of oral proceedings makes us a formidable litigation partner. We regularly receive repeat instructions from clients to handle their most commercially significant contentious cases.

Our rights of audience before the UPC enable us to provide the following services:

  • Direct client representation in infringement and revocation proceedings before the UPC
  • Advice concerning patent infringement and validity
  • Coordinating EPO opposition and appeal proceedings in parallel with patent actions before the UPC
  • Strategic advice relating to multi-jurisdictional patent litigation

Guide to the Unified Patent Court (UPC)

Read our detailed guide to the UPC, including legal sources, jurisdiction, the opt-out, provisional application period, transitional period, UPC structure, where to start a case, transfer of actions between divisions and miscellaneous rules on choice of forum, languages, representation, judges, overview of proceedings, remedies, court fees and cost recovery, and relationship with opposition.

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Meet the team

Partners

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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Robbie Berryman
Robbie Berryman
Partner, Patent Attorney
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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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Matthew Caines
Matthew Caines
Partner, Patent 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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Jonathan DeVile
Jonathan DeVile
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Garreth Duncan
Garreth Duncan
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Doug Ealey
Doug Ealey
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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David Horner
David Horner
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Jonathan Jackson
Jonathan Jackson
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Lawrence King
Lawrence King
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Antony Latham
Antony Latham
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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David Meldrum
David Meldrum
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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Tom Pagdin
Tom Pagdin
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Senior Associates

Martin Bicker
Martin Bicker
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Peter Byrd
Peter Byrd
Senior Associate, Solicitor
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Andrew Cockerell
Andrew Cockerell
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Robert Kelly
Robert Kelly
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Ryan Lacey
Ryan Lacey
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Arun Roy
Arun Roy
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Gemma Sparrow
Gemma Sparrow
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Alice Stuart-Grumbar
Alice Stuart-Grumbar
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
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Associates

David Al-Khalili
David Al-Khalili
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Emma Hamilton
Emma Hamilton
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Ben Hunter
Ben Hunter
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Samuel Keyes
Samuel Keyes
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Mathias Smolarski
Mathias Smolarski
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Nathaniel Wand
Nathaniel Wand
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Toby Willis
Toby Willis
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Stephanie Wroe
Stephanie Wroe
Associate, Patent Attorney
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Attorneys, Rechtsanwälte & Solicitors

Oliver Cartwright
Oliver Cartwright
Patent Attorney
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Keith Daly
Keith Daly
Patent Attorney
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Khalil Davis
Khalil Davis
Patent Attorney
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William Powell
William Powell
Patent Attorney
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William Powell
William Powell
Patent Attorney
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Simon Schofield
Simon Schofield
Patent Attorney
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Samuel Smith
Samuel Smith
Patent Attorney
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Harry Ventress
Harry Ventress
Patent Attorney
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Assistants

Matthew Gallon
Matthew Gallon
Technical Assistant
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Michael Reynolds
Michael Reynolds
Technical Assistant
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Joshua Wallington
Joshua Wallington
Technical Assistant
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