Partner, Patent Attorney London
Profile of Anthony Albutt

I joined D Young & Co in 2006 and became partner in 2009. I lead the firm’s mechanical patent practice in London. For me, there’s nothing like working with talented scientists and engineers and representing companies at the forefront of technology.

Before joining D Young & Co, I worked in private practice in Germany and the UK. I also gained experience in the energy industry and IT consulting in both Europe and the US. This background enables me to represent clients across a variety of technologies – from telecommunications and medical devices to the oil industry and automotive/aerospace engineering.

I represent clients before the European Patent Office’s Examining and Opposition Divisions and also before the Boards of Appeal. In the UK, I act before the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office in both ex-parte and inter-partes proceedings. I am involved in contentious matters in patents and designs and I’m qualified to represent clients in the Higher Courts as a patent attorney litigator.


  • Recognised as Practitioner of the Year 2024 in the Managing IP EMEA Awards.
  • Ranked as an IPSTAR 2023.


  • MEng (first class) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Birmingham.
  • Royal Academy of Engineering Scholar.
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London.
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Litigation (with commendation), Nottingham Law School.
  • LLM Intellectual Property Litigation (with distinction), Nottingham Law School.
  • Patent Attorney Litigator.
  • European Patent Attorney.
  • Chartered Patent Attorney.
  • Registered representative before the Unified Patent Court, 2024.


  • Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).
  • European Patent Institute (epi).
  • Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
  • Licensing Executives Society (LES) Scandinavia.
Albutt is tremendous in the telecoms space.
IAM Patent 1000.
Anthony Albutt is really good to work with – he is friendly, super smart, grasps inventions really quickly and has a good way of asking the right questions to inventors to develop the invention.
Legal 500
Mobilising a background in engineering, Antony Albutt is a perfect choice for companies across a range of technologies, from aerospace to medical devices.
IAM Patent 1000
Recommended by Legal 500 2020
Legal 500
Managing IP IPSTAR 2020
IP Stars (Managing IP)
Anthony Albutt's expertise lies in medical devices, aerospace and - notably - engineering.
IAM Patent 1000
Engineering, aerospace and medical devices expert Anthony Albutt is a key figure.
Legal 500
Anthony Albutt is a key member of the group, and he leads the firm’s growing mechanical practice as a specialist in engineering, aerospace, and medical devices.
Legal 500
Albutt's pragmatic counsel is informed by years of experience in IT and energy sector consulting.
IAM Patent 1000
Captaining the firm’s mechanical practice, Anthony Albutt proves the set’s EPO opposition expertise is by no means limited to the life sciences.
IAM Patent 1000
IP Star 2019/20: recognising top practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year.
IP Stars (Managing IP)
Anthony Albutt is very strong in engineering; he is always helpful.
IAM Patent 1000
Anthony Albutt[‘s] contentious opposition practice continues to grow in the automotive and medical device sectors.
Legal 500
On the high-technology side, the headliners are Anthony Albutt and Jonathan Jackson.
IAM Patent 1000
On the electronics and mechanical side, Anthony Albutt has a proven track record of guiding fledgling companies from the early stages of invention all the way through to worldwide commercialisation.
IAM Patent 1000
Anthony Albutt leads the outfit’s mechanical offering with technical and legal finesse.
IAM Patent 1000
Highly recommended.
Legal 500
Anthony Albutt represents clients across multiple fields, utilising the experience he gained working in Germany to produce watertight arguments every time.
IAM Patent 1000
Anthony Albutt, who is concise, commercially minded and very easy to deal with, represents a variety of companies in the engineering, aerospace and medical devices sectors.
Legal 500