I joined D Young & Co in 2011, having completed an MPhys Degree in Physics with Mathematics at the University of Southampton. I very much enjoy my job as a technical assistant. In particular, I enjoy interacting with inventors and the technical challenge of learning about a new invention and what makes it special.
My work involves the drafting and prosecution of UK, European and foreign patent applications for a wide range of technologies. These technologies include image processing, broadcasting, audio/video standards, mobile telecommunications and financial transaction systems. I work with a wide variety of clients, ranging from multinational companies to individual inventors and start-ups.
My experience includes the presenting of cases at Oral Proceedings before the Examining Division, Opposition Division and Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO). I also have lots of experience in drafting new patent applications. I pride myself in being able to listen attentively to clients’ needs to draft good quality patent applications and, therefore, provide the best possible scope of protection for our clients’ products.
I also have experience of working within an in-house patents team, having completed a secondment working in the patents department of one of D Young & Co’s clients. This experience allowed me to develop a greater understanding of what our clients need from their intellectual property advisors. I feel that this has made me better at appreciating the process of protecting IP rights from a client’s perspective and has allowed me to have greater knowledge about how to best serve our clients’ needs.
- MPhys Physics with Mathematics, University of Southampton 2011.
- Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London 2013.
- Certificate in IP litigation.
- European Patent Attorney 2015.
- Student member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).
- European Patent Institute (epi).