Technical Assistant London
Profile of Jake Leggat

I joined the patent team at D Young & Co as a technical assistant in 2020. I have a strong technical background in physics which I enjoy applying to the commercial aspects of my role.

Before entering the IP profession I completed a Master’s degree in physics at the University of Warwick. In my final year I specialised in condensed matter and solid state physics, completing a research project investigating how the properties of diamond make it useful for present and future quantum technologies.

Since joining the firm I have gained experience in the prosecution of UK, European and foreign patent applications for a variety of clients, including multinational corporations and academic institutions. My work covers a broad range of electrical, mechanical and IT technologies.


  • MPhys (Hons) Physics, University of Warwick, 2020.
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London.


  • Student member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).
  • Student member of the European Patent Institute (epi).
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