Senior Associate, Patent Attorney London
Profile of Robert Kelly

I joined D Young & Co in 2018 and have a strong background in physics and mechanics. I enjoy assisting clients in building a strong IP portfolio tailored to their requirements.

Prior to entering the IP profession, I completed a PhD at the University of Warwick using solid-state NMR to investigate biological structures. I worked for 3 years at another leading IP firm before joining D Young & Co and specialise in mechanical devices, automotive and aerospace technologies and electronics. I have worked for a range of clients ranging from SMEs to multinationals.

I have experience in patent drafting and prosecution in the UK, Europe and internationally as well as portfolio analysis.


  • MPhys, University of Warwick 2011.
  • PhD, University of Warwick 2014.
  • European Patent Attorney 2019.
  • Patent Attorney 2019.
  • Certificate in IP litigation.
  • Registered representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) 2023.


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


  • “Hydrogen Bonding in Alzheimer’s Amyloid-β Fibrils Probed by 15N{17O} REAPDOR Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 10289-10292
  • “A Hexameric Peptide Barrel as Building Block of Amyloid-β Protofibrils” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 12756-12760
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