Senior Associate, Patent Attorney Southampton
Profile of Ryan Lacey

I joined D Young & Co in 2014 having completed my master’s degree in physics at the University of Southampton. I have a keen interest in computer game technologies, with VR applications being an area of particular interest, and I enjoy being able to see first-hand how the technology in this sector develops.

Since joining the patent profession I have gained experience in the drafting and prosecution of UK, European and foreign patent applications for a variety of clients.


  • MPhys Physics with Mathematics, University of Southampton, 2013.
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London.
  • European Patent Attorney 2017.
  • Patent Attorney 2019.
  • Chartered Patent Attorney 2019.
  • Certificate in IP litigation.
  • Registered representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) 2023.


  • Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).
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