Associate, Patent Attorney Southampton
Profile of Samuel Smith

I became a member of D Young & Co’s patent team in 2017, joining directly from University. I have a particular passion for my work here as it is the only profession which allows me to pursue my scientific curiosity, love of language and desire to develop a career in business at the same time.

Since joining the firm, I have gained extensive, well-rounded experience in prosecution, formalities and contentious matters, while handling a wide range of developing technologies in the life sciences sector. I particularly enjoy and specialise in EPO opposition work. The technical fields which I am most at home with are biochemistry, biotechnology and immunology; specifically, I have handled a plethora of cases pertaining to vaccines, diagnostics and animal health.


  • BSc in Biochemistry, University of Southampton.
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London.
  • Patent Attorney 2022.
  • European Patent Attorney 2022.
  • Certificate in IP litigation.
  • Registered representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC), 2023.


  • Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).
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