Technical Assistant London
Profile of William Hutton

My expertise lies primarily in the life science, agricultural, and pharmaceutical sectors, with a particular focus on infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, and the intersection between human and animal health.

My day to day work involves drafting, prosecution, opposition, and appeals for a broad range of clients: from academic institutions, spin-outs and start-ups to multinational corporations. I enjoy working closely with clients at the forefront of scientific advancement.

I joined D Young and Co in 2022. Prior to entering the IP profession, I completed a PhD at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, where I focussed on determining the natural drivers of antimicrobial resistance, such as phytochemicals, using a combination of biochemical and bioinformatics techniques, whilst also creating model systems that could be used to replicate animal gastrointestinal systems. During my PhD I also conducted projects at Wageningen University & Research and Università degli Studi di Siena.


  • PhD in Global Health (Natural Drivers of Antimicrobial Resistance), Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, 2022.
  • MSc in Molecular Biology of Parasites and Disease Vectors, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, 2018.
  • BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry, University of St Andrews, 2017.


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


  • Tansirichaiya S, Hutton W, Roberts AP. Functional and Sequence-Specific Screening Protocols for the Detection of Novel Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in Metagenomic DNA. Methods Mol Biol. 2023;2555:51-72. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-2795-2_4. PMID: 36306078.
  • William Hutton, Amy McLeman , Natasha Niethamer , Daire Cantillon , Claudia McKeown , Edwin Panford-Quainoo , Ellie Allman , Richard Goodman , Aaron Dowling , Lee Haines , Adam P. Roberts. Antimicrobial Resistance and One Health. International Microbiology Literacy Frameworks. Ed; Kenneth Timmis. Society for Applied Microbiology, UK.
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Talented patent attorneys with scientific backgrounds in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, electronics and engineering. Well known for representing generic pharmaceutical companies as well as innovators.