Technical Assistant Southampton
Profile of Tom Bell

I joined D Young & Co as a technical assistant in 2015 and I enjoy being at the forefront of both the law and innovation in the patent profession. 

I have experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for a range of clients located in the UK, Europe and worldwide, and my specialist areas of work include electronics, telecommunications, mechanical systems, image and signal processing, medical devices and audio/video standards. 

During my degree in Electronic Engineering at the University of Southampton, I worked on a research project aimed at efficiently detecting varied physical attributes of moving vehicles using their acoustic signature. I have also published a textbook with Imperial College Press.


  • MEng Electronic Engineering with Mobile and Secure Systems, University of Southampton 2015.
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London 2017.


  • Student Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).
The patent team at D Young & Co LLP is consistently excellent and is very customer focused.
Legal 500
The practitioners demonstrate a high level of scientific expertise and are quick to understand the key features of an invention.
IAM Patent 1000
The people are very impressive and have a good attitude towards client care.