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D Young & Co LLP

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David Meldrum

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D Young & Co LLP

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David’s main areas of expertise are electronic engineering and physics and his practice includes computer and networking hardware and software, gaming, medical devices, process engineering and electromechanical devices.

David heads the London office electronics group and provides patent services to a variety of clients that include European consumer and technology companies, large US corporations and UK start-ups. In particular, he deals with patent procurement and opposition/appeal matters. David also provides in-house strategic IP planning, as well as management advice, to SME clients.

David's work regularly takes him to the US and he also teaches coordinated EP/US patent drafting practice both in Europe and the US.


European patent attorney 2002; chartered patent attorney 2003; European design attorney; D Young & Co, partner 2006.

Prior to joining D Young & Co in 2001, David had professional experience in private practice in London.




Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA); European Patent Institute (epi); Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET); Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); Licensing Executives Society (LES).


University of Exeter, including research at the Institute for Navigation, University of Stuttgart, Germany (MEng (Electronic Engineering)).

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Within: PATMA: Patent attorneys

D Young & Co LLP has a team of talented patent attorneys who possess 'strong technical expertise' and the 'level of service is exceptional'. Engineering, aerospace and medical devices expert Anthony Albutt is a key figure and worked with Fokker Aerostructures on patent drafting and prosecution. Zöe Clyde-Watson regularly conducts due diligence on patent portfolios and has additional expertise in drafting and prosecution. Garreth Duncan specialises in life sciences and is notably strong in obtaining supplementary protection certificates. Pharmaceuticals and nutrition are two key areas of interest for Kirk Gallagher, who is skilled in drafting, filing and prosecution. Catherine Mallalieu assisted cell and gene therapy specialists Oxford BioMedica with patent licensing issues. Charles Harding and Jonathan Jackson both focus on contentious matters, with Harding particularly well known for EPO oppositions and appeals, and Jackson specialising in the telecoms sector. David Meldrum, Simon O’Brien and Aylsa Williams are also recommended.

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