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D Young & Co LLP

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London, Munich, Southampton

Anthony Albutt

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D Young & Co LLP

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Experience in private practice in Germany and the UK coupled with industrial experience in the energy industry and in IT consulting (in both Europe and the US), has allowed Anthony to represent clients across a range of technologies extending from telecommunications and medical devices to the oil industry and automotive/aerospace engineering. He leads D Young & Co’s mechanical practice in London and acts for some of the most prominent organisations in their respective fields. 

Anthony represents clients before the European Patent Office’s Examining and Opposition Divisions and also before the Boards of Appeal. In the UK, he acts before the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office in both ex-parte and inter-partes proceedings. Anthony is also qualified to represent clients in the Higher Courts as a patent attorney litigator.

A regular visitor to the US and to Asia, Anthony frequently lectures on law changes and developments in Europe.


European Patent Attorney 2005, Chartered Patent Attorney 2005. Joined D Young & Co 2006, partner 2009.


Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA); European Patent Institute (epi); associate member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE); Licensing Executives Society (LES) Scandinavia.


University of Birmingham (MEng in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering); Royal Academy of Engineering Scholar; Queen Mary College, University of London (Certificate in Intellectual Property Law); Nottingham Law School (post-graduate certificate in intellectual property litigation (with commendation) and LLM (in IP litigation).

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Within: PATMA: Patent attorneys

D Young & Co LLP demonstrates broad sectorial strength, ranging from the telecoms, manufacturing and electronics sectors to the aerospace, biotechnology and especially the pharmaceutical sectors as key case generators. In addition to a strong patent drafting and portfolio management practice, often chosen by major international clients as well as prestigious universities and research institutes, the group impresses with its powerful UK and European opposition and appeal practice and complementary litigation offering. The team is also well versed in due diligence instructions, often acting for investment funds and venture capital players. Anthony Albutt and Kirk Gallagher direct the practice. In Southampton, physics and electronics specialist Nicholas Malden, electronic technology expert Jonathan Jackson and chemical and pharmaceutical professional Garreth Duncan are key contacts. Neil Nachshen, who focuses on biochemistry and pharmacology, is also noted. Rachel Bateman, Tamara Milton and Southampton's Alan Boyd and Cathrine McGowan made partner. Rooted in London and Southampton, the firm is continuing the expansion of its Munich office. Unless otherwise stated, all practitioners are based in London.

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