Richard Young

Richard Young

Patent and Trade Mark Representative

E: richard.young@franksco.com T:+44 (0)1604 632 436

Qualifications
2013: Master of Chemistry (MChem) Chemistry, University of Leicester
2014: Master of Science (MSc) Physical Sciences of Imaging in the Biomedical Sciences
2018: PhD - Multimodal nano-theranostic systems targeting tumour biomarkers, University of Birmingham
2018: Post Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property, Bournemouth University

Technical
Richard read Chemistry at the University of Leicester which included topics in organic and inorganic synthesis, drug design, thermodynamics, physical biology and imaging modalities. These scientific underpinnings were then furthered when Richard completed his integrated MSc degree at the University of Birmingham as part of his PhD studies with the Physical Sciences of Imaging in the Biomedical Sciences (PSIBS) Doctoral Training Centre.

Richard’s PhD focussed on the development of alternative cancer therapies, but specifically, the utilisation of gold nanoparticles and folate receptor overexpression to deliver novel theranostic anticancer agents. Key focusses of the project were on drug delivery and cellular imaging.

Professional
Richard has broad experience in patent law, including; drafting, prosecution, oppositions and validity opinions for inventions across a broad range of technical fields, including chemical, biochemical and mechanical engineering related disciplines.

Richard manages a broad portfolio of clients, from large national organisations to SME's. Richard provides a bespoke service to clients, tailoring his Intellectual Property advice according to the commercial requirements and objectives of the individual client.

Hobbies
Richard enjoys kayaking, visiting Italy and home renovations.

Affiliations
• Student member of CIPA (Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys)
• Student member of CITMA (Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys)