Alan Boyd

Alan Boyd is a partner at D Young & Co. Before he joined the patent law profession, he was a software engineer researcher and research assistant. Alan’s main areas of expertise include computer architectures, embedded systems, digital electronics, telecommunications and networks. He is a member of D Young & Co’s electronics, engineering & IT team, and has a great deal of experience in drafting and prosecuting patents for a range of clients. He is also an examiner for the legal paper in the European Qualifying Exams.

  • Next: 15-16 Dec 2022 Live online

US Patent Practice

Live online
Focused

What all European patent attorneys need to know - an intensive and highly interactive two-day seminar including discussions on US patent law and strategies and tactics for patent prosecution at the US Patent Office

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Dr Alan Boyd
  • Next: 22-23 Mar 2023 Live online
  • Also: 15 Jun 2023 Classroom
  • Also: 14-15 Sep 2023 Live online
  • Also: 7 Dec 2023 Classroom

Patent Protection for Software-Related Inventions in Europe and the USA

Live online, Classroom
Focused

An intensive update on patent protection for software-related inventions covering all the major developments in European patent law in particular GUI inventions and 'mixed' inventions with both patentable and non-patentable subject matter.

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Dr Alan Boyd