Harriet joined the patent profession in 2013 following her undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. She spent over eight years at another patent firm, qualifying as a European patent attorney in 2018 and as a UK patent attorney in 2020.
Harriet’s work has covered the full life cycle of patents, from discussing new ideas with inventors through to challenging and defending patents post-grant, primarily at the EPO but also at the UKIPO. She has a particular focus on EPO oppositions and appeals and has advised clients on both defending and opposing patents, including representing multiple parties at oral proceedings.
With her materials science background Harriet covers a broad range of technologies in her patents work. Past work has covered technologies including construction materials, industrial processes, FMCG, polymers, semiconductors, minerals and metallurgy, general chemistry and pharmaceutical formulations.
During her degree Harriet focused on materials science and took additional courses in chemistry and biology; She also completed two research internships at the ETHZ in Switzerland.
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