To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day (23/6/2020), we are featuring some of our female patent attorneys working in this field.
Emily has a PhD and MEng in mechanical engineering and worked in industry as an engineer before becoming a patent attorney. She works to protect mechanical and related inventions in a wide range of fields including hydraulic systems, aerospace, renewable energy, waste management and additive manufacturing and loves seeing the clever and elegant solutions developed by the engineers she works with. Unfortunately, having been a patent attorney for nearly 10 years, she has yet to draft a patent application for a female inventor.
Emily Teesdale has an Aeronautical Engineering degree; choosing that subject as she loved science and maths at school and found aircraft fascinating. She now applies her knowledge and background in helping clients in the mechanical engineering sector (specifically aerospace, defence and oil and gas) to protect their innovations.
Natasha chose to study Natural Sciences as an undergraduate, because she really enjoyed all of the science subjects at school, and struggled to decide which one she wanted to pursue. She later completed a PhD in Physics, but has found having a broad science background really useful as part of Abel + Imray’s Physics/Engineering/IT Team. She now works with clients to protect inventions in many different technical fields, including material science and engineering, oil and gas, and defence-related technology, and really enjoys the variety this bring to her day-to-day work.
Peri has loved physics and astronomy from a young age, being inspired by her dad’s passion and enthusiasm for astronomy. After having a motivating and encouraging physics teacher during her A-levels, she continued to study physics at University and completed her PhD in the application of physics with medical diagnostics. She now applies her knowledge and background to help clients in the physics and engineering sector to protect their innovations.
Sarah always wanted to understand more about the world, and as a teenager enjoyed reading popular science books like A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking - she studied physics and maths at university, then specialised with a masters degree in nuclear reactor engineering/physics as she was interested in low-carbon energy technologies. Sarah is proud to have worked as an engineer in the nuclear industry, and is excited to see how nuclear and renewable energy technologies develop, in the push towards Net Zero, 2050. Her work as a patent attorney now spans multiple industries, including for example defence and security, and telecommunications work - protecting the latest technical innovations.
Alice has always enjoyed science, particularly biochemistry and molecular biology, and is inspired by the potential of innovations in these areas to transform lives. Her work as a patent attorney allows her to support clients who are working at the cutting edge in life sciences to develop and bring important new inventions to market.