Hindles is pleased to welcome Rebecca Douglas to the team as a Trainee Patent Attorney. Rebecca has an MSci and PhD in physics from the University of Glasgow, where she was also a member of the Institute for Gravitational Research and involved in the development and characterisation of materials for advanced, cryogenic future gravitational wave detectors. Additionally, she was a member of the LSC (LIGO Scientific Collaboration) and, as such, had a small part in the first detection of gravitational waves and holds a Breakthrough Prize for Fundamental Physics and Physics World Breakthrough of the Year Prize. Following her PhD she began work on ultra-sensitive MEMS-based gravimeters within QuantIC and spent a year developing designs for increased stability and reliability of these, as well as working on a practical demonstrator for the devices.
Rebecca is passionate about science outreach and communication. She comments: “Training as a patent attorney appealed as I wanted to apply my PhD in a practical setting and was interested in the intersection of technology, commerce and law that I don’t think you find anywhere else besides in an IP career. I’m looking forward to working with entrepreneurs to help them get the most out of their inventions.”
We’re delighted she has joined our fast-growing team and are looking forward to supporting her in training as a UK and European patent attorney.