Rebecca Douglas

Rebecca Douglas

Patent Attorney

Rebecca is a recently-qualified UK and European patent attorney. She joined the profession with Hindles as a trainee in 2017 and qualified as a UK and European patent attorney in 2021.

Rebecca has an MSci and a PhD in Physics from the University of Glasgow, her PhD having focussed on materials for advanced cryogenic gravitational wave detectors, work which earned her a Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. After completing her doctoral studies, Rebecca further developed her skills involving materials, imaging and sensing, and photonics, by carrying out research relating to the development of ultra-sensitive MEMS graviometers with the Institute for Gravitational Research and QuantIC, the UK Quantum Technology Hub in Quantum Enhanced Imaging.

Rebecca has experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications, including where prosecution has involved Opposition and Appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office. She has worked with applicants whose inventions relate to medical devices, renewable energy technologies, sensors, robotics, construction, and many other areas of technology. As well as drafting and prosecuting patent applications, Rebecca has experience carrying out IP audits and providing advice in relation to freedom-to-operate (FTO). She also has experience relating to forms of IP other than patents, with a particular focus on registered design rights.

Education

University of Glasgow, Physics (MSci)

University of Glasgow, Physics (PhD), "Aspects of hydroxide catalysis bonding of sapphire and silicon for use in future gravitational wave detectors"