Rebecca graduated from Cambridge University with a Masters degree in Natural Sciences, specialising in Chemistry. Her studies covered a range of fields including organic synthesis, materials, medicinal chemistry, and polymer chemistry. Rebecca’s final-year project focused on the use of 6,6-spiroketal diols in stereoselective synthesis, which involved a combination of organic synthesis and synthetic methodology. She has also completed the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary University in London.
Rebecca joined Gill Jennings & Every in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, she worked at another leading firm of patent attorneys for the first two years of her training. Rebecca qualified as a European Patent Attorney in 2017.
Rebecca has experience across a wide variety of different technical areas, primarily within the chemical field. Rebecca has particular experience working on inventions involving new polymer materials, “clean” technology products such as electrolysers, consumer goods products such as detergents, as well as chemical aspects of medical devices and drug delivery.
Rebecca works with clients ranging from small start-ups to multinationals, and is experienced in patent drafting, global and European prosecution, and has a particular interest in opposition and appeal work. She has attended hearings at the European Patent Office and is currently gaining experience representing clients in this area. She also has experience in strategically filing third party observations at the EPO, and providing advice in relation to freedom-to-operate studies.
Rebecca takes a thorough and methodical approach to her work, and enjoys taking the time to understand her clients’ commercial goals, as well as their technology.
In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys exploring the city – and, escaping it, for travel, hiking, and surfing.