Helen Springbett


UK & European Patent Attorney

PhD, MA (Cantab), CPA, EPA

Helen is an Associate in Mathys & Squire’s IT & engineering team. She holds a first class master’s degree in natural sciences as well as a PhD in materials science.

Helen specialises in all aspects of patent work in the physics, mechanical engineering and materials sciences sectors, and has particular experience working on patent portfolios relating to medical informatics and devices, mechanical devices, and green technologies. She also has particular academic expertise in nanotechnology and the materials science of semiconductors and microdevices.

Helen also specialises in all aspects of design work, and has experience working on a wide range of applications from household items to graphical user interfaces.

Helen holds a first class master’s degree from the University of Cambridge in natural sciences, with a particular focus on physics and materials science. She then went on to complete a PhD at the Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride, focusing on the characterisation of quantum dots for single photon sources. During her PhD, Helen was awarded a funded fellowship to conduct collaborative research into laser spectroscopy of quantum dots at the University of Tokyo.

Helen also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary London, in which she won the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) prize for the highest mark in the patents module.

Helen is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).