Helen Springbett

Technical assistant

Trainee patent attorney

PhD, MA (Cantab)

Helen is a technical assistant in Mathys & Squire’s IT & engineering team, specialising in semiconductors. She holds a first class MA honours degree in Natural Sciences as well as a PhD in Materials Science.

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Helen specialises in all aspects of patent work in the physics, mechanical engineering and materials sciences sectors. She has particular technical 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 MSci honours 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 GSK prize for the highest mark in the patents module.

Helen is a student member of CIPA.