Monica is a UK patent and design attorney and European patent attorney with a technical background in computational materials science. Her current patent practice bridges a range of technical fields including software technology, materials science, nanotechnology, electronic devices, fuel production and storage systems, cryptography and financial technologies.
At Keltie, Monica’s experience has included drafting and prosecuting patent applications, prior art searches, IP audits, IP due diligence, and management of international IP portfolios. She works with a wide range of clients from individual inventors and SMEs to multinational corporations, and frequently liaises directly with inventors and clients to provide guidance on IP matters. Her work spans the fields of software and materials science, and her unusually diverse technical background combined with her patent experience in these fields means that she finds particular expertise in technologies that lie at the interface between these areas.
Monica graduated from the University of Warwick in 2010 with a first class honours degree in Chemistry, specialising in her final year in molecular modelling and solid-state materials. She then went on to complete a postgraduate masters degree in Nanomaterials at Imperial College London in 2011 where her studies included battery technologies, fuel cells and nanotubes, combined with research in computational modelling and spectroscopy of thin-film oxides. She then completed an interdisciplinary PhD at Imperial College London in 2014 in computational modelling of solid-state materials for applications in renewable energy and hydrogen fuel production. Monica went on to conduct post-doctoral research in this field before joining Keltie in March 2016, and qualifying as both a UK and European patent attorney in 2021.
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