My name is Debra Smith. I’m a qualified British and European Patent Attorney, with over 15 years experience working in industries ranging from defence to consumer packaging. From attack helicopters to aerosols, missiles to mascara brushes and software to syringes, I’ve helped to patent, license, defend and oppose a broad and eclectic range of technologies and innovations, everywhere from Britain and Europe through to Asia and the Middle East.
I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, University of London and worked for a number of years as a mechanical engineer, both within the research labs of one of Britain’s largest engineering firms and out in the field for an engineering consultancy in the water industry. Finally, I joined the UK Ministry of Defence where I gained my post graduate qualifications in Intellectual Property law. My previous experience in engineering has given me a practical and down-to-earth approach that I have carried through to my subsequent career as a Patent Attorney.
I am experienced in filing all applications for patents and registered designs on-line, with UK, European and International Authorities, which means that I can provide official confirmation of filings in real time. Also, cases are entered into the electronic systems of official bodies with minimum delay, allowing the progress of your cases to be monitored on-line (securely) at anytime.
Alongside working as a Patent Attorney I’ve also been a long term tutor helping candidates pass the European Qualifying Examinations (for Patents). I have also been involved with promoting accessibility and inclusion within the IP profession in the UK.
Mayfin IP Ltd is now part of a larger grouping of Intellectual Property specialists and provides consultancy services to IK-IP, whose website can be found at: https://ik-ip.com