Our talented team of professional staff:
BEng, UK Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, European Trade Mark Attorney.
"I have worked with Helga on numerous patent projects over the past several years. She is very knowledgeable and I enjoy our interactions. I highly recommend her services in the IP area."
Core expertise: aerospace, construction materials, mechanical engineering, trade marks
Helga founded Chapman Molony following many years experience as a Patent Attorney in private practice and as IP Counsel at Rolls-Royce Aerospace. Helga’s speciality is in providing business focused IP services including due diligence, competitor analysis and IP infringement advice. Helga’s technical expertise in prosecuting and advising on patents spans a broad range of technologies, including aerospace, construction materials, and mechanical and general engineering. Her clients cover a wide spectrum and include one of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction materials. She is also experienced at representing clients in hearings at the European Patent Office.
Helga is one of our trade marks specialists and advises on all aspects of trade mark rights. She is also experienced in carrying out IP due diligence for investors and IP strategy development.
She graduated from Leeds University with a Mechanical Engineering Degree and entered the profession in 1991.
BEng, UK Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, European Trade Mark Attorney, Chartered Electrical & Electronic Engineer, Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers.
An attorney recommended by the Legal 500, which describes Huw as being "strong in the electronics field."
Core expertise: electrical/electronics, telecommunications, semi-conductors, software, trade marks, designs
Huw has substantial engineering expertise gained as an electronic design engineer at Rediffusion Radio Systems and STC before he joined the patent profession. He also has many years experience as a Patent Attorney in private practice, advising clients ranging from start-ups to SMEs, Universities and multinationals. Huw joined Chapman Molony from a position as a Partner in a large, London based firm of patent and trade mark attorneys. His experience covers a diverse range of technologies. He specialises in prosecuting and advising on patents relating to electrical and electronic based technologies, wireless communications; semi-conductor devices; computer software, and optical components.
Huw is one of our trade marks and industrial designs specialists, and has extensive experience in representing clients at trade marks hearings. He also has particular expertise in IP portfolio management and has managed the Hoover patent and trade mark portfolio.
He attained a Bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nottingham Trent University. Huw entered the profession in 1991.
In addition to his professional work, Huw mentors PhD students at Cardiff University and is responsible for the firm’s IT systems, which include specialist case management software and an intranet connecting our offices.
Dr Catherine Bonner
MSci, PhD, UK Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney.
Core expertise: mechanical engineering, physics, medical, optics, photonics
Catherine joined Chapman Molony following 3 years working as a Patent Attorney in the Intellectual Property division of Dyson Technology. She also has extensive experience as a Patent Attorney in private practice, advising a broad range of clients including early stage companies, SMEs and multinational corporations.
Her experience includes filing and prosecuting patent and design applications across a wide range of mechanical engineering and physics-based subject matter, as well as providing advice on invention harvesting, product clearance and commercial management of IP rights. She specialises in medical technologies, low pressure systems, telecommunications, photonics, displays, and TV broadcast. Catherine is one of our industrial designs specialists and advises on all aspects of these rights.
Catherine graduated from St Andrews University with a Physics degree and attained a PhD at the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton. Her PhD research related to planar waveguide devices. She entered the profession in 1999.
Catherine tutors within the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys tutorial programme and is one of the authors of the CIPA training manual for trainee Patent Attorneys.
BSc, UK Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, Registered Trade Mark Attorney, Fellow of the International Institute of Licensing Practitioners.
Core expertise: chemistry, materials science, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical, trade marks
Hedley is a very experienced Patent Attorney, having been a Partner in a large, London based firm of patent attorneys for many years prior to joining Chapman Molony as a consultant. He worked at Derwent Publications before entering the patent profession. His clients range from individuals and start-up companies, to SMEs and multinational corporations.
His technical expertise covers chemistry, materials science, biotechnology, and medical inventions. He has particular expertise in prosecuting and advising on patents relating to pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and medical applications. Hedley has extensive experience in representing clients at European Patent Office hearings. He is one of our trade marks specialists and advises on all aspects of trade mark rights. Hedley also advises on IP due diligence, portfolio management, and licensing.
Hedley holds a Chemistry degree from Nottingham University and qualified as a Patent Attorney in 1979.
Dr Victoria Pugsley
MA, MSc(Eng), PhD, European Patent Attorney
Core expertise: materials science, physical chemistry, metallurgy, materials engineering, pharmaceuticals, designs
Victoria gained extensive research experience, including working at both Edinburgh University and Princeton University, before entering the patent profession. She joined Chapman Molony in 2010 from a large, London based firm of patent and trade mark attorneys.
Her technical expertise covers a broad range of physical chemistry and material science based subject matter including pharmaceuticals, hardmetal composites and components, building materials, and superalloy turbine blades. She is experienced at filing and prosecuting patent applications, opposition and appeal hearings before the European Patent Office. Victoria is also experienced at undertaking patent landscape analysis and is one of our industrial designs specialists.
Victoria holds an MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, an MSc (Eng) in Materials Engineering from the University of Cape Town, and a PhD in Materials Engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nurnberge in Germany. Her PhD research related to the mechanical properties of hardmetals and cermets. She entered the profession in 2006.
Core expertise: superconductors, semiconductors, low-dimensional structures, nano-scale physics, crystallography and computer software.
Amy completed an internship at Chapman Molony in the summer of 2010 and returned to us full time shortly after graduating from Oxford University. Her technical expertise covers many aspects of physics and materials science including semiconductors, low-dimensional structures and crystallography.
Amy holds a first class Masters degree in Physics from Oxford University. Upon graduating, she was awarded the Metaswitch prize for her work in software development. Amy entered the profession in 2011 and is currently studying for her CIPA patent examinations.
Core expertise: patent, trade mark and design renewals
Vicky joined Chapman Molony from a position as the accounts manager at a children’s TV programme production company. Prior to that she was an air traffic control officer in the Royal Air Force.
Vicky manages the day-to-day running of the firm, including our accounts department and our patent, design, and trade mark renewals service. She has attained the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys Certificate in Patent Administration.