Felix Hall

Associate, Patent Scientist
Cardiff, EIP Europe LLP

Felix is a patent specialist in the chemical and physics sectors. He has specific expertise in atomic physics, coherent light sources, and spectroscopy, as well as patent drafting and prosecution experience with telecoms, electronics, and computer implemented inventions.

Prior to joining EIP Felix completed a PhD (summa cum laude) in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics at the University of Basel in Switzerland. He conducted pioneering experimental research into collisions between ions and atoms at ultralow energies, and was the first author of four research papers published in high-impact physics journals. In 2013 he was awarded the Young Author's Prize by the journal Molecular Physics.

Felix holds a first class MSci degree in Chemical Physics from University College London, where he was awarded a prize for his academic achievement.


  • Patent drafting and prosecution in technology areas including Telecoms, Computer Networks, Computer Implemented Inventions, Electronics, Optics, Imaging, Engines, and Aeronautics.

Published articles

  • 28 January 2014
    Molecular Physics, A spectroscopic investigation of the ionisation and dissociation decay dynamics of Rydberg states of NO
  • 13 June 2013
    Molecular Physics, Light-assisted cold chemical reactions of barium ions with rubidium atoms
  • 08 April 2013
    Molecular Physics, Ion-neutral chemistry at ultralow energies: dynamics of reactive collisions between laser-cooled Ca+ ions and Rb atoms in an ion-atom hybrid trap
  • 05 December 2012
    Physical Review Letters, Millikelvin Reactive Collisions between Sympathetically Cooled Molecular Ions and Laser-Cooled Atoms in an Ion-Atom Hybrid Trap
  • 07 December 2011
    Physical Review Letters, Light-Assisted Ion-Neutral Reactive Processes in the Cold Regime: Radiative Molecule Formation versus Charge Exchange

Education and qualifications

Part Qualified Patent Attorney with a PhD (summa cum laude) in AMO Physics and a first class MSci degree in Chemical Physics.

  • 2014
    PGCert Intellectual Property Law, Bournemouth University
  • 2009 — 2013
    PhD (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics), University of Basel (Switzerland)
  • 2005 — 2009
    MSci Chemical Physics, University College London

Career history

  • 2013 — present
    Associate, EIP

Awards and recognition

  • Molecular Physics Young Author's Prize, Taylor and Francis, 2013
  • C.K. Ingold Prize, University College London, 2007