Rebecca Oliver

Associate, UK and European Patent Attorney

Prior to joining EIP Rebecca spent two years working as a mechanical engineer, primarily on the design, development and delivery of equipment for handling and launch systems on submarines and surface vessels.

Rebecca holds a first class master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bath and a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Bournemouth University.

Since joining EIP, Rebecca has worked on the drafting and prosecution of patent applications for multinational clients and SMEs in the UK, Europe and further afield. She has liaised directly with inventors and with in-house IP practitioners.

Rebecca has gained experience of patent law in a number of jurisdictions, including Europe, the US and Japan.

Recent work

  • Freedom to operate and validity opinions
  • Patent prosecution and drafting experience in mechanical inventions

Published articles

  • July 2021
    Newsflash, Should I get my Patent Application to Grant as Fast as Possible? (link)
  • 28 July 2021
    Newsflash, Should I get my Patent Application to Grant as Fast as Possible? (link)
  • June 2021
    Sport Broadcast, Protecting the Intellectual Property of Sports Tech Companies (link)
  • June 2021
    Intellectual Property Magazine, Going For Gold (link)
  • May 2021
    Law in Sports, Broadcasting Tokyo 2020: How Modern Media Techniques Will Be Protected By IP Law (link)
  • April 2021
    LinkedIn, Innovation at the Olympics (link)
  • February 2021
    LinkedIn, Many ways to solve a problem: e-bike conversion kits (link)
  • January 2021
    LinkedIn, Mobility-as-a-Service – how will you travel? (link)
  • December 2020
    LinkedIn, F1 and the Problem of Debris (link)


  • Sports Equipment
  • Micromobility
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aircraft Systems

Education and qualifications

  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Litigation, 2021
  • UK Chartered Patent Attorney, 2019
  • European Patent Attorney, 2019

  • 2015
    Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (Distinction), Bournemouth University
  • 2006 — 2012
    Masters of Engineering, University of Bath
  • 2007 — 2008
    Diploma of Medical Engineering, University of Surrey

Career history

  • 2014 — present
    Associate, EIP
  • 2012 — 2014
    Mechanical Engineer, Babcock International