Joel Todd

Patent Scientist,

Joel Todd

Joel joined EIP as Patent Scientist with a background in Physics. He gained a First Class MPhys degree from the University of Oxford, with a focus on condensed matter and atmospheric physics. For his master’s project, Joel wrote a computer program displaying the time evolution of neighbouring atomic spins in ferromagnets. This allowed for the visualisation of the spin dynamics of Dirac magnons on a ferromagnetic honeycomb lattice, which have dispersion linear in wavevector, in analogy to the dispersion of electrons in graphene.

Joel taught himself Japanese to fluency in just three years, and works in Japanese with our Japanese clients prosecuting patent applications in Europe.

Published articles

  • June 2024
    EE Times, Why U.S. Companies Should Continue to Apply for AI Patents in Europe (link)
  • May 2024
    EIP Updates, Updated EPO Guidelines on AI – why US companies should encourage close collaboration between their US and European attorneys on AI patent applications (link)


  • 2022 — 2023
    Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (Distinction), Queen Mary University of London
  • 2022
    Japanese Language Proficiency Test, Level N1
  • 2016 — 2020
    MPhys Physics, University of Oxford

Career history

  • 2021 — present
    Patent Scientist, EIP
  • 2020 — 2021
    STEM Programme Leader, Oxbridge Access Programme, Leading Education

Languages spoken

  • English (native)
  • Japanese (fluent)



  • AI
  • Applied physics
  • Image and signal processing
  • Medical imaging
  • Software


  • Medical imaging