Pruthvi Mehta

Patent Scientist,

Pruthvi Mehta

Pruthvi joined EIP as a Patent Scientist with a background in Physics. Pruthvi gained a PhD in Particle Physics from the University of Liverpool. Her PhD focused on NCQE (neutral-current quasielastic) interactions and neutron tagging at Super-Kamiokande (a Water-Cherenkov neutrino detector located in Japan). NCQE interactions mimic the signal from supernova relic neutrinos (SRNs), so understanding this signal better improves SRN signal sensitivity.

Since 2020 Pruthvi has also been a member of IOP (MInstP) and has been a contributing columnist for PhysicsWorld, the membership magazine for the Institute of Physics, and written articles for the publication about the Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT) and the importance of inclusion in scientific publishing. She has also produced scientific content for YouTube and has worked in academic scientific proofreading and editing.

Published articles

  • February 2024
    EIP Updates, Deletion of “claim-like” clauses: an EPO Board of Appeal allows them to remain in the granted patent (T 0438/22) (link)
  • October 2023
    EIP Updates, EPO-EUIPO report: Patents and trademarks improve likelihood of start-ups securing funding (link)
  • October 2023
    EIP Updates, Dr Valerie Thomas, Black History Month 2023 (link)

Education and qualifications

  • 2018 — 2023
    Particle Physics PhD, University of Liverpool
  • 2017 — 2018
    MSc Particle Physics, Queen Mary University of London
  • 2014 — 2017
    BSc Physics, Queen Mary University of London

Career history

  • 2023 — present
    Patent Scientist, EIP
  • 2020 — 2023
    Columnist for PhysicsWorld, Institute of Physics
  • 2017 — 2018
    Physics Ambassador, QMUL



  • AI
  • Applied maths & cryptography
  • Applied physics
  • Gaming and graphics
  • Software