Rebecca Oliver

Senior Associate, UK and European Patent Attorney

Rebecca Oliver

Rebecca specialises in mechanical-related inventions, with experience in fields such as aerospace, consumer devices and sports equipment. She enjoys taking clients through the patent life cycle, from invention harvesting and devising patent filing strategies, through to multi-jurisdictional prosecution and freedom-to-operate reviews. She has private practice experience advising on patent matters for clients from SMEs to multinationals and is skilled at liaising with clients, from inventors to foreign attorneys and in-house IP practitioners.

Rebecca enjoys mentoring trainee attorneys and paralegals as they prepare for qualification examinations, regularly providing internal training sessions. She is also an active member of multiple DE&I groups within EIP, promoting gender balance in the profession and a commitment to giving back to our communities.

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

Recent work

  • Drafting and prosecution of patents related to mechanical and electro-mechanical inventions, in various jurisdictions.
  • IP Auditing
  • Registered Design portfolio development advice

Published articles

  • June 2023
    EIP Updates, Mobility-as-a-Service – have you protected your assets from the competition? (link)
  • May 2022
    Newsflash, Mobility-as-a-Service – how will you travel? (link)
  • February 2022
    The Patent Lawyer Magazine , Innovation at the Winter Olympics (link)
  • 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)


  • 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
    MEng Engineering, University of Bath
  • 2007 — 2008
    Diploma of Medical Engineering, University of Surrey

Career history

  • 2023 — present
    Senior Associate, EIP
  • 2014 — 2023
    Associate, EIP
  • 2012 — 2014
    Mechanical Engineer, Babcock International



  • Additive manufacturing
  • Electromechanical systems


  • Additive manufacturing
  • Electromechanical systems
  • Mechanics


  • Additive manufacturing
  • Medical devices