UCL Mathematical & Physical Sciences


Seminar: Introduction to Patent Applications

04 May 2022, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Enterprise & Innovation Seminar

We welcome Amy Bishton from the Patent Agency, Barker Brettell as our guest speaker for this MAPS I&E Seminar: Introduction to Patent Applications

Event Information

Open to



Ethne James-Souch (on behalf of MAPS Vice-Dean I&E Prof Nguyen TK Thanh)


Chadwick Building B05 LT
Gower Street
United Kingdom

Amy Bishton will discuss:

  • What is a patent?
  • How do I obtain a patent?
  • What can I obtain a patent for?
  • Are there restrictions on what can be patented?
  • What can be done with patent?
  • What does a patent application contain? What are the basic requirements for these?


Chadwick Building B05 LT, Chadwick Building, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT

Hybrid Seminar, see calendar invite or contact Ethne James-Souch (e.james-souch@ucl.ac.uk) for joining information (registering will email Ethne directly for the Zoom details). 

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More on the Speaker: Amy Bishton

Amy's technical background is in Physics. During her career, she is acquired a wide range of technological expertise across the computing and engineering fields. Her areas of expertise include computer modelling and simulation, encryption and authentication systems, industrial control systems, machine learning, web-based applications and content delivery and consumer electronics with particular emphasis on user interfaces, display technology and battery technology.


Amy's experience in software and computer-implemented innovation has allowed her to provide opinions on software patentability for the UK and Europe. Her experience encompasses freedom-to-operate projects, validity opinions, portfolio management and prosecution strategy, patent transactions, competitor monitoring and patent enforcement. 

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