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Pip Hellier

Technical Assistant

Pip joined Greaves Brewster in April 2022, having worked elsewhere in private practice since 2019. He holds a PhD in catalysis chemistry from Cardiff University, during which he was based at the UK’s national synchrotron facility, Diamond Light Source. His research focussed on metal oxide selective oxidation catalysts and innovative methods of extracting surface-sensitive chemical information using synchrotron X-ray techniques. Prior to his postgraduate studies, he obtained an MSci in Chemistry from Imperial College London.

Since joining the profession, Pip has gained experience of all parts of the patent lifecycle, from drafting to prosecution, through to opposition and questions of infringement. He has also worked on other forms of intellectual property rights, both registrable and unregistrable. Much of his experience has been with SMEs and start-ups, and he has particularly enjoyed developing close, almost ‘in-house’ relationships with clients.

Pip has experience with a wide range of chemical subject matter, including agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, polymers and solar cells, alongside experience of technical areas beyond chemistry, such as biomaterials, environmental technology and medical devices. He greatly enjoys helping inventions in all fields blossom into commercial realities.