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Dr
Janine
Swarbrick

Patent Director

Nottingham Office

Electronics

Telephone. +44(0) 115 857 5003
Mobile. +44(0) 7407 879154
Email. [email protected]

Experience

Janine is a Patent Director. Her day to day work involves drafting and prosecution work related to many areas of physics, electronics, and computing-focussed technologies. She co-leads the Electronics MedTech sector looking to engage with clients working in the rapidly developing fields of MedTech and digital health.

Janine has extensive experience in helping clients (from local clients to multinational companies) to protect inventions relating to physics-based fields including: telecommunications (including mobile devices and 4G, LTE and 5G standards, user interfaces, network communications and messaging schemes), computer systems and software (including for sensing and control of physical systems such as vehicles, medical devices, and RFID tracking technology), nanotechnology including 2D materials, automotive technologies, medical devices and MedTech/digital health, and semiconductors.

Her past research work includes soft and hard X-ray spectroscopy at synchrotron facilities, scanning tunnelling microscopy, atomic force microscopy, electrospray systems, and computer modelling of molecular systems. Janine has published several scientific journal articles on her research including from her postdoctoral position at the ESRF in Grenoble, France.

Qualifications

Patent Attorney

Chartered (UK)
Europe


MSCI

MSci in Physics

PHD

Physics (Nanoscience)

Recognition

The CIPA Chris Gibson prize for Law

Janine was awarded the Chris Gibson prize for obtaining the highest mark in the Patents Foundation Law Paper (Basic English Law) in her year.

AI qualification - Machine Learning Specialization - by Coursera / Stanford University

Passed three modules covering: Supervised machine learning: regression and classification; Advanced learning algorithms; and Unsupervised learning, recommenders, and reinforcement learning

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Publications

Building Better Bodies 10 years on: 3D Printing in Healthcare

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The Innovative Devices Access Pathway (IDAP)

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Exam Success!

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WIPR Diversity 2022

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Women revolutionising healthcare

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Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity - February 2021

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BioCity hosts Ada Lovelace Day - October 2021

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Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity - February 2022

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Managing IP July 2022 - EPO must seize chance for EQE reform, say diversity advocates

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WIPR Diversity 2022 - Ageism in the Multigenerational Workforce

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WIPR Diversity 2022 - Promoting Women in STEM

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Health Tech World: Spotting innovation in digital health – and can you patent it?

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Comment: UK lawyers react to new Horizon funding deal

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Pivot proficiency: Maximising IP portfolio value

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Conferences: 2023

October 11th 2023

Lexology Webinar: Exploring Common Ground and Contrasts in Patenting Software Inventions

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June 13th 2023

HGF IP in Healthcare Conference 2023

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May 23rd 2023

Digital Health World Congress 2023

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May 3rd 2023

LSX World Congress 2023

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Conferences: 2022

December 9th 2022

pro-manchester HealthTech Conference 2022

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December 9th 2022

Health Tech Conference 2022

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November 23rd 2022

PS4Y Precision Medicine meeting - Sheffield

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October 11th 2022

HGF CPD Conference 2022

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May 10th 2022

HGF IP in Healthcare Conference 2022

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May 10th 2022

The HGF IP in Healthcare Conference 2022

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April 26th 2022

IP Inclusive Annual Meeting 2022

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Conferences: 2021

October 7th 2021

Business of Science 2021

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October 1st 2021

CIPA IP Paralegals Virtual Conference - "IP Inclusive: A Community for All"

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June 11th 2021

CITMA IP Inclusive Webinar - "Carers and solo parents at work"

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CSR

Janine enjoys passing on her professional knowledge and experience to others and being involved in several teaching/mentoring roles. In-house, she tutors trainees for the EQE drafting Paper A, and for the CIPA FD1 Law paper.

Janine is proud to be a part of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) focus group within HGF, working to promote equality in a welcome and supportive working environment for all within the company and the wider IP profession.

Janine co-chaired the Non-traditional Family Network of IP Inclusive, a community of solo parents, other non-traditional family members and allies in the UK IP professions – see: https://ipinclusive.org.uk/community/ip-non-traditional-family-network/

Outside of HGF and in collaboration with BioCity, where HGF Nottingham are based, Janine is involved as a “scientist in residence” through the Lab_13 initiative run by Ignite! Futures, who work with local schools to raise excitement and awareness of STEM subjects and career opportunities. She is involved with the annual Ada Lovelace Day organised by BioCity and Ignite! Futures to work with girls from local schools to inspire the next generation of female scientists. She provides activities and workshops with schools for the annual Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity, and she is also a STEM ambassador, working with schools and teachers to promote STEM subjects for all.

For more information, see:

https://www.ignitefutures.org.uk/biocity

https://wearepioneergroup.com/ald-21/

Ada Lovelace Day 2023: Empowering Women In STEM

https://www.ignitefutures.org.uk/post/2019/06/05/launching-lab13-biocity

https://nottsfosac.co.uk/

https://www.stem.org.uk/stem-ambassadors

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