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Dr
Victoria
Bruce

European Patent Attorney

Glasgow Office

Electronics

Telephone. +44(0) 141 229 5800
Email. [email protected]

Experience

Victoria joined HGF in 2016 from academia where she had been working as a post-doctoral researcher within several international collaborations for three years, having previously obtained a PhD in Astrophysics in 2013. Victoria's research involved developing new methods of image analysis and model fitting to characterize the properties of galaxies far back in cosmic time and interpreting these results within the current framework of galaxy formation simulations. She was also previously involved with research into the detectability of extra-solar planets from transit observations during her undergraduate Masters project.

Since joining HGF, Victoria has gained experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in various fields including medtech, telecommunications, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and power management.

Victoria qualified as a European Patent Attorney in 2022.

Qualifications

Patent Attorney

Europe


MPHYS

Astrophysics, First Class, University of St Andrews, 2009

PHD

Astrophysics, University of Edinburgh, 2013

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE

Intellectual Property Law, Bournemouth University, 2017

Publications

IP for Space Sustainability: Are We Missing a Trick?

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Investing in Patents for Space Tech: Safeguarding Innovations in the Space Sector

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Can Artificial Intelligence save the NHS?

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Can Artificial Intelligence save the NHS?

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CSR

Victoria participates in HGF’s internal training program for trainee patent attorneys as a tutor for EQE Paper B.

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