Milton Keynes

Dr Elizabeth Hynes

Patent Assistant

  • BSc in Theoretical Physics — University College Dublin
  • PhD in Experimental Polymer Physics — Swansea University

Elizabeth has a range of experience in the mechanical and electrical engineering fields. She has assisted on cases involving agricultural machines, foundry equipment, LED units and commercial products. This work has involved assisting with opposition and invalidation, patent prosecution and drafting, infringement opinions and filing registered designs.

Elizabeth has a BSc Hons in theoretical physics from University College Dublin and a PhD in experimental polymer physics from Swansea University. The application of her PhD research was in organic photovoltaics where she discovered that the degree of polymerisation in polymer/fullerene systems impacts the phase behaviour in a similar and often analogous way to polymer/polymer systems. Her studies, in particular her postgraduate studies, have led her to be familiar with a range of scientific instruments and techniques including atomic force microscopy, neutron reflectivity and x-ray diffraction, amongst others.

Elizabeth entered the profession in 2018.

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Articles by Dr Elizabeth Hynes



Can IP speed-up new technology adoption in the recycling industry?

We explore bioplastics to investigate the lag between innovation and adoption in recycling.

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Solar energy and the photovoltaics challenge

Solar energy is key to transforming our energy system, but why hasn't it done so already?

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Seven creative ways to combat climate change — what we can learn from patent activity

Could one of these seven creative inventions successfully mitigate the effects of climate change?

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