Harriet Bird

UK/European Patent Attorney


Harriet is a UK (Chartered) and European Patent Attorney in the Dehns Engineering Group.

She joined Dehns in 2022, after graduating from the University of Liverpool with a first class Physics degree in 2018 and spending over three years at another intellectual property firm.

During her degree, Harriet studied a wide range of topics, specialising in Medical and Nuclear Physics. She also led outreach projects to improve engagement and ambition in science, particularly for students with English as an additional language (EAL).

Harriet qualified as a UK and European Patent Attorney in 2023.


Type of clients and client work

Harriet works with a variety of clients from large multinational companies to SMEs, university spin-outs and individual inventors.

Harriet’s work includes drafting patent applications for new inventions as well as prosecuting international patent portfolios. She has also previously worked on contentious matters involving patent infringement and enforcement, including assisting in a patent litigation case at the IPEC.



Harriet has a broad range of experience across a variety of mechanical, electrical and physics-related fields. She has particular experience in working on cases involving medical inventions as well as subsea engineering, telecommunications, construction equipment and tobacco heating products.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • Authorised Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) (2023)
  • European Patent Attorney, 2023
  • UK (Chartered) Patent Attorney, 2023
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London, 2020
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)


Higher Education

BSc (Honors) in Physics, First Class, University of Liverpool, 2018



In 2023, Harriet was awarded the CIPA Drafting Prize for scoring the highest mark of all those sitting the October 2022 FD2 (Drafting of Specifications) paper as part of the qualification process to become a UK Chartered Patent Attorney.

Contact details

Fabric Building
30 Queen Street
M2 5HX
United Kingdom

+44 (0)161 470 8030


mechanical engineering, physics, electronics