Harriet Bird

Technical Assistant


Harriet is a Technical Assistant in the Engineering Group, working towards qualification as a UK and European Patent Attorney.

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 in Liverpool.

Harriet studied a range of topics during her Physics degree, such as electromagnetism, mechanics, nuclear physics, quantum mechanics and medical physics. She now uses her knowledge of complex physics principles and ideas to understand new inventions. As part of the final year of her degree, Harriet worked on a project with local schools that was focused on improving engagement and ambition in science for students with English as an additional language (EAL).


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. She enjoys working closely with clients with a focus on achieving their commercial goals.

Harriet’s work includes drafting patent applications for new inventions as well as prosecuting international patent portfolios. Harriet also has experience in preparing and filing registered design applications. She has 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, such as diagnostic technologies and medical equipment, as well as in subsea engineering, telecommunications, construction equipment and tobacco heating products.


Qualifications and Memberships

Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London, 2020

Student Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys


Higher Education

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

Contact details

Fabric Building
30 Queen Street
M2 5HX
United Kingdom

+44 (0)161 470 8030


mechanical engineering, physics, electronics