Melissa joined Dehns in September 2021 after graduating with a first class Bachelor’s degree in Physics. She is a Technical Assistant in the Engineering group, working for the Munich office whilst being based partly in the Oxford office.
During her degree, Melissa completed research internships where she modelled neutrino oscillations and evaluated methods to optimise SEI formation in Li-S batteries. In her final year of University, she was awarded a departmental conference prize for a talk presented on the development of analysis methods to evaluate defects in PEM fuel cell materials.
Melissa has extensive experience handling patent prosecution before the European Patent Office, and has also handled applications in the USA, UK and China, as well as other jurisdictions internationally. Melissa has worked with both multinational corporations and individual inventors, and she is familiar with working together with foreign attorneys. Melissa has also assisted with opposition work and design applications.
Melissa predominantly handles engineering patents in the mechanical and aerospace industries, including avionics, environmental control systems, additive manufacturing, materials, and HVAC and refrigeration systems. She also has experience working in electronics, elevator systems and medical technologies.
BSc (Hons) Physics, Lancaster University, 2021