European Patent Attorney

Chartered Patent Attorney


PhD (Cantab), Materials Science; MEng (Oxon), Materials Science

Caroline Humphrey


Caroline has been in the patent profession since 2015. She is a patent attorney. 
She has been involved in drafting and prosecuting patent applications across a wide range of jurisdictions, including the US, Europe and China, and has experience of inventor disclosure meetings, prior art and freedom-to-operate searching. She has also assisted in preparing infringement and validity opinions.

Caroline works in several areas of technology, including mechanical and automotive engineering, graphics processing, materials, artificial intelligence, electronics and telecommunications, where she has drafted standards-related patent applications for 3GPP 5G. She has also worked on a range of cases relating to medical devices, semiconductor technology and submarine equipment. Caroline has worked with clients ranging from private inventors and start-ups to large multinational corporations. 

She has a first class degree in Materials Science from Oxford University, a PhD from Cambridge University and has passed the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law with Distinction.  Caroline holds CIPA certifications in patent drafting, amendment of specifications and advanced IP law and practice.

Caroline was awarded the Gibbs Prize from Oxford University for outstanding performance and the A.T. Green Award from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining for the Best National Ceramics Graduate. In her PhD, she studied a group of layered ceramic materials with unusual properties, using techniques such as nanoindentation, micropillar compression, electron microscopy, neutron diffraction and synchrotron x-ray diffraction to study their deformation characteristics.

Prior to joining the patent profession, Caroline spent over three years working for an oilfield services company and is a listed inventor on several patents.