Dr Vicky Pugsley

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Vicky Pugsley

Dr Vicky Pugsley

European Patent Attorney


MA, MSc(Eng), PhD, European Patent Attorney

Core expertise

Materials science, physical chemistry, metallurgy, materials engineering, pharmaceuticals, designs


Victoria gained extensive research experience, including working at both Edinburgh University and Princeton University, before entering the patent profession. She joined Chapman & Co in 2010 from a large, London based firm of patent and trade mark attorneys.

Her technical expertise covers a broad range of physical chemistry and material science based subject matter including pharmaceuticals, hardmetal composites and components, building materials, and superalloy turbine blades. She is experienced at filing and prosecuting patent applications, opposition and appeal hearings before the European Patent Office. Victoria is also experienced at undertaking patent landscape analysis and is one of our industrial designs specialists.

Victoria holds an MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, an MSc (Eng) in Materials Engineering from the University of Cape Town, and a PhD in Materials Engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nurnberge in Germany. Her PhD research related to the mechanical properties of hardmetals and cements. She entered the profession in 2006.

…her extensive knowledge of patent work saved us a huge amount of time and money worldwide..

I have been a client of Chapman & Co and have found that both my attorney Dr Vicky Pugsley and her office to be above excellent, her professional approach to working with me as a client enabled me to confidently entrust her and her practice to carry out the necessary work. She maintained good lines of communication with me throughout….I have to admit I may not have been the perfect client to her, but that only goes to prove further how conscientious and professional she is!

Etienne Patterson
Director, Kole Products

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