Dr Vicky Pugsley

Senior Patent Associate


  • MA Natural Sciences, Cambridge University
  • MSc (Eng) Materials Engineering, University of Cape Town
  • PhD Materials Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nurnberg
  • European Patent Attorney

Professional Associations

  • Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
  • European Patent Institute (EPI)


Vicky gained extensive research experience, including working at both Edinburgh University and Princeton University, before entering the patent profession. She joined Chapman IP 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 composite materials, building materials, super-alloy turbine blades, medical devices, oil and gas engineering, and thermal combustion systems. She is experienced at filing and prosecuting patent applications, opposition and appeal hearings before the European Patent Office. Vicky also undertakes patent landscape analysis and is one of our industrial designs specialists. She advises a range of clients including multi-national companies and local SMEs.

Vicky 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-Nurnberg in Germany. Her PhD research related to the mechanical properties of hard metal composites. She entered the profession in 2006.

Core Expertise

  • Materials science
  • Physical chemistry
  • Metallurgy
  • Materials engineering
  • Designs

Southampton Office

Kings Park House, 22 Kings Park Road
Southampton SO15 2AT, UK
T +44 (0) 23 8000 2022
F +44 (0) 23 8000 2023

Munich Office

Tal 44, 80331 Munich,
T +44 (0) 23 8000 2022

Cardiff Office

Cardiff Business Technology Centre
Senghennydd Road, Cardiff CF24 4AY, UK
T +44 (0) 29 2009 9999
F +44 (0) 23 8000 2023

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