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Bethan Halliwell MPhys, EPA, CPA


Bethan is a patent attorney in our Electronics, Computing & Physics group.

Bethan has experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in a wide range of fields and technologies, and has particular experience in sensing technologies such as magnetic sensing and optical fibre sensing, geospatial data processing and other computer implemented inventions, medical technology such as electrosurgical instruments, injector systems and medical imaging systems, and magnetic generators for use in the aerospace industry.

Bethan also specialises in registered design protection, and has a wealth of experience of developing global design filing strategies, often coordinated with a parallel patent filing program. Bethan has worked has helped a range of clients to obtain design protection, in particular, those in the fashion and consumer products industries.

Bethan works with a range of clients from large international corporations to smaller UK based companies and Higher Education Institutes. In particular, Bethan has experience of working closely with a number of UK based companies to develop cost-effective and strategic IP portfolios based on their commercial needs.

Education & background

Bethan graduated from the University of Warwick in 2012 with Master’s degree in Physics, where she focused her studies on condensed matter, solid state and quantum physics. In July 2014, Bethan completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property at Bournemouth University, passing with Merit. Bethan qualified as a European Patent Attorney in July 2016, and as a UK Patent Attorney in March 2018. In March 2023, she was registered as a representative before the new Unified Patent Court, one of the first European patent attorneys to be entered on the list of UPC representatives.

On a personal note...

Bethan generally enjoys anything that keeps her active, primarily to balance out her other enjoyment of good food and wine.  Bethan is also a keen traveller and is always planning her next adventure.