Harry O'Brien

Trainee Patent Attorney


Harry is currently training with Beck Greener to qualify as a British and European patent attorney.

Harry works in the chemical field with technologies such as site-specific drug delivery, compositions for materials deposition, gas separation and pharmaceuticals. He is involved with the preparation, filing and prosecution of patent applications at both the UK Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office.

Harry joined the firm in 2019 having completed both a PhD and post-doctoral position in chemistry, specialising in homogeneous catalysis. During his PhD, he developed synthetic methodologies and elucidated reaction mechanisms of iron-catalysed cross-coupling reactions whilst his post-doctoral research focussed on the synthesis and application of novel organometallic palladium pre catalysts.

Academic Qualifications

MChem, University of Liverpool 2014
PhD, Chemistry, University of Bristol 2018
Cert. IP, Bournemouth University 2020