Nanoco Group PLC

The people make the company, the cutting edge knowledge is something you cannot experience anywhere else. For me personally it’s also been great to learn from the legal team we work with and gain from their experience.

Nathalie Gresty

Intellectual Property Specialist

How would you describe your role?

I have a varied role but I specialise in IP, I work with attorneys to file patent applications, and with scientists to help writing up their inventions. I assist with getting that patent examined and grated. I also work on commercial contacts and assist the CTO with conference presentations and technical publications.

How long have you been with Nanoco and what made you join?

I started ten years ago! I was interested in materials science following my degree in Chemistry, and I was looking for a role in the North West and I came across Nanoco. The technology and the potential for something I was researching to go into real world applications hugely appealed to me.

What does a typical day look like for you?

There is no typical day for me! I spend a portion of each day working on contracts and usually patent applications. I might have meetings with the legal or technical teams. Every day is different!

What do you think are the biggest benefits of working at Nanoco?

The people make the company, the cutting edge knowledge is something you cannot experience anywhere else. For me personally it’s also been great to learn from the legal team we work with and gain from their experience.

There are many different roles at Nanoco and we have a diverse workforce, there is always something new to learn from others and the work they are doing. Particularly on the IP side, you learn something new each time a new application is made which is what I find really interesting and exciting.

Are there any downsides?

If you don’t like to bring busy then this isn’t the place for you! The work is fast paced and change is inevitable.

How has your career progressed since you have been working here?

I started working as a chemist in the synthesis of PV materials. I then moved into a role focused on protecting our technology and I have developed that as a specialist. More recently I’ve started working on commercial contracts.

What would you tell someone who was thinking about joining Nanoco?

Expect the unexpected. No two days will be the same.