Rachel Taylor


Rachel handles chemical subject-matter, specialising in industrial chemistry. She works in a number of areas including catalysts, polymer films, industrial processes, animal nutrition and personal care products. She is particularly experienced at prosecuting patent applications before the European Patent Office, and also has experience in drafting and filing UK and US patent applications.  Several of these have gone on to form the basis of large international portfolios, which Rachel has managed, providing strategy advice to clients and instructing foreign attorneys.

Rachel joined Carpmaels & Ransford in 2005. She qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in 2009.

Rachel graduated with a first class degree from Edinburgh University, where she was awarded the MacFarlan Smith Prize (top overall Honours student). Her Doctorate, also completed at Edinburgh University, focused on electrochemistry and materials science and the application of known theories in these areas to investigate the basic parameters of electrochemical machining, a technique used to shape difficult-to-machine alloys.

Out of work, Rachel devotes much of her time to her young family.  She has a keen interest in sports and military aircraft and has completed the RAF Elementary Flying Training Course.


  • BSc Hons (University of Edinburgh)
  • PhD (Electrochemical Machining; University of Edinburgh)
  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Certificate in IP Law