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Darena Slavova

Darena Slavova

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Darena Slavova

Associate, Patent Attorney



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Darena is a patent attorney working as part of our engineering and ICT team. She is experienced in working at all stages of the patent application process and helping start-up companies and SMEs build and manage their patent portfolios.

Areas of Expertise

• Energy Technology, including EV charging 
• Optics and photonics
• Medical devices, including orthopaedic and orthodontic devices 
• Artificial intelligence, including conversational AI software
• Consumer electronic devices and associated products, including hardware, control electronics and firmware


Darena has a Physics background with an MSci degree in Natural Sciences from Durham University. She conducted her Master’s project in the field of condensed matter physics and researched the magnetic and Hall properties of selected RE:TM alloys and TM multilayers to simulate their performance as MRAM devices.

Darena joined Mewburn Ellis in 2021 and qualified as a Chartered UK Patent Attorney in 2024.


In 2024, Darena was awarded CIPA’s Drafting Prize having attained the highest mark in the UK in the drafting exam FD2.