From an article by Dai George in New Scientist:
The interview was produced by New Scientist in conjunction with the European Patent Office, which paid for it to be produced.
Innovation often starts with a "light bulb moment". But after that it's up to a team of sharp-eyed patent examiners to figure out whether a new invention deserves to be protected with a patent. Dai George asks patent examinerLaura Smith-Hewitt what it's like to work at the European Patent Office (EPO).