Computing & Electronics
B.Sc(Hons), M.Ind.Eng., European Patent Attorney, Chartered Physicist, Chartered Engineer, European Trade Mark Attorney
Phil has extensive experience in Intellectual Property Matters and specialises primarily in Patents in particular in the areas of physics, electronics and general engineering. He has responsibility for the European Intellectual Property interests of a number of US Corporations. He has worked in areas such as solid state electronics, fuel cells, encryption, telecoms, and medical devices and equipment.
He has acted in a number of litigious matters in Europe and in particular has co-ordinated litigation in a number of countries for a US Corporation. Further, he has acted in both ex-parte and inter-partes matters at the European Patent Office both before the Oppositions Division and the Boards of Appeal. His work includes original drafting, filing and prosecution work for local clients and European filing and prosecution work on behalf of foreign clients.
Phil holds an Honours Degree in Physics from Queens University Belfast and a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering from University College Dublin. He is a Chartered Physicist, a Chartered Engineer and is a member of the Institute of Physics and the Institute of Engineers in Ireland. He also holds memberships of LES, AIPPI and FICPI. Within FICPI, Phil is the President of the Admission Commission and is a former Rapporteur General Of the FICPI CET commission.
Recently, Phil was recommended for his experience in cross-jurisdictional litigation as well as contentious proceedings at the EPO in Intellectual Asset Management magazine’s IAM Patent 1000 2015. He was also noted as a “key patent practitioner” in Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2015 Handbook.
Phil is based in our Dublin Office.
Interests include: golf, sailing, gym and travel.