Computing & Electronics
B.Eng. Electronic Engineering; European Patent Attorney; Registered Patent Agent (Ireland); Registered Trade Mark Agent (Ireland); European Trade Mark & Design Attorney (OHIM Professional Representative)
Alan is a European Patent Attorney. He graduated with a B. Eng. in Electronic Engineering from Dublin City University. Alan joined FRKelly in 2014 having spent a number of years working with another IP firm in Dublin. Previously he worked in one of the largest IP firms in Seoul, South Korea, where he gained experience dealing with some of the biggest Korean conglomerates (‘chaebol’) and research institutes. He is also a qualified Irish Patent Attorney and European Trade Mark & Design Attorney. Prior to joining the IP profession, Alan was a process engineer in the electronic manufacturing industry for several multinational companies in Ireland.
Alan’s areas of expertise include electronics, telecommunications, physics, mechanics, and software/business methods/computer-implemented inventions. His work involves the filing and prosecution of European and international patent applications for both local and international clients. Alan has considerable experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the above-mentioned fields before the European Patent Office (EPO) and the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO).
Alan is based in our Dublin Office.
25 July 2016 – Refunds of Examination Fee for European Patent Applications
25 February 2016 – Accelerating Prosecution at the EPO
2 February 2015 – Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Ireland