John O'Flaherty

Computing & Electronics
Senior Associate

B.Eng. Electronic Engineering; European and Irish Patent Attorney

John is a European and Irish Patent Attorney with extensive patent prosecution experience. He graduated with a B. Eng. in Electronic Engineering from the University of Limerick.

Before joining FRKelly, he worked for two years at another IP firm in Dublin. He also spent three years in a leading Japanese Intellectual Property Law firm in Osaka prosecuting patents in a wide range of jurisdictions, primarily before the U.S., Japanese, European, Chinese, and Korean patent office. He was team leader of the Leader of the foreign computer/EE practice team responsible for a managing up to 10 people of various nationalities. He also assisted and prevailed for the clients in a number of contentious prosecution and litigation matters, including oppositions, invalidations, and infringement actions.

John’s areas of expertise include electronics, telecommunications, physics, mechanics, and software/business methods/computer-implemented inventions.

John is a member of the Irish Association of Patent and Trademark Attorneys (APTMA), the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI as well as a student member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).

John is based in our Dublin Office.